The Harbour Light is the flagship facility of the Salvation Army in the downtown core of Toronto. The seven-storey, 91,500-square-foot building houses a community church, transitional housing, a residential addictions recovery program, and community and family services.
The community Chapel sits as an independent volume to the north of the residence wings. It is clad in polycarbonate panels backlit to produce a beacon of light, emblematic of the centre’s mandate as a place of hope. They rise above the solid masonry base and cut back to reveal two crosses incised into the brick.
The north wing is a short-term residential addiction recovery facility operated in conjunction with the Ministry of Health Long Term Care that houses 48 single, double and triple dwelling rooms over six floors. Residents are brought together as extended family groups of 15 with their own counselor eventually graduating to one of the 98 transitional apartments located in the south wing of the building.