Multi-Family Unit Development: Honourable Mention
Project Name: Vickers Avenue

Designer: Ashley Murphy
Project Manager: Dan Furlong
Draftsperson: Denise McCarthy
Company: NL Housing

Vickers Ave project is a 4 unit building constructed by NL Housing in 2010. The property is located in the Cashin Ave area of St.John’s, NL, where some of the first public housing in the country was constructed. These units, all of which are visitable, strongly support community inclusion.


  • 4 unit property
  • all 4 are visitable
  • 2 are fully accessible
  • build to meet the needs of disabled tenants as well as being visitable
  • integrated into the existing community of Cashin Avenue area, which houses some of the oldest public housing in Canada
  • close proximity to local community centre
  • all properties at ground level
  • modern design
  • energy efficient
  • open concept living
  • bright and spacious
  • well sited, bounded by green space and recreation area
  • in proximity to medical offices, retail, schools
  • 2 fully accessible units have full kitchen and bath modifications
  • all units include a no-step entrance
  • 36” doors (entrance and bath)
  • larger bathrooms for turning wheelchairs
  • lowered window sills for easier viewing
  • lever handles (door and plumbing fixtures) for easier use
  • corner protection boards