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Homes:

Wigwamen Incorporated currently owns and manages over 480 units in the City of Toronto. Its portfolio includes:

  • Wigwamen Terrace, an apartment complex of Aboriginal seniors with 103 units.
  • Wigwamen Waabnong at 20 Sewells Road, an apartment complex for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal households with 92 units ranging in size from bachelor to four-bedroom units.
  • Estorada, a 60 unit apartment building in Northeast Scarborough.
  • Over 230 family homes scattered throughout Toronto including 6 one-bedroom units, 130 two-bedroom units, and 74 three-bedroom units.

 

Eligibility:

In order to be considered for rental accommodation with Wigwamen’s housing program, an applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Canada and be at least 16 years of age. Almost all of the units are available for rent on a geared-to-income basis. Although the calculation of the rent payable varies, on average tenants pay approximately 30% of their gross household income towards their rent.

Programs:

Wigwamen Incorporated was founded with the goal of providing decent and affordable housing, primarily for families and individuals of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit) in the City of Toronto.

 

Wigwamen’s units are funded under a variety of housing programs:

Family Housing – Section 15-1 of the National Housing Act:

The first of Wigwamen’s units to be acquired, 139 family rental units (3 sixplexes, 2 fourplexes, 7 triplexes, 14 duplexes and 64 single houses) are available for rent to low and moderate income families and individuals on a geared-to-income basis. Tenants who are employed pay roughly 30% of their gross family income for rent, with a modest surcharge for utilities. Tenants on social assistance pay a rent based on a Ministry approved scale. The program is funded by all three levels of government.

Senior Citizen Housing – Section 15-1 of the National Housing Act:

Wigwamen Terrace, our 102-unit apartment building at 14 Spadina Road, is available for rent to low-income seniors (59 years of age or older) on a geared-to-income basis. Tenants who are employed pay roughly 30% the of their gross family income for rent, with a modest surcharge for utilities. Tenants on social assistance pay a rent based on a Ministry approved scale. The program is funded by all three levels of government.

Urban Native Housing – Section 95 of the National Housing Act:

Fully funded by the Federal Government, Wigwamen’s 41 units (12 triplexes and 5 single units) under the Urban Native Housing Program are available for rent to Aboriginal individuals and families on a geared-to-income basis. Tenants pay roughly 25% of their gross family income for rent, with utilities included in their payment.

HomesNow – Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing:

Fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Wigwamen’s 21 units (7 triplexes) under the HomesNow Program are available for rent to low-income families and individuals on a geared-to-income basis. Tenants who are employed pay roughly 30% of their gross family income for rent, with a modest surcharge for utilities. Tenants on social assistance pay a rent based on a Ministry approved scale.

Federal/Provincial Housing Program 1993 -
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing / CMHC:

Jointly funded by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Provincial Ministry of Housing, Wigwamen’s 9 units (3 triplexes) under the Federal/Provincial Housing Program are available for rent to low-income families and individuals on a geared-to-income basis. Tenants who are employed pay roughly 30% of their gross family income for rent, with a modest surcharge for utilities. Tenants on social assistance pay a rent based on a Ministry approved scale.

Housing – Toronto Family and Seniors Housing
HOUSING APPLICATIONS
Application forms for Wigwamen's housing programs are available for download as PDF documents. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Wigwamen Application:
Aboriginal (Status, non-Status, Metis, Inuit) applicants for family housing throughout Toronto, at 20 Sewells Road, at 228 Galloway Road and for seniors' housing at Wigwamen Terrace.
Housing Connections:
Non-Aboriginal applicants for housing at Estorada and 20 Sewells Road only.
For more details about the location of our homes, visit Housing Locations.
Mail your completed application to:
Wigwamen Incorporated
23 Lesmill Road, Unit 106
Toronto, Ontario M3B 3P6
If you would prefer an application be mailed to you, please click here.
Be sure to indicate which housing program you are interested in.
 
CURRENT TENANTS
If your unit requires maintenance, please fill out a request form.