Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Markham

New Mon Sheong home will bring 320 much-needed long-term care beds to the province

Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care, makes an announcement

MARKHAM — Construction is underway at a new Mon Sheong long-term care home in Markham. The home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the Ontario government’s increased provincial construction funding subsidy for construction starts before August 31, 2023. This is part of the government’s commitment to build more than 58,000 new and upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Congratulations to the Mon Sheong Foundation on their ground-breaking for a brand new home. Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities that they helped build,” said Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today marks a significant milestone for Markham. When building is complete, 320 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”

The new home will provide 320 new beds in private and basic rooms. The 11-storey building will feature design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. The design is centred around 10 ‘resident home areas’, each of which creates a more intimate and familiar living space for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, lounges and bedrooms. Mon Sheong’s 320-bed home in Markham is expected to be completed and welcoming its first residents in fall 2026.

The home will be part of a campus of care, which helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system and ensures residents can conveniently connect to the care they need. The new not-for-profit home will be licensed to and operated by the Mon Sheong Foundation, which offers culturally appropriate services to the Chinese community.

Mon Sheong Markham is one of 67 homes receiving the government’s supplemental increase to the construction funding subsidy, which was designed to stimulate the start of construction for more long-term care homes across Ontario. Under the program, 67 projects have met all government approval criteria to start construction — which means 11,199 new and upgraded beds are now being built to modern design standards across the province.

The government is fixing long-term care to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve, both now and in the future. The plan is built on four pillars: staffing and care; quality and enforcement; building modern, safe and comfortable homes; and connecting seniors with faster, more convenient access to the services they need.

Quick Facts

  • As part of its plan to fix long-term care and address sector waitlists, the government is building more than 30,000 net new long-term care beds in Ontario by 2028 and upgrading more than 28,000 older beds to modern design standards.
  • Building more modern, safe and comfortable homes for our seniors is part of the Government of Ontario’s Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021.
  • The province is taking innovative steps to get long-term care homes built, including modernizing its funding model, selling unused lands with the requirement that long-term care homes be built on portions of the properties, and leveraging hospital-owned land to build urgently needed homes in large urban areas.
  • As of April 2023, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The median wait time is 123 days for applicants to be placed in long-term care.


“In light of the continuous increase in demand for long-term care beds at Mon Sheong, we have actively pursued the construction of new long-term care facilities to meet the healthcare needs of our local senior community. We are pleased to announce the commencement of the construction for the Markham Long-Term Care Centre today and sincerely thank the provincial government and the City of Markham for their steadfast support.”

– Tim Kwan
Chairman, Mon Sheong Foundation

“Mon Sheong Markham represents a pivotal step in our government’s unwavering commitment to building over 30,000 net new long-term care beds by 2028. As part of a comprehensive campus of care, this new long-term care home will seamlessly integrate into the broader health care system to ensure that local residents have easy access to the vital care they deserve.”

– Billy Pang
MPP for Markham—Unionville

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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