After looking for nearly eight years, Tim and Natalie Rose had almost given up hope that they would ever find an apartment that could fit their accessibility needs.
Mr. Rose has cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia and while the Roses, who are in their 30s, had the means to buy a condo at market price, he requires a specific adaptive shower, called a roll-in shower. They were told that any accessible housing that fit their needs had a wait list of 10 to 15 years.
“When we first moved to Toronto together, we looked everywhere for an accessible apartment,” Ms. Rose said. “It did not exist.”
They did their best to make their apartment accessible by taking off the bathroom door and creating a make-shift shower system held together with duct tape.
It was at this point in 2017 that Mr. Rose came across an advertisement by The Daniels Corporation promoting new accessible condos in Regent Park.