Ground was broken last week on a new 192-bed long-term care facility in north Etobicoke.
The 10.5-acre site, currently housing a 337-bed long-term care facility, is being restructured to keep up with current ministry standards.
"We decided to build the home towards the south end of the property so we could maintain the current physical structure until the end of construction," says Reg Paul, acting general manager of long-term care homes and services for the city. "Once we've opened up the new home, there will be a month or two in between and then we will tear down the old structure."
The old facility had already been downsized by 75 beds, and by early 2013, when the current construction is completed, Paul figures the problem of the remaining difference between the two facilities of 70 residents will have resolved itself through what he pragmatically refers to as “natural attrition."
The new facility, which will continue to be known as Kipling Acres, has been designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects
. The construction is being managed by Buttcon Ltd
Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Reg Paul
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