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We’re turning #3thingsforCanada into 30 homes for Guelph!

With the help of our community, Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (WDG) has plans to make affordable home ownership a reality for 30 families, including seniors and people with disabilities, right here in Guelph.

J.G. Goetz Construction Ltd is currently on site at 11 Cityview Drive South, the future home of Cityview Village, initiating the start of a multi-year development. To support this ambitious and groundbreaking build, Habitat for Humanity WDG is reaching out to the community for help.

“For the first time in our Affiliate’s history, we’re building a whole village, but we know that we can’t do this alone,” says Steve Howard, CEO of Habitat for Humanity WDG. “We want our community to know that they can help build homes without a hammer and a hard hat. It can be as easy as one, two, or three simple things.”

As a participant in Guelph’s #3ThingsforCanada campaign, we are asking community members to volunteer, shop or donate to the ReStore, or make a monetary donation to support the development of this large-scale build.

Tender for Phase 1 of Cityview Village has been extended

Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph has posted a Tender for Phase 1 of Cityview Village through the Grand Valley Construction Association.

Cityview Village is a vibrant and connected community comprised of three stone-and-brick buildings, all with energy efficient designs and features. Each three-story building will contain 8 to 12 ownership condominium units, offering affordable home ownership to 30 individuals and families. At the Cityview site, you’ll be building homes while building community.

The Tender has been extended. Bidders do not need to be a member of the GVCA to obtain documents and there is no cost to the bidder for obtaining the tender package for this project.

For assistance accessing the Tender package, contact Mike Murray at the Grand Valley Construction Association | mike@gvca.org | 25 Sheldon Drive Cambridge ON N1R 6R8 | Ph 519 622 4822 x 122 | Fax 519 621 3289

Click the following link to view the list of updated documents: https://web.infinitesource.ca/ont/public/projectDocuments.do?pid=56884&pn=ONgvca-189122

Questions about the Tender are to be directed to Jeff Born, Construction Manager at Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph | jeff@habitatwdg.ca | 300 – 104 Dawson Road Guelph ON N1H 1A6 | Ph 519 767-9752 x 33

Tenders should be submitted to Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph by mail, in-person delivery, or email.

Cityview Village in the News

Habitat for Humanity seeks community support for Cityview Drive project
July 3, 2017 – Guelph Mercury Tribune
“For the first time in our affiliate’s history, we’re building a whole village, but we know that we can’t do this alone,” Steve Howard, CEO of Habitat WDG

Habitat for Humanity building village in Guelph
March 27, 2017 – Waterloo Region Record
“It’s going to be really great to see a community come together and grow together.”

Habitat for Humanity WDG plans to move away from single detached homes, create condos
March 24, 2017 – CBC
“Over the years, Habitat for Humanity WDG has built 24 separate homes.” Waterman said now they plan to build 100 units in five years.

New condo village project for Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph
March 24, 2017 – The Morning Edition, CBC
A new Habitat for Humanity condo development in Guelph’s east end will support families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Habitat for Humanity switches focus in light of rising housing costs
March 24, 2017 – Guelph Today
“The need is just so great that for the amount of effort that goes into a build we have to make sure that we’re serving a wider constituency.”

Guelph takes action on housing market concerns – Media Release
March 21, 2017
Our community is improved by the market-value homes we’re building with the help of partners, donors and volunteers.”

For media opportunities, please contact rachelle@habitatwdg.ca