Frankfort Family Reena Residence

Architect’s Rendering of 155-165 Elm Ridge Project.

Note: providing Reena with your contact information does not guarantee a housing offer at the Frankfort Family Reena Residence. An assessment process will be conducted with families who provide us with their contact information.

Update – March 9th, 2023

We wanted to provide you with an update on the Frankfort Family Reena Residence project (155/165 Elm Ridge). We are making steady progress. We have received zoning approval and have submitted a complete site plan application.

Our anticipated occupancy date remains on target for 2025. This is an aggressive timeline and we are working hard to meet this target. The expected demolition is scheduled to take place between May and September 2023. This will be followed by an application for excavation and shoring, which we plan to submit sometime between June and November 2023.

We have engaged Fieldgate Construction Management Limited (FCML) who was also the Construction Manager for the Lou Fruitman Reena Residence in Vaughan.  FCML will be on-site commencing in April 2023.
We are currently finalizing the permit drawings and working to identify and raise the capital contributions and financing required. Once this is completed, we will continue the process of evaluating unit allocations and will gain a better sense of how many units may be available within program areas.

We truly appreciate your interest in Reena and the Frankfort Family Reena Residence.  We are grateful for your support as we work towards the completion of this new residence.

City Council Approved the Frankfort Family Reena Residence

On July 19th, 2022 Toronto City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the Reena Affordable Housing Project at 155-165 Elm Ridge. A housing model that provides independence, affordability and accessibility while at the same time having 24/7 resources is a life-changing opportunity for many families.  

On June 28th, 2022 – North York Community Council Meeting approved the 155 and 165 Elm Ridge Drive – Zoning By-Law Amendment. 

Discussion about the Frankfort Family Reena Residence starts at 1:38 and gets approved unanimously at 2:45. View the discussion below. Thank you to Councillors Colle, Pasternak and Carrol for their support.

On February 28th, 2022, the City of Toronto held a community consultation meeting, attended by many local residents and with the support of Councillor Mike Colle.

If you would like to review the recording of that meeting – CLICK HERE.

To view the presentation slides – CLICK HERE.

On November 3rd, 2021, Reena and City Councillor Mike Colle facilitated the second Community Meeting and presented to over 100 local residents the project in further detail. During the lively meeting, residents’ questions were answered and families who wished to be kept informed were encouraged to fill in the above form.

November 3rd, 2021 presentation slides are available for public viewing – HERE.

To view the November 3rd meeting’s recording


On April 6th, 2021, Reena and City Councillor Mike Colle facilitated a Community Meeting and presented to local residents the project in general and introduced Reena. 

Presentation slides are available for public viewing – Public Meeting Apr 6, 2021.

Our project architect, Richmond Architects of Toronto, has developed the preliminary project design.   



In 2012 Reena completed a major new innovative residential development project.  Located in the Lebovic Campus on Bathurst Street in the City of Vaughan, the Reena Community Residence is a midrise apartment building containing 60 self-contained rental apartments housing 84 individuals with developmental disabilities

Following this, construction on the Lou Fruitman Reena Residence, a 79 unit, 138 beds over 6 floors located at 919 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill will be completed in late Spring of 2021.

In view of the success of both Residences and the continued growth in need, the Reena Board of Directors has decided to develop a third Reena Community Residence – 155-165 Elm Ridge.