Knox Heritage Place was established in 1984 under a CMHC program to provide affordable housing in the community. It is managed by Knox Oakville Non-Profit Homes for Seniors Inc., a non-profit corporation with a volunteer board of directors.
There are 80 apartments on four floors, comprised mostly of one-bedroom units, with some two bedroom units. A $1.7 million renovation took place in 2015 upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms and replacing all the water supply and return plumbing in the building. There is a common room, The Richard Green Room, with a fireplace, piano, television, library and informal seating arrangement. Amenities include a laundry room with four washers and dryers, a solarium and door leading to the rear of the building where gardening enthusiasts have garden plots. A guestroom is available at a minimal cost for friends and family visiting. A large patio with a barbecue for all the residents is located at the rear of the building overlooking the ravine.
Apartments come with a refrigerator and stove. The heating is electric, and individual thermostats are in the living room, bedroom and bathroom of each unit.
Rents for apartments are at the low end of the market rent for Oakville. For applicants who may have difficulty affording rents, subsidies allow some qualifying tenants to pay an amount of rent geared to their income. Because of the demand for these subsidized units and only a percentage of the apartments are subsidized, there is usually a waiting list for all units.
Board of Directors
Clayton Shold, Chair
Tom Richards, Treasurer
Duncan Turnbull, Secretary