TCH to put $150,000 into repairs at Swansea Mews complex
Toronto Community Housing says it will put $150,000 toward capital repairs for a property where a deadly shooting occurred last week.
The housing complex on Swansea Mews was swarmed by police twice in the same week after Christopher Kotsopoulos was shot dead on Aug. 5 and again when officers executed search warrants four days later.
Gene Jones, the TCH president and CEO, says that Swansea Mews residents stepped up after the shooting and helped police make an arrest quickly.
That's why the housing agency is recognizing the residents of the complex and Jones said that the same support will be made available to people living in other TCH properties.
In an interview with CBC Radio's Metro Morning on Wednesday, Jones said it's an opportunity to tell residents "we're going to reward you," for helping out their community.
"I think they're going to feel like they're being acknowledged that they're doing good work," Jones said, referring to the residents of the complex on Swansea Mews.
Jones said the money will be used on a variety of projects at the housing complex, including some fence repairs and some improvements to the building's laundry room.