October 20, 2021 - After operating Walnut Manor in St. Thomas Ontario for over 8 years, it is with mixed emotion that we announce the permanent closure of the home.
The historic home, located at 57 Walnut Street, now over 130 years old, has seen many changes over the decades, and most recently operated as a SupportiveLiving facility. With the aging and ailing infrastructure of the building, we have faced a number of challenges in recent years making it increasingly difficult to operate.
SupportiveLiving.ca CEO, Vishal Chityal made the difficult decision not to reopen the home. In cooperation with a local developer, there are plans for the property to be repurposed as new housing units in the near future.
SupportiveLiving.ca is thrilled that this beautiful property will continue to provide housing in the St. Thomas community and wish its new developer the best of success in their future project.
SL’s other St. Thomas projects however, will continue on with our transitional housing, culturally specific housing for members of the Indigenous community, safe haven housing for victims of domestic violence and our affordable housing units continuing operation.
We would like to thank our many supporters, residents and advocates in the St. Thomas community for their tireless and continuing support throughout the years!