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Address: 14125 137 Avenue NW

Operator: TBA

McArthur is a 50-suite building, one of five new modular supportive housing sites developed in collaboration with Homeward Trust, with funding support from the Government of Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative and the City of Edmonton. 

Construction was completed in October 2022, and final steps are necessary before residents move in. The site will be legally transferred to Homeward Trust after the City receives all necessary construction permits. As the owner of the site, Homeward Trust will work closely with a non-profit organization to operate this facility. 

Moving into supportive housing is a gradual process as each resident has specific needs. Homeward Trust and the operator will be working together to minimize disruption for residents. The operator will be hosting an open house after the residents move in. The operator is also mandated to complete and share a Good Neighbour Plan with nearby neighbours and stakeholders.

As part of the preparation work, Homeward Trust is ensuring each unit has furniture and appropriate mobility and accessibility adjustments. All units are equipped with basic furnishings, including tables, chairs, couches, TVs and beds. Residents are given choices around other basics, which will help them determine how their new home looks and feels. 

Homeward Trust also runs Edmonton’s Coordinated Access program, which helps identify individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their home, then matches them with safe housing and services. To expedite move-ins to the five new supportive housing sites, Homeward Trust has been maintaining a list of individuals suitable for this kind of housing.

Site Activity

Update - July 2021

Construction on main floor columns, elevator and stair cores, and second floor structural slabs will take place in July and August. Work is progressing as per the current project schedule with completion by the end of 2021.

Previous Updates

Tree removal, site excavation, compaction, backfill, pile installation, and foundation work are complete. 

This project adheres to the Corporate Tree Management Policy that ensures growth, sustainability, acquisition, stewardship, maintenance, protection, and preservation of Edmonton's Urban Forest. New trees and planting will be a part of future landscaping plans.

Design Update

In 2021, Homeward Trust and the City shared final design renderings for Edmonton’s new supportive housing developments. The buildings were designed by GEC Architecture, one of Edmonton’s leading design firms. Learn more about the design process

Site Visuals