Stouffville, Ontario – Today, Paul Chiang, Member of Parliament for Markham–Unionville, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, alongside Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Michael Parsa, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Housing, and Paul Calandra, MPP for Markham-Stouffville along with Regional Councillor Gino Rosati acting on behalf of Wayne Emmerson, Chair and CEO, Regional Municipality of York, Iain Lovatt, Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville and John Taylor, Mayor of the Town of Newmarket, marked the ground-breaking of a new housing development at 5676 Main Street.

Through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) and Investment in Affordable Housing-Extension (IAH-E) programs funded by the federal and provincial governments, the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario have invested nearly $4.8 million and $6.4 million, respectively, to support the creation of nearly 100 homes for families, individuals, and seniors living in Stouffville.

Owned and operated by York Region, the Stouffville Affordable Housing apartment complex will offer one, two, and three-bedroom units. Construction is expected to begin this summer, and the building will be ready to welcome residents in 2023.