Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes addresses the crowd at Thursday's Welton Towers renovation completion announcement. This event marked Hawes' last public engagement before his retirement.

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes addresses the crowd at Thursday's Welton Towers renovation completion announcement. This event marked Hawes' last public engagement before his retirement.

Window replacement complete at Welton Towers

The renovation project has come to a close at the seniors facility

Window renovations at Welton Towers are complete, and will help improve building efficiency and increase the building’s lifespan.

A ceremony was held Thursday morning to announce the changes. The building, located at the corner of Second Avenue and Welton Street, is a 60-unit affordable housing development for seniors, owned and managed by Mission and District Senior Citizens Housing Society.

The window fasteners were heavily corroded and the windows were becoming a safety concern for residents. One window actually fell out months ago, said Judith Ray, president of Mission Association for Senior Housing, but fortunately no one was standing below.

The B.C. government contributed to the Welton Towers renovations, which included the full window replacement and recently helped the society secure a mortgage of $585,000 on the property.