Thunder Woman Healing Lodge in Toronto to incorporate mass timber and net-zero elements

By Angela Gismondi
The Daily Commercial News
September 20, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

TORONTO, Ontario — Chandos Construction is building a new, seven-storey residential building in Toronto for the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society that will provide transitional housing and support for formerly incarcerated Indigenous women. The design includes mass timber and net-zero elements and will be built in collaboration with Indigenous trades. For the team building the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Ont., incorporating green and sustainable elements is an integral part of the project, but the availability and cost of materials is creating challenges. …Once built, the seven-storey lodge, located at 2217 Kingston Rd., will provide transitional housing and wraparound supports for formerly incarcerated Indigenous women. The building, which will be the only facility of its kind in Ontario, will incorporate the Indigenous healing lodge tradition, a community-based residential healing space and a transitional rental housing program under one roof.

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