The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) has identified the immediate need for on-reserve housing. To address this need, a housing development is proposed to be completed on the north side of intersection between North Street and Brant Street in the Village of Deseronto. The housing development will include a mixture of single residential and multi-residential units.

The MBQ have retained Ainley Graham & Associates Ltd. (AGA) to carry out the detailed design of this project.

The information provided herein is intended to provide the community with an overview of the project and incorporate any community input into the final design.

To facilitate the design, MBQ retained Terraspec Engineering Inc. to complete a geotechnical investigation. Copies of the reports are available for download and viewing.

MBQ also retained The Greer Galloway Group Inc. to complete a Species at Risk (SAR) Assessment Report for the project. All recommended mitigation measures in the SAR Assessment Report, as well as any additional requirements by Environment Canada will be implemented for this project. A copy of the SAR Assessment Report is available for download and viewing.


o Vegetation removal (identified as a Grey Dogwood thicket) will be required to facilitate the proposed work.

o The conceptual design of the proposed housing development is illustrated in the concept plans available for download. Key features include:

o Fourteen (14) lots for single residential development.

o One (1) lot for multi-residential (i.e. apartment) development.

o One (1) lot for multi-residential (i.e. triplex) development.

· A roadway providing access to the housing development will be constructed along an existing trail on the property.

· Please refer to the Housing Report (available for download) for further details on the design.


The current construction estimate for the project is $660,610, and the total estimated project budget including engineering and project contingencies total $921,632. The source of funding is a cost share between the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Immediate On-Reserve Housing Needs Funding. Total MBQ financial contribution is estimated at $281,632.00 and $640,000 from ISC.


MBQ is proposing Spring / Summer 2023 construction. Vegetation removal may be completed separately in early spring to comply with Environmental guidelines. Completion is targeted for November 2023.

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