A16 THE FORESTER, Wednesday, October 28, 2009
District chooses company for
seniors’ affordable housing complex
By Karen Longwell ment, which is providing $9.6 million in funding
through a federal/provincial stimulus package. The
Plans for an 80-unit affordable seniors’ housing federal and provincial governments are contributing
complex in Bracebridge are moving full steam ahead. equally to the project.
District council on Monday chose Tambo Con- The 2009 district capital budget includes $2 mil-
struction Ltd., a Guelph-based company, to design lion for the project. Additional funding of up to $3.2
and build the seniors’ housing complex proposed million required for Muskoka’s contribution to the
for the site of the old Pines property in Bracebridge. project will be funded through debentures, said Yeo.
The value of the contract is estimated cost of $11.9 There are items to be finalized in the design
million. including an underground parking area for 31 spaces
Councillors got a peek at initial concept drawings and provisions in the overall design for the future
of the building, which feature an L-shaped building, development of a wellness centre, said Yeo.
a large common area leading to a covered terrace on “This is a design-build proposal….There certainly
the top floor of the three-storey building, an activity can be modifications to that design,” said Jim Green,
room, parlour room and laundry room. CAO for the district.
The District of Muskoka will now enter into a con- When the design is finalized it will be brought back
tract to finalize the design of the building. to committee for approval, said Yeo.
District councillors appeared happy with the initial
“It is going to be a really good showcase for us,”
said district chair Gord Adams.
Looking for winter WINNER: Pauline Huggard of Huntsville is the winner of the Follow
the Loon contest, which ran in the Huntsville Forester from June to
Bracebridge mayor Don Coates also liked the
“I think it is going to benefit all of Muskoka and
we are looking forward to it being built in beautiful
games volunteers September. She and her daughter Jessie Huggard will be going on the
canoe adventure of a lifetime. The mother and daughter team won a
three-day canoe trip from Algonquin Outﬁtters for two, plus Pauline
Muskoka will be hosting the 2010 Ontario Winter will be presented with most of the gear required for future canoe trips,
Bracebridge,” said Coates. Games from March 4 to 7 and needs 1,000 volunteers including a new 2010 Swift Kipawa canoe. Standing next to the winners
There were two other proposals for the project: to help in creating a memorable experience for over are Gord Baker, assistant general manager for Algonquin Outﬁtters on
Monteith Building Group Ltd. proposed a $13-million 2,900 athletes. Oxtongue Lake, and Rich Swift, Algonquin Outﬁtters CEO (right). Pauline
design while Samson Management and Solutions Ltd. Visit the event’s website: www.2010ontariowinter spent hours throughout the contest faithfully combing through the
had a bid of $13.8 million, said Jeff Yeo, Muskoka’s games.ca to explore how you can help. pages of the Forester and checking the Algonquin Outﬁtters website.
manager of facilities services.
PHOTO BY RANDY MITSON
A steering committee, including staff and district
councillors, shortlisted Tambro and Monteith for
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