TEN TEN SINCLAIR
- 1010 Sinclair Street

Building Background

Our housing at 1010 Sinclair Street consists of an integrated independent living apartment block with 75 apartment units.  The entire apartment block has physically accessible design features incorporated into each apartment unit.  A large number of our apartment units are geared towards our transitional housing program called “Learning Through Living”.  This “Learning Through Living” program has been a fundamental to our organization since 1975 and throughout that time has been available to support and work with individuals who are in need of a physically accessible apartment to live in while working towards their own goals in independence.

There are also a select number of affordable apartment units which are available for non-program tenancy in order to promote our philosophy of creating and maintaining integrated communities which are more inclusive for all tenants.

Additionally, a small number of other apartments within the building are reserved for occupancy through the separate Transitional Living Centres program which similarly maintains office space within the building, however to clarify this program is not run by our organization.

Other Features

Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. has a number of other features and conveniences available to the tenants of the building at 1010 Sinclair Street, including:

  • On-site management
  • Close to Garden City Mall as well as numerous other retailers and grocers
  • Security cameras and enterphone system
  • Smart card laundry facilities on all floors
  • Indoor and outdoor parking
  • The Merv Thomson Room : a 100 person capacity multi-purpose room
  • A tenant library
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Accessible gardens

An active Tenants Association also meets often to organize a variety of events to promote the feeling of community within the building as well as to celebrate special occasions.

Accessible Garden

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The beautiful garden which the Tenant Association uses regularly is of special note.

The accessible garden was created to honour Allan Simpson after he passed away in 1998.  He was a founding member, leader and long-time board member of Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc.  Allan's vision and work in assisting individuals living with disabilities spanned regional, provincial, and national borders.  His work was formally recognized provincially and nationally as he received the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo, and just prior to his passing, The Order of Canada.

The Board of Directors wished to recognize the significant contributions Allan Simpson made to the organization and to that end struck a committee to identify ways that would most appropriately pay tribute to this significant individual.  It was learned that Allan's wish for his retirement years was to develop an accessible garden in which he could partake in the activity of gardening.

The Board of Directors developed a fundraising strategy to raise the funds necessary to carry out this project.  With significant contributions from The Winnipeg Foundation, The Thomas Sill Foundation, the Manitoba Paraplegia Foundation and T&T Seeds Ltd. the project came to life.

Further Details

If you are interested in tenancy through our transitional “Learning Through Living” Program please contact one of our Tenant Development Coordinators, Cyndi Padoan at 204-339-9268 ext.228 or, Bonnie Bieganski at ext.245.  For further details on the 1010 Sinclair Street apartments please contact our Main Office at 204-339-9268 ext.0.  We can also be reached at our toll free number 1-800-601-8780 or by email at info@tenten.mb.ca.