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Sep 18th, 2023

Welcome Home: Community Improvements at 31 McEwen Transform Lobby

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Tenants at the senior community of 31 McEwen got to unveil a building makeover on Sept. 18. 

The work included new paint on all the walls, ceilings, doors and door frames in the main lobby, ground floor corridors, vestibule, mailroom, washrooms, lounge, games room and ground floor corridors. 

Other improvements 

  • All floor and wall tiles on the ground floor and common areas were replaced with new ceramic tiles.  
  • Ceiling tiles in the lobby and ground floor corridors were replaced. 
  • New pot lights were installed in the main entrance and front vestibule.    
  • LED lights were replaced in the mailroom and main floor corridors 
  • The total investment in this project was $72,000.  

“This transformation at 31 McEwen Avenue will have an impact on tenants and create pride in their homes. The lobby is the first thing people see when they enter a building. That is why we call it the Welcome Home. The program contributes to the overall well-being of the tenants and community they live in,” said OCH’s Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Giguère. 

The Welcome Home Program is designed to create more welcoming spaces for tenants and their guests. By investing in improvements to the lobby and building common areas, we foster a sense of community pride.  

Did you know? OCH has 14 Welcome Home projects scheduled to be completed in 2023. That means makeovers in buildings across the city – impacting thousands of tenants.  

“I know this investment will make a difference to the 200 residents that call 31 McEwen home. As the city’s largest social and community housing provider, it’s crucial that OCH maintain and preserve their homes for tenants now and in the future,” said Bay Ward Councillor and OCH Board Chair Theresa Kavanagh.  

Welcome Home before and after BIL McEwen Twitter