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