New condominium blocks and condominium tasks are effectively underway with many extra being proposed; however there’s additionally a big set of different housing begins for a rising population: senior residents.
Properties for the aged are a giant enterprise in Quebec the place the variety of folks dwelling in senior houses is among the many highest within the nation.
In accordance with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Company (CMHC), 18.4 per cent of Quebecers above the age of 75 reside in senior residences — the most important share in Canada.
And the emptiness fee for seniors on the Island of Montreal is on the decline. It dropped to six.9 per cent in 2020 from 8.2 per cent in 2019.
David Garforth, a Pointe-Claire resident, moved right into a condominium from a indifferent residence 18 months in the past. The senior citizen says he’s not prepared to maneuver right into a retirement residence but however he’s not stunned by the proliferation of senior residences being constructed to produce an getting older inhabitants.
“Now they’re all within the 70s, 80s and 90s and so they’ve obtained to resolve what to do,” Garforth advised International Information.
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“Senior residences in good high quality locations for seniors to reside is a large challenge and one I feel Quebec goes to should face,” Vanessa Herrick, the chief director of Seniors Motion Québec, advised International Information.
The council of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough rejected a request by a promoter to vary the zoning of a parcel of land — a inexperienced area — in a residential space to construct a brand new seniors’ residence.
Many applaud the transfer to guard the forested space nevertheless it poses a brand new dilemma — the place can builders discover vacant actual property to construct senior residences?
“There are websites proper now, industrial properties, that could possibly be used or remodeled into all these services and that’s one thing that we’ll proceed to take a look at,” Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Mayor Jim Beis advised International Information on Monday.
Beis says there’s a robust must construct senior houses in the identical communities the place residents age.
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