Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Winchester

New long-term care home will bring 128 modern beds to the province

Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care, helps to break ground on a new LTC Home in Winchester ON. (image source: X / @ StanChoMPP)

WINCHESTER — Construction is underway on a new 128-bed long-term care home for Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester. This home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the Ontario government’s increased construction funding subsidy. 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 Rural Healthcare Innovations on their ground-breaking for a new home. Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities they helped build,” said Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today marks a significant milestone for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. When construction is complete, 128 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”

The new home is being built on Winchester District Memorial hospital property, near the existing 98-bed Dundas Manor that it replaces. The 128-bed building will provide 30 new and 98 upgraded beds and is expected to welcome its first residents in summer 2026.

Once complete, the redeveloped Dundas Manor 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.

As a result of 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, 67 projects received ministry approval to construct between April 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023. This 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

  • Dundas Manor is a not-for-profit home, licensed to and operated by Rural Healthcare Innovations Inc.
  • 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 September 2023, more than 43,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The median wait time is 118 days for applicants to be placed in long-term care.


“The construction of a new 128-bed Dundas Manor long-term care home in Winchester will allow more of our seniors to live at home in their community. This exciting milestone is something that the staff, residents, and families have been looking forward to.”

– Nolan Quinn
MPP for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry

“We are so excited to finally see construction for the new Dundas Manor begin, thanks to government funding and the tremendous generosity of our community. This new home will greatly improve the quality of life for the residents and quality of work life for the staff.”

– Lisa Little
Board Chair, Dundas Manor

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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