Mattawa seniors’ housing on track, on budget –

Mattawa’s seniors’ housing units are coming along well and should open in early 2022. Right on schedule.

The project involves reconfiguring the former Algonquin Nursing Home on 231 Tenth Street.

The home was operated by the hospital, but after the municipality purchased the building, they began converting the space to affordable housing for seniors.

See: Progress on affordable housing for seniors in Mattawa

Overall, the building will have 30 newly renovated suites with proposed rents ranging from $498 to $806, depending on size—studio to two bedrooms. Utilities will not be included.

On July 7, the affordable senior housing committee toured the site being built by Descon Construction.

Francine Desormeau, the town’s chief administrative officer and committee member, mentioned the project is coming along “seamlessly.”

“The cost of the project is still on target,” she said, noting that there have been some delays in securing certain materials, but nothing that has significantly held up work.

“It’s the best project that I’ve ever been on,” she said.

Those interested in renting can have their name placed on a list by calling 705-744-5611 or by emailing Information Mattawa and

See: Opinion: Municipalities must look at the quality of care that our frail seniors deserve