SoHo (Old Victoria Hospital Lands)

346 South Street, London, ON
Key Facts
Living Units
138 units
Media Contact
Julie Ryan jryan@indwell.ca
Location

A closer look

Vision SoHo is an alliance formed between six non-profit housing developers to collectively and expediently address London’s housing crisis by creating beautifully designed, environmentally friendly, and well-managed buildings. These developments will range in affordability—some being market rate and others at affordable and deeply affordable rates—and will offer a variety of unit types catering to single individuals, couples as well as families. Over 680 units will be created in total. The focus area for the development is the Old Victoria Hospital Lands. The Vision SoHo Alliance closed on the land in the fall 2022, and began construction in 2023.

Indwell is a founding member of the Vision SoHo Alliance. We will create and operate 138 units of deeply affordable housing with supports in two heritage buildings.

Indwell is eager to take on restoring the two heritage buildings on the site: the Health Services Building and the War Memorial Children’s Hospital. They are beautiful buildings with important and rich ties to our city’s history. The two buildings will be retrofitted to create 138 new apartments, 96 at the Health Services Building and 42 at the Children’s Hospital. The Health Services Building will include a community space in the Auditorium offering food security and other amenities to the entire development and SoHo neighbourhood.

In 2023, we celebrated reaching our goal of $3 million from the community for the War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Remediation work is complete, and construction begins this summer. The building will open in 2026.

We now turn our focus to the Health Services Building. Our community fundraising goal is $5 million, and we already well on our way! You can donate to this campaign by using the link below.

Thank you to the London community for your generosity, and to the City of London and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for building on community dollars to get these buildings open.

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For more information, visit visionsoho.ca

Fund this project

Gifts received for these projects will be used as directed by the donor with the understanding that if it has been fully funded—or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by Indwell—the remaining amount of the donation will be used where needed most.

Support Construction Costs

$1,016,784 received of $5,000,000 so far

100 Londoners

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Nurses for Housing

Led by a campaign cabinet of nursing leaders, the Nurses for Housing campaign has set a goal of $150,000. As we emerge from a pandemic that has left many of us heavily burdened, we find strength in the hope of new beginnings, of transforming both lives and buildings. All funds raised will support Indwell’s transformation of the former Children’s Hospital into 42 units of deeply affordable housing with on-site supports.

Mary Ann’s Indwell Family & Friends Campaign

$17,739 of $35,000

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Help make it happen

Construction Costs

Your gifts will be used to build high quality housing and provide the base of support required for Indwell to apply for government funding.

Furnish an Apartment

New furniture will give tenants a fresh start and an opportunity to build a stable home. Help provide basic furnishings and appliances for their new apartment.

Impact Loans

To raise funds for the financing costs of building projects, Indwell offers competitive rates on loans of $25,000 or more, both open and closed term of up to 5 years.

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