Omar Lalani, president and CEO of Trillium Communities, speaks to the crowd during a ground-breaking ceremony at the future site of West Shore Village in Colwood. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

WATCH: New seniors’ residence for Colwood unveiled at groundbreaking

First phase of West Shore Village development includes 62 units

The ground won’t be seriously broken for another couple of weeks, but on Tuesday, community stakeholders donned hardhats and grabbed shovels at 333 Wale Rd., the future home of West Shore Village.

Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton and Trillium Communities president and CEO Omar Lalani were among the members of the preliminary “construction crew,” and both touted the independent seniors residence as a great addition to the city.

“It’s very much needed housing for seniors,” Mayor Hamilton said. “We’ve been underserviced in the community for decades.”

“Our project will bring best-in-class amenities to residents of Colwood and the surrounding communities … We look forward to serving the needs of residents for generations to come,” Lalani added.

The project, which includes a 62-unit first phase, will feature a village-like feel as its name suggests and will be built near the existing West Shore Lodge. Planned amenities include a café and restaurant, a library, theatre and a gym.

Move-in is scheduled for the fall of 2018.

“Independent living is all about empowering residents to live their lives in wellness and vitality. We support their continued health with nutritious meals and encourage them to maintain an active and fulfilling social life, whether they’re off to visit family and friends or staying in to partake in planned activities,” said Lahani.

Trillium was founded in 2003 and operates homes across the South Island as well as Abbotsford.

For more information, visit trilliumcommunities.com.

joel.tansey@goldstreamgazette.com

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