The province and federal government are renovating 60 apartment units for immigrants living at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) building on Isabel Street.
The redesign of a former apartment complex will cost roughly $14.7 million to complete and benefit newcomers arriving in Winnipeg.
Renovations include new windows, roof, doors and landscaping with a minimum of one barrier-free apartment per floor. In addition, a new ventilation and security system will be installed. The new interiors will be designed to allow for flexible apartment sizes to accommodate multi-generational and larger families. The new floor plan will have 12 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom units.
Once complete, the renovations will allow for IRCOM to house family sizes from two to 10 family members.