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Our seniors deserve to thrive and engage with others in a dignified and healthy lifestyle, with access to services in Portuguese.”

Our population is aging and in the Province of Ontario there is a critical need to support Portuguese-Canadian seniors. To ensure that our parents and grandparents can live with dignity in a home environment that is attuned to their cultural heritage, Magellan Community Charities is proud to be developing a senior’s centre at 640 Lansdowne Avenue in the heart of the Portuguese community. The Magellan Centre is designed to be culturally sensitive while providing exceptional care and support. Apart from English, Portuguese is the mother tongue spoken by the greatest number of citizens in this immediate area of the Centre. Many of the residents are seniors, and 16 out of every 100 residents will require long-term care services.

The Magellan centre will offer a broad range of programming that will be determined by the needs of the residents and community. This new building will accommodate 57 affordable housing units and 256 long-term care beds for seniors with more complex care needs.

Conveniently located in proximity to public transit and a subway station, the Magellan Centre will offer a wide variety of support services for resident seniors, including personal care services, housekeeping, meal preparation, nursing, shopping assistance and transportation services and day programs for seniors living across the community.​


To foster an environment of compassion and dignity for our seniors, while embracing and promoting Portuguese traditions.


To enable our seniors to live their lives to the fullest by providing a culturally sensitive continuum of care.


Respect, trust and community-unity. “Com carinho, amizade e saudade.”

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