TORONTO — The Ontario government is developing 21 new beds and upgrading 503 older beds at two new long-term care homes in Scarborough. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and upgrade about 28,000 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 Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When these projects are completed, two new long-term care homes in Scarborough will provide a safe, modern, comfortable place for residents to call home, near their family and friends.”
The two long-term care homes are:
- Midland Gardens Care Community in Scarborough. The building will be redeveloped with plans to construct an additional 6-storey building attached to the existing home. There will be 21 new and 299 upgraded beds as part of the new construction. Construction is expected to start in fall 2022.
- Altamont Care Community, to be renamed Altamont Scarborough. A new long-term care home will be built on the same site as the existing home and will have a total of 448 beds. This includes a new allocation for 204 upgraded beds, combined with previous allocations of 85 new beds and 159 upgraded beds. Construction is expected to start in summer 2023.
Both Midland Gardens Care Community and Altamont Scarborough will be part of a campus of care, which helps integrate the homes into the broader health care system and ensures residents have access to the care they need.
Today’s announcement brings the total number of long-term care beds in the development pipeline in Scarborough to 460 new and 916 upgraded beds, and includes the following projects:
- 128 new beds at Hellenic Home;
- 224 new beds at Yee Hong Finch;
- 85 new and 363 upgraded beds at Altamont Scarborough;
- 21 new and 299 upgraded beds at Midland Gardens Care Community;
- 2 new and 254 upgraded beds at Tendercare Nursing Homes.
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.