33 Front St. W.
St.Jacobs, ON
N0B 2N0


58 Unit Seniors Apartment Building (48 1-bedroom, 10 2-bedroom units) Below Average Market Rent- elevator, appliances included (fridge & stove), coin and card pay laundry, community rooms, limited number of storage lockers. Original Building units with baseboard electric heat and AC in the hallways, New Addition with individual air exchange heat/AC, most 2-bedroom units have a dishwasher and have hook-ups for tenant-supplied stackable washer and dryer.


For information related to vacancies, contact:

Taylor Martin, Beyond Housing 

Phone: (226) 476-2535 
email: tmartin@beyondhousing.ca

Rental FAQs

Tenants are responsible for their own electricity. Units are individually metered. A deposit with Enova may be required. This is a no-smoking building. Tenants are responsible to have their own tenant liability insurance.

Project History

In the early 1980’s the Lutheran, United, and Mennonite churches in St. Jacobs recognized the need for affordable housing in their community. By working together they were able to develop Sprucelawn Apartments for Seniors. The 30 units they created have been providing housing with rents less than 80% of the market rates ever since.

In 2012 the board of Sprucelawn undertook some strategic planning and began to consider a possible expansion. It was decided that an addition to the Mill Race side, tied into the existing building, would be best. An adjoining property was purchased to accommodate the proposed addition and parking. Plans were developed for 28 new units, consisting of 20 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartments.

Beyond Housing has been involved in the provision of affordable housing in Waterloo Region since 2001. In 2021 Sprucelawn and Beyond Housing submitted a joint proposal to The Region of Waterloo as secured funding support for the one-bedroom apartments. On February 1, 2022 Sprucelawn and Beyond Housing amalgamated. The previous Sprucelawn board continues to be actively involved as committee members for Beyond Housing

Partnership is the way forward for not-for-profit organizations. In this instance, two strong partners have come together to accomplish something that could not have been done alone. Addressing the urgent need for affordable housing requires a collaborative approach to be successful. The need for affordable seniors housing in Woolwich Township has already been recognized by all levels of government and their financial support has been approved.

A key aspect of our approach to creating affordable housing is that projects must be developed to be financially sustainable. To make this vision a reality, the campaign will raise $2 million.