This LEED Silver 30-apartment Supportive Housing project includes living units for 17 frail elderly and 13 residents with mental health issues; community rooms and a Wellness Centre. The design combines the needs of service providers and residents, including personal support, food services and community programs into a comfortable building aiming to optimize quality of life. The Units are designed to be fully accessible, with easy-to-use kitchen, sliding doors, roll-in shower and a roll-out balcony with cedar siding. The communal front sitting lounge at each level faces the action on the street and draws in natural light. A large canopy connects the drop-off to the various new programs. The building seamlessly connects into the existing building circulation and services, with a one-storey “Link” that provides a new entrance for the Seniors Day Program and for the new Wellness Centre & Spa. The ground floor level is fully glazed to provide natural light and a view to the newly designed surrounding gardens. Sustainable Design features of the building include a solar hot water system, rain water harvesting for the xeriscaping & grey water collection for toilet flushing, and geo-thermal heating and cooling. The building skin is designed to be sealed and super-insulated against heat loss, while a heat-recovery unit recycles the heat to the incoming fresh air.