New Long Term Care Home To Come Up In Toronto

Premier Doug Ford annoucning the new development at the Runnymede Long-Term Care Home . Pic: Doug Ford

Toronto: The Ontario government is building a brand-new long-term care home in Toronto. With over 20,000 new and 15,000 upgraded spaces in the development, Runnymede Long-Term Care Home is part of the province’s ongoing work to create a 21st-century long-term care sector.

An additional $4.9 billion investment over four years supports Ontario’s plan to hire more than 27,000 staff, including registered nurses, personal support workers and support staff.

This transformative vision for long-term care is truly residentcentred and will provide the highest quality of care for our most vulnerable people, where and when they need it.

“Our government is sparing no expense to ensure our seniors have a modern and safe place to call home,” said Premier Doug Ford.

“We will continue to deliver on our promise to provide our loved ones with the world class care they so rightly deserve.”

“This government is repairing and rebuilding Ontario’s longterm care sector after decades of neglect,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care.

Premier Doug Ford breaks ground for the project. Pic: Doug Ford

“When the new Runnymede Long-Term Care Home is completed, it will have 200 modern spaces for seniors in the community to call home, near their family and friends.”

The Runnymede Long-Term Care Home, expected to open in the summer of 2023, will provide 200 new, safe, modern long-term care spaces in Toronto. This new development is another example of the Ontario government’s $2.68 billion ten-year plan for the delivery of 30,000 safe, modern, comfortable spaces for our seniors to call home. The previous government took seven years to build just 611 new beds across the province.

• The Ontario government is making a historic $2.68 billion investment in long-term care development. That includes a $933 million investment in 80 new long-term care projects this past March. This will lead to thousands of new and upgraded longterm care spaces across the province.

• Ontario now has 20,161 new and 15,918 redevelopment spaces in the development pipeline.

• Creating new long-term care spaces and redeveloping existing older spaces to modern standards is part of the Government of Ontario’s Long-Term Care Modernization Plan.

• As of February 2021, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The average wait time is 147 days for residents currently living in community settings.

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