Woodward Elementary in Richmond has a brand new playground, thanks in part to a $25,000 donation from Townline Homes and the Ilich family. The playground, which is in the same catchment area as Townline’s The Gardens community, was condemned last summer and consequently removed, so students had no playground at all during the 2011-12 school year. Townline’s donation helped construct a new play area that opened in September. “As a family business, we’ve always seen the importance of giving back to our community,” says Rick Ilich, President of Townline. “Helping to create a place where kids can be kids and play safely, that gives us a great feeling.”
Over recent years Steveston’s veterans have demonstrated a need for affordable housing, and this past July The Maple Residences officially opened its doors. The independent living facility is a result of a partnership between the Steveston Army and Navy Air Force Veterans (ANAFV), BC Housing, and TL Housing Solutions, asubsidiary of Townline that exists to support non-market housing solutions.
The Maples is conveniently located minutes from the historic boardwalk of Cannery Row, within a short walk of Steveston’s shops, services, and cafés, on a storied site that was originally the Japanese Fishermen’s Hospital. The LEED-silver equivalent building has been designed to meet the needs of seniors, prioritizing their safety, security, and peace of mind. Generous green space includes a greenhouse and planter boxes, and there’s a fountain as well as a timber gazebo overlooking a park. Cozy enclaves offer quiet places where residents can sit and soak up the sunshine, and they can keep active in the craft room, billiard room, exercise area, spa, library, and computer room.
For more information on the Maple Residences, call 604.239.4085