Living at Suomi Koti

When you choose Suomi Koti, you’ll enjoy a comfortable and welcoming living environment. We provide a wide array of amenities including an exercise room, craft rooms, library and a common room with kitchen facilities. Unique to our building and tradition of Finnish culture, we also feature a sauna that is open to use for all tenants.

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Spacious Common Areas

Our common rooms are widely used by our tenants, local churches, seminars, weddings and other occasions. In addition to our amenities, we feature a wide array of programming.

Ample Green Spaces

Our grounds include extensive landscaping, featuring a garden area for vegetables and flowers, pond with gazebo and arch bridge.

Generous Living Spaces

Comprised of 40 one bedroom units and 20 two bedroom that range in size from 600 to 850 square feet. Each unit includes a fridge and stove. Each tenant has full access to lounges, a library, activity room and much more. We also feature on site parking for an extra fee.

Suomi Koti FAQ:

What units are available?

Suomi Koti has 40 one bedroom units and 20 two bedroom units for seniors (60 years & older) only.

What sizes are the units?

One bedroom units are approximately 600 square feet / 52 m2 in size. Two bedroom units are approximately 850 square feet / 78 m2 in size.

How do I apply?

Rent-geared -to-income (RGI) Applications – Person(s) with a total annual gross income of $34,000 or less (1 bedroom) or $41,500 or less (2 bedroom) (effective January 1, 2018) would obtain an application from the District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board website www.tbdssab.ca or call (807) 766-2111 to

Market Applications – Person(s) looking for a market application would obtain one by:
1) Call (807) 767-2827 and leave name/ address / phone number.
2) Email suomikoti@tbaytel.net with details.
3) Download an application form.

How much rent can I expect to pay?

Rent-geared-to-income tenant units are based on 30% of your gross monthly income, or if you are receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, a social assistance rent scale. Additional utility allowances are applicable.

Market tenant units are: one bedroom for $799/month including utilities; and $939/month including utilities (effective July 1, 2018).

How long will it take for me to get a unit?

The length of time before a unit becomes available will vary depending on unit turnover. It may take some time because of the small number of vacancies.

How are people chosen for housing?

The system for selecting households is based on date of application and need.

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