While Hollywood may make millionaires of some, for the most part a lifetime spent in the arts does not bring great wealth. By the time they come to the end of their careers, many arts workers are left with very little. That’s where PAL Place comes in. The 86-unit housing project is coming to Ottawa for arts sector workers aged 55 and over. The unit is being built on Rochester Street, in partnership with Ottawa Community Housing. It is modelled on similar projects in Vancouver, Toronto, and Stratford. Residents will include actors, musicians, singers, dancers, designers, directors, writers, visual artists, technicians, and administrators. There have been over 140 applications to date....
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PAL Ottawa would like to thank Hattie Klotz and the Ottawa Magazine for highlighting PAL Ottawa's work
with Ottawa Community Housing to develop and bring to life PAL Place.