OWN Housing Survey

The Older Women’s Network, in collaboration with another organization, may have an opportunity to partner in building housing, possibly a low-cost condo. The goal is to build affordable housing as near to rapid transit / subway as possible, near central Toronto.

A potential developer requires that we have a minimum of 75 people who are willing to pay a reasonable premium in order to design and build a building in which people would be able to “age in place.”  This means that the whole building,  including every unit, would be wheelchair-accessible (all doorways and bathrooms), and kitchens would be designed to be convertible for a wheelchair user if the resident becomes wheelchair-bound.

If you would be interested in living in such a building, please complete the following few questions and return to the OWN office, so we might gauge the possible need for this type of housing.

Send by email:   ownsurvey1@gmail.com
or snail mail:  OWN, 115 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ont. M5E 1Y7

We hope you’ll help us out by completing this vital survey. Thank you for your valuable input.

Erin Harris & Kate Chung
For the OWN Housing Committee

1. Would you need:

  • Bachelor ________
  • One bedroom ______
  • Two+ bedrooms _______

2. To what size unit would you anticipate moving?

  • 500 sq.ft. or less ______
  • 500 to 600 sq ft. ______
  • 600 to 750 sq ft. _________
  • 750 to 1,000 sq.ft. ________
  • 1,000 sq.ft. or more _______

3. What kind of housing would you prefer?

  • Apartment in smaller building (up to 100 units) _____
  • Apartment in medium sized building (200-300 units) ______
  • Apartment in larger building (500+ units) ______
  • High-rise tower ______
  • Co-op housing ______

4.   Would you prefer to live in a building which is:

  • Intergenerational ______     OR     Seniors only _______
  • Women only ________        OR     Men and women _______

5.   Are you:

  • Female  ______
  • Male     _______
  • Other  _______


NAME __________________________________     OWN member? _______

EMAIL __________________________       PHONE ___________________


Posted March 7, 2014