Safe, Clean, Quiet Homes for Aboriginal Peoples and their families

What is Akwa Honsta?

Akwa Honsta is an ABORIGINAL Housing Provider offering Rent-geared-to-Income (RGI) and market apartments to members of the ABORIGINAL community in a well established neighbourhood in the east-end of Toronto.


The mandate of AKWA HONSTA is to provide safe, clean and affordable housing to individuals and families with a specific mandate to provide rent -geared to income rental housing for up to 25 individual or families in the ABORIGINAL community.

What kind of housing is Akwa Honsta?

Akwa Honsta is affordable housing. Akwa Honsta is a private non-profit housing provider that offers market rent or rent subsidy to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.


Akwa Honsta began operations in 1991. It is a non-profit housing company governed by an Aboriginal board of directors. All of the directors volunteer their time to be on the board. The day-to-day management of the buildings is done by a professional property management company.

We have two sources of income to pay for our operating expenses - your rent and subsidy provided by the City of Toronto. We have a legal agreement with the City which sets out rules and regulations as to how we operate.

23 Edgewood Avenue

is a small, clean 24 unit building located on a quiet residential street close to Kingston Road and Queen Street East (Upper Beach area). There are large 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available with parquet flooring. Heat is included in the rent. Hydro is extra. Each apartment has a stove and fridge, and there is a laundry room in the building. There is no elevator in the building.

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136 Kingston Road

is a clean, safe building located within walking distance of Queen Street East. There are 93 units with bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available. All have a stove, fridge and parquet floors. Heat is included, but hydro is extra. There is a laundry room on the main level. Outdoor parking is available if you have a car. There is no elevator in the building.

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  • 136 Kingston Road, Toronto
  • 23 Edgewood Avenue, Toronto
    (Kingston Road at Queen Street East)
  • In the east-end of Toronto

Size of Units

  • 136 Kingston Road

    Bachelor and 1 bedroom apartment with some 2 bedroom apartments

  • 23 Edgewood Avenue

    1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments

How can I find out if I qualify for "market rent" or a "rent-subsidy"?

This will depend on the amount of your income. Contact the Aykler Management Office at 416.413 .1300 extension 227. If your income places you in the "market" category, then we can rent you an apartment, subject to availability. If you qualify for rent-geared-to-income status, then you must apply to "Housing Connections", which is an agency of the City of Toronto, which administers the waiting list. In both cases, the Aykler Management Office will help you and explain the process. When going to the "Housing Connections" web site, search under "Akwa Honsta", then go to Map # 523, Zone 12.

To inquire further, please call:
416 413 1300 ext 227 / Kristina
We will assist you with the application process