Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing Winners

Exterior View of Place La Charette. Exterior View of Sands of Time. Exterior View of Platinum Living Exterior view of Government House Rehabilitation Exterior View of Riverpoint Centre Exterior View of Crosbie Home.

VisitAble Housing Canada, an initiative supported by SPH, has recently announced the Awards of Excellence winners - congratulations to all for their commitment to inclusive neighborhood design, development and livability!


From Visitable Housing Canada: "The Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing was very successful, and the Jury Committee has selected the outstanding projects from the following categories:"

Single Family Detached Homes
First Prize – Platinum Living

This home was built for an individual to accommodate her disabilities. Air-quality was also paramount, as she also has multiple chemical sensitivities. This project called for innovative solutions within a tight budget. It is a smaller home with a simple design that matches the character of the neighbourhood and adheres to green principles. For more information on this project, please click on the attached link: Platinum Living


Single-Family Detached Homes
Second Prize – Sands of Time

This home was carefully designed and built to accommodate future wheelchair accessibility. Throughout the design process, the current and future needs of the client were considered and accommodated. This energy efficient high performance home delivers superior value and comfort to the homeowner while maintaining a beautiful, classic design appeal. For more information on this project, please click on the attached link: Sands of Time


Multi-Family Unit Development
First Prize – Place La Charrette

Place La Charrette showcases VisitAble and even exceeds into Universal Design in multiple apartment and bungalow layouts within the same housing project to enable a much more inclusive and family friendly environment for tenants and their guests. For more information on this project, please click on the attached link: Place La Charrette


Multi-Family Unit Development
Second Prize – River Point Centre

River Point Centre plays a crucial service for Manitobans facing addiction issues. The 30 transitional housing units that are a part of the centre offer a convenient home for residents as well as a welcoming environment for all visitors. River Point Centre is a great example of a VisitAble housing project. For more information on this project, please click on the attached link: River Point Centre


Special Recognition – Heritage Project
Government House Rehabilitation

Government House, home to the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor is a highly visited residence. Until the renovation, the house was not universally accessible. The 3-year renovation included installation of an elevator, accessible washrooms and paths of travel. The renovations make a strong public statement about visitability and inclusivity in Halifax. For more information on this project, please click on the attached link: Government House Rehabilitation


For additional information, visit the VisitAble Housing Canada website.