Cornerstone is a sheltered housing building on Booth Street near Somerset. They had their official opening and tours on Wednesday. If you couldn’t be there, here are some shots of what’s outside and inside the building.
I am really pleased with the exterior façade of the building. Streets like Booth are perched on the verge of going downhill (witness Cousin Eddy’s garage empty lots/burned out house, just down the street) or gentrifying (witness Z6 condos, Cornerstone, and a new condo going up at the corner of Booth/Somerset). A quality exterior, superior landscaping, eyes on the street, diversity of people, make for a better neighborhood.
Inside, there are common spaces:
There are 40 apartments in the building. Some are for seniors. All units have HUGE windows which make the rooms seem even bigger. The blinds are not installed yet; there will be a filtering roller blind and blackout roller blind.
Cornerstone is a great physical and social asset for the west side neighborhood.