Ontario Selling Surplus Properties to Build Three New Long-Term Care HomesPublished on November 04, 2020
Initiative will add nearly 900 additional spaces for seniors
- 2165 Dundas Street West in Oakville - 512 long-term care beds
- 7231 Martin Grove Road in Vaughan - 256 long-term care beds
- 50-100 Bloomington Road in Aurora - 128 long-term care beds
"We are delivering on our commitment to transition our seniors from waitlists to modern long-term care homes, providing a warm and safe environment with the quality of care they deserve," said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. "These new homes will allow almost 900 of our loved ones to enter long-term care homes sooner, and ease hallway health care in local hospitals."
Developing long-term care homes on surplus government lands will help address barriers often faced by long-term care operators, such as the limited supply of available land, particularly in urban areas.
The new long-term care homes will help deliver on the government's commitment to creating 30,000 beds over 10 years. The government is also driving the development of new long-term care spaces through the Accelerated Build program, which is adding 1,280 spaces in a matter of months, not years; and through a new funding model designed to break down historic barriers to building and speed up new development and the upgrading of existing homes.
Working together with long-term care partners, Ontario continues to use innovative ideas and modern solutions to help end hallway health care and increase long-term care capacity in communities across the province.