site Description
This project was designed by Northern Front Studio as a design/build development with NGC Builders Ltd. for Yukon Housing Corporation. Located adjacent to Shipyards Park, this four-storey wood frame building is comprised of 48 suites designed to accommodate a higher level of mobility and support for aging in place. Of those, 10 suites are fully wheelchair accessible. Amenities within the building include common meeting spaces, secure storage, and common access roof decks.

Gabled roofing, deck guardrail treatment, and canopies help reduce the building's visual scale making it feel less institutional, and more relatable to a detached house. This helps give the building's occupants a sense of home.


Site Name: 1190 Front Street Seniors Housing
Organization Name: Northern Front Studio
Account Number: 4934060
Organization Primary Contact: Richard Ranta (
Registration ID: RHF-477-02007
Listing Contact: Mary Ellen Read
1190 Front St., 
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 0G9
Site Ownership: Owner - Provincial / Territorial Government
Rating Survey Version: RHFAC Rating Survey v3.0 (November 2020)
Site Function: Residential
Site Size: 21,001 - 100,000 sq. ft.
Floors: 4
Site Type:
Existing Site
Construction Year: 2015

Final Rating Score and Certification Level

RHF Accessibility Certified


Date AddedDocument Name
2021-08-18 19:44:19RHFAC_LetterOfCertification_RHF-477-02007.pdf
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2021-08-18 19:44:14RHFAC_Scorecard_RHF-477-02007.pdf
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