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.
Oct. - Dec. 2020
Preparation of Reports and Drawings.
Application of Zoning by Law amendment.
Jul. - Sept. 2021
Application of Site Plan Approval.
Oct - Dec 2021
Review and Comment of ZBA and SPA
Jan Mar 2022
Public Consultation Meeting
Zoning by law amendment and site plan
Commencement of Working Drawings.
Jul. - Sept. 2022
Building Permit Submission and Approval
Commencement of Construction
Substantial Completion (Occupancy Status).
(Commencement of Operations).