Ontario Celebrates Opening of Long-Term Care Home in Long Sault

Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care, visits patients at a LTC Home in Long Sault, Ontario. (image source: X / @StanChoMPP)

LONG SAULT — The Ontario government, along with Woodland Villa, is celebrating the opening of a renovated and expanded long-term care home that is bringing 128 modern beds to the town of Long Sault. This is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to build more than 58,000 new and upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Congratulations to Woodland Villa as we celebrate the opening of a new, modernized long-term care home for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. 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. “This redeveloped home is a significant milestone for Long Sault. Woodland Villa means 128 residents now have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”

Construction to renovate and expand the existing 111-bed Woodland Villa began in October 2020 and was completed in three phases. The modernized building features design improvements, including a family celebration room, spaces for therapy, treatment and spiritual practice, two secured courtyards and air conditioning throughout the home.

The 128-bed home includes 17 new beds and offers private, semi-private and basic rooms. The design is centred around four ‘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.

“The opening of the newly renovated and expanded Woodland Villa long-term care home is great news for the community of Long Sault,” said John Jordan, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care. “Our government is fixing long-term care and bringing care closer to home in communities big and small across Ontario.”

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

  • Woodland Villa is a for-profit home that is licensed to and operated by Omni Health Care Limited Partnership by its general partner 0760444 B.C. Ltd.
  • 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 grand opening of a redeveloped Woodland Villa with 128 beds, including 17 new beds, is exciting news for the families of Long Sault. Having a comfortable and modern home for our seniors in the communities they built is an important part of our government’s plan to fix long-term care in Ontario.”

– Nolan Quinn
MPP for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry

“On behalf of Omni Quality Living, we would like to thank the Ontario Government and Ministry of Long-Term Care for their partnership in bringing this new, safe, and modern long-term care home to Long Sault. Omni continues to invest in building new homes across Ontario, like Woodland Villa, with larger and secure spaces for our residents to enjoy and call home.”

– Raheem Hirji
President and CEO, Omni Quality Living

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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