Written by Helen Choi, Capital Campaign Officer


I am pleased to share a construction update at the new Eva’s Phoenix. Over the past three months significant progress has been made.

To date, we have raised $9.6 million of the campaign goal. It’s thrilling to think by early 2016, homeless and at-risk youth can move into the new building where they will learn new skills and have the supports they need to transition to independent living. We are looking for new partners to help provide the remaining funds to finish the construction. We are just $1.6 million shy from ensuring all of the relocation and construction costs are fully covered.

The new Eva’s Phoenix will replicate the existing Phoenix layout, with self-contained town home-style living quarters. Each youth will have their own bedroom, with shared kitchen, living room and washrooms. Eva’s Phoenix provides transitional housing for 50 homeless youth at a time for up to a full year, and employment and pre-apprenticeship programs for 150 homeless youth each year. Working with business, labour and community partners, Eva’s Phoenix provides homeless and at-risk youth with the opportunities needed to develop life skills, build careers and live independently.

Please take a moment to browse our Eva’s Phoenix Rising Case for Support to find out more about the opportunities to support this amazing facility that will be opening in 2016.

Your donation will create opportunities for homeless youth by giving them a place to develop the skills they need to become permanently employed and housed. Please donate today.

For more information on how you can help please contact:

Helen Choi
Capital Campaign Officer
416-977-4497 ext. 124


The photographic time line below, shows a peek into the building’s progress to date.

 Steel stud walls
Steel stud walls for bedrooms being installed
Ceiling with wires and plumbing exposed
Installation of Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Sprinkler system, Electrical
Exposed framing with partial drywall and two construction workers dressed in neon vests
Drywall commencing
Skylight installation on the rooftop
Preparation for skylight installation
Red brick building with windows newly painted in black
Painting of exterior windows



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