The province is spending $11 million to redevelop a 34-year-old, 14-floor retirement home on Ellice Avenue.
Ellice Place, located at 555 Ellice Ave., near Langside Street, will combine social housing and assisted living for seniors, the Selinger government announced on Friday.
"There is a real need for this project in our province, which is a unique combination of social housing and daily living services and supports," said Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran.
"This investment will create a welcoming and supportive community. We are proud to lead the way with this new housing option for seniors," he said in a press release.
Ellice Place is a long-term housing option for seniors who are able to live independently and do not require the medical care provided in a personal care home, but need some help with daily tasks.
Rents will be geared to income and a service package, including meals, linen service, light housekeeping and recreational activities, will be provided to all tenants, Minister Saran said.
All 118 newly renovated units are being designed to include safety bars in bathrooms, 24-hour in-suite emergency devices and security cameras throughout the building. The province is working with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to deliver home care services to tenants who require them.
Other building features will include:
The redeveloped building is expected to open in early 2016. Prospective tenants can call 204-948-2328, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go here for more information.