Britannia Street Project

About the Project

The City of Stratford’s Housing Division developed a 35 unit apartment building on its former Stratford Fairgrounds with construction completed in 2019. The buildings were made to resemble townhomes to blend with the neighbourhood structure. The building consists of one and two-bedroom apartments.

The apartment dwellings have open concept living room/kitchen, The building was constructed using energy efficient features.

The site’s designation in zoning was changed from Institutional to Residential Fifth Density to permit the construction of this new apartment building. A number of site specific amendments to the RM1 designation were also required to reduce the number of parking spaces required, landscaped open space and the interior side yard setback.

TWC’s Role

  • Liaison with City Planning staff & City’s Housing Division - Stratford

  • Business plan and associated services development for allocation of public land

  • Coordinating environmental studies – Phase 1 ESA, geotech study, traffic and RFPs for architect and contractor

  • Co-ordinated with architect, engineers and contractor on project

  • Worked closely with housing division staff on project budget and arranged mortgage and additional financing

  • Prepared Planning Justification and completed complete rezoning and severance for property

  • Onsite review of construction work and reporting to Housing Division