With the lack of available affordable housing in Whitehorse, Challenge Cornerstone helps fill the housing need for those at risk of homelessness. In addition, the project provides housing for individuals with moderate disabilities and mental illnesses.
In total, the project will provide 53 suites for the Whitehorse housing market across the 6 stories and will have space for future retail and a deli.
Being built to replace the existing 1980’s community centre, the new 10,000 sq. ft. building will contain a community hall, Elder’s lounge, commercial kitchen, games room, meeting spaces, administrative office and support spaces.
To meet the harsh environment of the remote northern community, a combination of structural steel, dowel laminated timbers (DLT) and structural insulated panels (SIP) are being used.
The new 21,200 sq. ft. Fortis building includes 13,000 sq. ft. of office space and 8,200 sq. ft. shop. Utilizing a structural steel superstructure and a combination of pre-cast concrete walls, insulated metal panels and aluminum curtain wall, it will provide a distinct look to the building.
The project also includes the development of the 4.75 acre lot to allow for vehicle and material storage.
Built to meet the needs of Watson Lake and the surrounding communities, the new Municipal Service Building will become the new home of the Watson Lake Fire Department and the town’s maintenance department.
With a total building area of 15,400 sq. ft., the fire and maintenance departments will each have a 4 bay shop with a centralized, shared office and training space.
In April of 2020, the city of Fort McMurray suffered it’s second major natural disaster in four years. An ice jam on the Athabasca river caused flooding which forced almost 13,000 people from their homes and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The Home Hardware Building Centre in Fort McMurray was one of the many businesses to suffer significant damage from the flooding.
Johnston Builders has been contracted to restore the building on Franklin Avenue. The project includes exterior revitalization, redesigned landscaping, interior refinishing upgrades as well as modernization