Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Campaign - April 29-May5

The final Smile Cookie fundraising numbers from ALL 4 Bradford Tim Horton's are in... 

This community raised $21,376.50!!!!


Thank you so much for your support! 

Support WOW Living

WOW Living is a registered charity with CRA

charitable registration number 764443347RR0001

Our heart is to invest every minute and dollar donated intentionally into the lives of the people we're serving. 

This may include covering a few nights at a hotel for a homeless friend, putting gas in someone's car to get them to a shelter, driving a friend to an appointment, helping one of our friends move, fill out forms, navigate the welfare system or buying them a cup of coffee, groceries or a meal. Financial donations may also go toward the cost of training, operating costs associated with the Out of the Cold Cafe, and other affordable housing initiatives. We are committed to using every dollar and every minute intentionally. 

Truly 'Affordable' Housing Project

The idea: 

Convert park model trailers into fully winterized micro homes to be used as garden suites for people living below the poverty line (Individual $26,426 or couple $32,898).  

Individual - $500/month

couple - $800/month

Our first micro home is finished and has weathered it's first Bradford winter very well.

Bradford Community Church offered the use of a parcel of their land to be home to our first 6 micro homes.

Once we knew the prototype worked we started the rezoning process with the planning department and On September 20, 2022 our Town Council approved the temporary zoning amendment for the project. 


Following Council's approval there is a 21 day appeal period that had to be extended an additional 21 days due to a misprint in the town's communication. On the last day of the appeal period we were notified by the town that the project was appealed and that it would now have to go through the Land Tribunal. 


While this was disappointing news we were encouraged to hear that because Bill 23 was voted through this meant that we would no longer be expected to pay the $209,000 in development charges! If the project had not been appealed and we had moved forward with signing the Site Plan Agreement we may have missed out on the relief this Bill is providing. 


We are doing all we can to see the process move forward however, we do not want to rush through any part of this project. As a pilot project, one of our goals is to learn as much as we can through every step in order to be better equipped to assist other communities in the future. If our project was not appealed and a future project is we would be of little help to that community. Our hope is to gain as much knowledge and insight into the process as possible. 


This is an innovative affordable housing solution that has the potential of being duplicated in other communities. As a precedent setting initiative we have had to be patient in the process. 


We are still hopeful that the project will move forward in God's perfect timing. 

The infrastructure costs will be:

Well - $40,000

Water Treatment - $10,000                     

Hydro - $25,000     

Septic - $10,000     

Landscaping & Pads - $8,000                           

Water Treatment building - $10,000                                    

  Pavilion - $16,000         

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         $119,000


If you are interested in supporting this project please email us at

info@wow-living.ca or call 416-697-5634 to schedule a tour.




Donations

WOW Living is a registered charity with CRA

charitable registration number 764443347RR0001