Ontario Selling Surplus Properties to Build Three New Long-Term Care Homes

Published on November 04, 2020

Initiative will add nearly 900 additional spaces for seniors

The government is taking the first step towards building three new long-term care homes by making land available in Oakville, Aurora and Vaughan. The government is selling three surplus provincial properties with the requirement that long-term care homes be built on portions of the following properties:
  • 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," the Minister of Long Term Care said in lieu of announcing the initiative to the media and public. "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.

Quick Facts

  • CBRE is the Broker of Record managing the sale. More information is available here.
  • As of June 2020, more than 38,500 people are on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed.