The Lou Fruitman Reena Residence is a new housing project under development in Thornhill, modelled on the success of the Reena Community Residence.
It will provide housing to over 130 adults and seniors of diverse needs, including those with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and physical disabilities.
The residence is designed to be an intentional community where tenants who have chosen to live in the building and the agencies supporting them are committed to creating one community of support. While elements and units may be led or dedicated to servicing a subset of tenants, all are part of one community. This approach to community is intended to reduce stigma and separation amongst tenants, the staff and volunteers who share in their lives.
The leadership of the Fruitman Family has accelerated the timing of this project, and we held a groundbreaking ceremony in their honour on August 20th to kick off the construction, which started in the Fall of 2019.
We look forward to updating families and the community on its progress.
While we are not scheduling intake interviews at this time, we do invite you to complete the form below to receive an invitation to the Information & Readiness Guide.
This guide offers more information on the Lou Fruitman Reena Residence, as well as questions to consider when planning for you or your loved ones housing and residential support needs.