John Howard Society - Bedford House
On February 8th, 2016 Council will be looking at another interesting land use item at the Public Hearing.
John Howard Society, based in Inglewood, runs Bedford House - a federally regulated halfway house.
Currently, Bedford House is located in the Victoria Park area but is required to relocate as their current lease is set to expire. A new building is slated for Ward 9's Manchester Industrial area, though it will take at least 3 years for the new Bedford House to be constructed.
Cllr. Carra, along with Cllr. Chabot, have worked with the John Howard Society to find a temporary location in Greater Forest Lawn.
Watch Cllr. Carra explain some of the best practices around the halfway house process and what the issue is coming before Council.