Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Smiths Falls

Home will bring 128 much-needed long-term care beds to the province

Image of Minister Paul Calandra and others digging

SMITHS FALLS — Construction is underway on a new building for Broadview Nursing Home, a long-term care home being redeveloped in Smiths Falls. This is part of the Ontario government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Congratulations to Broadview Nursing Home on their ground-breaking for an upgraded, modernized home. Our government is fixing long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today marks a significant milestone for Lanark County. When building is completed, 128 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

The redeveloped Broadview Nursing Home in Smiths Falls (currently known as Broadview Nursing Centre) will provide 128 upgraded beds in private and basic rooms. The new building will incorporate design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home, and will feature a spiritual space, café and hair salon. The design is centred around four ‘resident home areas’ to create more intimate and familiar living spaces for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, a secure courtyard for residents and visitors, lounges and bedrooms. Each of the resident home area courtyards will include a wandering path, garden planters, elder-friendly surfaces, grading, transitions, and family-friendly and intergenerational components.

The redevelopment of Broadview Nursing Home is expected to be completed and welcoming its first residents in spring 2025. This upgraded home will help Ontario address the growing demand for long-term care, which has increased wait times for beds and contributed to hallway health care.

Broadview Nursing Home will be licensed to Broadview Nursing Centre Limited.

Broadview Nursing Home is one of many long-term care homes now under construction in Ontario. Since January 2023, 35 projects representing 5,351 new and upgraded beds are 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 new and upgraded long-term care beds will strengthen our long-term care system by increasing access to long-term care, reducing waitlists, and easing hospital capacity pressures. It will also improve working conditions for staff in long-term care homes and provide safe, more comfortable homes for residents.
  • 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.
  • The Ontario government is providing a supplemental increase to the construction funding subsidy to stimulate the start of construction by August 31, 2023 for more long-term care homes across the province, including the Broadview Nursing Home project. This means projects must have met all criteria to attain government approval to start construction by August 31, 2023. The supplemental increase is part of the funding for long-term care home development.
  • 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.


“The Broadview Nursing Home redevelopment marks another step toward achieving our commitment to build 30,000 new long-term care beds across the province. Today’s milestone holds great significance for Lanark County. Upon completion, this facility will provide a brand-new home for 128 residents.”

– John Jordan
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care and MPP for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston

“Today is a really exciting day for us. This ground-breaking ceremony is more than just a symbolic start of construction, it signifies our continued commitment to provide care and support to our community. We thank the Government of Ontario for its historic investments in long-term care and enabling us to make this new long-term care home possible.”

– Jim Parsons
President, Broadview Nursing Home

SOURCE: Province of Ontario

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