Residents move into Mustard Seed tower

  • The Mustard Seed's 1010 Centre during construction
New Mustard Seed apartment tower for low-income and homeless Calgarians is the largest of its kind in North America

The first group of residents began moving into The Mustard Seed’s 1010 Centre on March 10, 2014.

Located at 10th Avenue and Centre Street SE, the apartment tower will offer housing to 224 low-income and homeless Calgarians, some of whom have been staying in shelters. Six other agencies will refer tenants for the complex.

The building is the largest of its kind in North America.

The tower features 224 bachelor and one-bedroom suites, a community kitchen, a computer lab to enhance job skills and plenty of wide hallways to encourage socializing with neighbours. It is a drug- and alcohol-free facility, with 24-hour staffing.

The cost to rent a unit will vary depending on income; tenants will be charged anywhere from $550 to $880 a month.

The new building is one of several Mustard Seed projects in the RESOLVE Campaign. Donors are being asked to help retire the capital debt on the project.