News | April 1, 2022

Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Home In Toronto

Ongoing investments in new projects will bring much-needed beds to the province

The Ontario government is building a new 384-bed long-term care home at North York General Hospital in Toronto. This is part of the government’s $6.4B commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Our government has a plan to fix 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. “When this home in Toronto is completed, 384 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

North York General Hospital is proposing to locate a state-of-the-art long-term care home on hospital property. It will be part of a campus of care which integrates the home into the broader health care system and helps ensure residents have access to the care they need. The home has also proposed to offer specialized behavioural support and convalescent care services.

The brand new 384-bed home includes an allocation for 192 new beds and 160 upgraded beds which are currently located in a long-term care home within the hospital’s Seniors’ Health Centre. An additional 32 upgraded beds will come from the home’s current location and are being funded by the hospital. Each new bed means more people can receive the care they need near their loved ones. Each redeveloped bed means that those already receiving care will be able to move into a brand-new home.

Construction is expected to start in spring 2024 and be completed in summer 2026. The home will be licensed to and operated by North York General Hospital. This project is one of the many not-for-profit projects already underway in Ontario. In total, there are now 126 not-for-profit projects, including municipal homes, in development or under construction in Ontario. Of these projects, 23 are located in Toronto.

The government has a plan to fix long-term care and 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 three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.

Source: Ontario