The Ontario government is taking the first step towards building three new long-term care facilities by making land available in Oakville, Aurora and Vaughan.
“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, Ontario’s 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.”
The government is selling three surplus provincial properties with the requirement that long-term care homes be built on portions of the following properties:
- 165 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
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. A new funding model designed to break down historic barriers is expected to speed up new development and the upgrading of existing homes.
CBRE (Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis) is the Broker of Record managing the sale.
To read the Long-Term Care Development Program by Infrastructure Ontario, click here.
Featured image: Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care, makes a recent announcement on improving the quality of life and care for long-term residents in the province.