Congratulations to Ali Khaja, recipient of the Design Studio Award.
The Galt Good Neighbour Centre is a mixed-use development at the corner of Grand Ave N and Blair Rd in Galt, Ontario. The project is a not-for-profit CLT (Community Land Trust) development dedicated to providing short-term housing for individuals impacted by COVID-19 and bringing essential community services and amenities to the Galt neighbourhood.
As the neighbourhood experiences new growth and investment, the centre aims to become a community anchor with shared amenities for residents and the general public. The building program features a town hall space, co-working areas, as well as significant leasable space for a private clinic, pharmacy, and retail space. The focus on commercial leases allows the centre to further promote local business growth and creates a closed-loop funding system to maintain the Centre. The project would be jointly funded by the Provincial government, Downtown Cambridge BIA and a newly formed Galt Community Land Trust.