The Building Opportunity Campaign will focus on four priority areas in need of funding. These priorities include the renovations of the remainder of the building (Centre and North Wings), Community Food Centre, Grounds and Gardens and a fund for organizational sustainability.
Centre & North Renovations: $2,665,000
Centre & North Wings comprise about 65% of the building and will be transformed into a mix of residential apartments, non-residential tenants, beautiful historical rooms for community use and the magnificent Austin Doran Hall. With 38 residential units, a Shared Dreams for Independent Living space and additional spaces for non-residential tenants, these renovations will allow even more people to experience The Mount Community Centre.
Community Food Centre: $710,000
The kitchen is “the heart of the home” and this is the concept upon which the Community Food Centre is built. With a café, bakery and commercial kitchen, the Community Food Centre will be a gathering place for not only tenants, but the community as a whole. As it addresses issues of food security, it will also become a centre for employment and training opportunities.
Grounds and Gardens: $125,000
The rich legacy of the 10 acres of land is integral to this campaign as they will provide infrastructure that will allow The Mount Community Centre to meet an array of community needs. The plans for the grounds and gardens include the cultivation of identified portions of the land and several flat roof tops for accessible community gardens that will allow for community involvement and learning opportunities.
Sustainability Fund: $500,000
Recognizing that this is a significant undertaking, The Mount Community Centre, through its infancy is including a Sustainability Fund as a part of the Campaign to ensure that the organization has a strong foundation upon which to build.