Riverside Estates

Posted at 7:56 am on December 6, 2017

Members of the Antigonish Affordable Housing society were doing their happy dance Tuesday after winning a national competition. The society was a finalist in the

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Aviva Community Fund, where it was announced that they were winners in the community development category.

Chair for the society, Colleen Cameron says that the $100,000 prize is important for the development of Phase 2 of their affordable housing complex, Riverside Estates. An emotional Cameron says that the money will be put toward good use:
Cameron adds that they are still waiting to get their building permit granted. The society is hoping to have a foundation poured before winter hits, with completion of the 1.5 million dollar project next September.

Posted at 9:54 am on March 27, 2017

The first phase of an affordable housing project in Antigonish officially opened over the weekend.    The development, called Riverside Estates was spearheaded by the

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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society.  It includes four units, two of them barrier-free for persons with disabilities.   The land for the project on Riverside Drive, off Vincent’s Way, was donated by the Town of Antigonish.  The federal and provincial governments jointly provided 100-thousand dollars.  The County of Antigonish and the Sisters of St. Martha have also each committed  100-thousand dollars to the project.

Society Chair Colleen Cameron says this development is going to benefit the whole community.

The tenants can move in April 1st.  Fund-raising has begun for the second phase of the project, a 10 unit facility.

Posted at 6:18 am on February 2, 2017

An affordable housing project in Antigonish is about to accept its first tenants.  The development,  scheduled to open next month, is called Riverside Estates. It has four units; two of the apartments are barrier-free for persons with disabilities.
Application forms can be picked up and dropped off at the town and county municipal offices, the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, and the circulation desk at the People’s Place Library. Application deadline is February 12th.
The Chair of the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, Colleen Cameron says it’s also hired a Community Navigator for Riverside Estates, Carleton MacNeil.
MacNeil has extensive experience in the trades, business service industry and management roles at the  Strait Regional School Board.    MacNeil has also worked with a number of community organizations including Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the John Howard Society and Recovery House