With continuous operation for over 51 years, The KDS Apartments, located at 567 Cambridge Street South in Ottawa, provide a high quality of life for seniors living on modest income in a central location close to beautiful Dow’s Lake. The King’s Daughters and Sons Apartments Incorporated (KDS) is now ready to expand its size and services.
Like the rest of Canada, the senior population in Ottawa is growing. According to the Successful Aging Environmental Scan released by the United Way Ottawa in August 2016, Glebe-Dow’s Lake is among the five neighbourhoods with the highest percentage of seniors aged 85 years and over. The KDS organization was the first in Ottawa, and in the Glebe-Dow’s Lake neighbourhood, to provide purpose-built affordable housing for seniors. No other affordable, senior-oriented housing has been constructed in the neighbourhood since KDS’s first project in 1964, despite the growing number of seniors and need for affordable housing in inner urban neighbourhoods. KDS is looking to move forward with their second purpose-built, affordable seniors housing project to fill this housing gap.