Ontario Supporting New Long-Term Care Home in Downtown Toronto

elderly patient looking outside window at long term car facility captured by GTA weekly Toronto news

New West Don Lands Facility to Provide High-Quality Living Spaces for Residents

Ontario is helping to build a new long-term care home in downtown Toronto that will provide a comfortable and supportive space for residents, including a dedicated unit for people living with dementia.

The new home, which will be located in the West Don Lands, will replace Rekai’s existing facility at 345 Sherbourne Street, Toronto and will provide residents with a modern, comfortable environment that supports a higher quality of life for residents. This includes rooms with more privacy and greater capacity to accommodate residents with increasingly complex needs. It will also include more space for programs like rehabilitation and physiotherapy, and more accessible living and dining areas.

Long-term care homes are places where adults can live and receive help with most or all daily activities along with 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.

Quick Facts

  • There are about 78,000 residents in 630 long-term care homes in Ontario.
  • Ontario has doubled its funding for long-term care from $2.10 billion in 2003 to more than $4.14 billion in 2017.
  • Since 2003, more than 10,000 new LTC beds have been developed and more than 13,500 older LTC beds have been redeveloped, through various redevelopment programs.
  • Ontario is working to make it easier to create community hubs, and make the best possible use of public properties that are no longer needed for their original purpose.
  • Community hubs are a service delivery model that brings together partners to offer a range of services that respond to demonstrated community needs and priorities.

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