CAH (in fact Les Centres d’Accueuil Héritage on paper) is a corporation created on August 22, 1978 to provide access to grants to build affordable housing for Francophone seniors in Toronto. Construction of Place Saint-Laurent (owned by CAH but built on City of Toronto land) began on May 2, 1980. The first apartments were rented in January 1982.

Place Saint-Laurent has 135 apartments, 80 one-bedroom units and 55 two-bedroom units. All units have a kitchenette, storage space and a private balcony. (See photos below.) The building is wheelchair accessible and equipped with a modern security system, including the services of a 24-hour security guard. Parking spaces are available in the underground garage for an additional cost.

Eligibility criteria for SUBSIDIZED apartments
Approximately 100 of Place Saint-Laurent’s apartments are subsidized by the City of Toronto (the others are leased at an affordable market price). The tenants of these apartments were selected by the City of Toronto as part of its Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy program. They must be French-speaking and 59 years of age or older and have completed the program’s housing application form. They must also provide proof of income. Under the City’s program, rents vary according to tenants’ income.

Eligibility criteria for AFFORDABLE apartments
Apartments in Place Saint-Laurent that are not subsidized by the City of Toronto are rented at an affordable market cost, that is, their rent does not exceed a cap assessed by the City of Toronto each year.

For more information, please contact Hassiatou Salé at 416-365-3350 ext. 232, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by email at hsale@caheritage.org.

Place Saint-Laurent
33, Hahn Place
Toronto, ON M5A 4G2
(west of La Distillerie and not far from the Théâtre français de Toronto)