On April 18th, 2018, the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care (“MOLTC”) awarded Magellan Community Care 256 cultural specific long-term care beds as part of an initiative to significantly increase the number of long-term care beds, across the province over the next five years.
In awarding 256 beds, the MOLTC required that the long-term care and services be culturally sensitive, for instance including (1) access to health professionals who speak Portuguese, (2) cultural and spiritual activities in a culturally sensitive environment, (3) social and recreational programs delivered in Portuguese, and (4) meals that include traditional dishes.
Less than a year later, on March 28th, 2019, the City of Toronto awarded Magellan Community Charities a parcel of vacant land at 640 Lansdowne Avenue, to be leased for 99 years at a rent of $1/year. This site is in the heart of the Portuguese-Canadian community where a high demand for long-term care services has long existed.
Jan. - Mar. 2021
Apr. - Jun. 2021
Presentation of Reports and Drawings for Zoning Change.
Jul. - Sep. 2021
Review and Comments for Zoning Change
Oct. - Dec. 2021
Community Public Consultation Meeting.
Revisions to the Zoning Amendment
Feb. - May. 2022
Zoning Amendment Approval Notice
May 23 – Sep. 23
Work Drawings and Specifications.
City Council Approval (ZBA).
Nov 22 - Mar 23
Submission of Site Plan Approval.
Commencement of Construction.
Oct. - Dec. 2023
Approval of the building permit and Construction Tender.
Substantial Completion (Occupancy Status).