On Friday afternoon there was an announcement that the three levels of government invest over $6m to renovate and create 42 supportive housing units in the former Bell Hotel. The project will be called the Bell Hotel Supportive Housing Conversion.
Nice to hear news of the restoration of another empty century-plus building, not to mention the provision of much needed accommodations for those at high risk of becoming homeless,
Joint News Release April 23, 2010
...Bell Hotel into Supportive Housing Wpg Sun Apr. 22, 2010
Bell Tolls for Downtown Hotel CBC Aug. 31, 2010
Bell Hotel Overview Historic Buildings Committee (pdf)