CaGBC Legacy Project – Eva’s Phoenix
Greening Homes proudly teamed up with the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Green Building Council (GTC-CaGBC) on its annual Legacy Project, part of its National Conference and Expo, called Building Lasting Change, which was in Toronto in June 2016.
We were honoured when the chapter reached out to us to help leave a lasting legacy for a community project.
GTC-CaGBC chose Eva’s Phoenix, which provides transitional housing for 50 homeless youth at a time (ages 16 -24) for up to a full year, and employment and pre-apprenticeship programs for 150 homeless youth annually. It’s the only transitional shelter for youth of its kind in Canada.
Eva’s Phoenix was relocating, and losing access to an outdoor green space. In partnership with GTC-CaGBC, Greening Homes’ crew volunteered their time and skills to ‘bring the outdoors in’ at the new location. They also included Eva’s youth in the entire process: from the initial design charrette – where the youth determined the important features they wanted to see inside their new home – to the final vote on the winning design.
It was a pleasure working on this unique and worthwhile project!
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The vote is in! Youth weigh in on our Legacy Project design.
Greening Homes’ lasting legacy for youth home. Assembling and presenting the benchers and planters to Eva Phoenix.