Rexdale CHC opens

rexchcwaiting640Our Rexdale Community Health Centre satellite located in the City of Toronto’s Rexdale Community Hub on Panorama Court in Rexdale is now open. We had initially done the feasibility study for the City that led to the acquisition of this former school for the purposes of the Rexdale Community Hub, so that the completion of this CHC as a major hub anchor tenant represents the culmination of nine years of background work.

Office fit-out

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We recently completed the fit-out of the new headquarters for a health sector not-for-profit provincial Crown agency, carried out through the Province of Ontario’s Infrastructure Ontario. The space, which occupies a floor of a large office building in downtown Toronto, was designed and executed on a very tight timeframe, and accommodates 165 staff, some of whom operate on a 24/7 basis, with extensive support infrastructure. Check out this link for the project profile.

George Street Revitalization

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The City of Toronto has posted an update on our work with Montgomery Sisam Architects on the George Street Revitalization project, “the site of the existing Seaton House shelter for men, George Street Revitalization will mean the creation of a dynamic mix of housing and programs for homeless and vulnerable seniors alongside the delivery of services to meet the needs of a vibrant and mixed downtown neighbourhood. This is city-building to make a more welcoming and safe street--all in the context of the broader Downtown East Revitalization.

City Council unanimously approved George Street Revitalization in principle in summer 2013. Program plans are being developed with the input of many stakeholders. To date, these plans include five areas:

  • a long-term care home with 384 beds
  • a 100-bed emergency shelter for men
  • an innovative "assisted living" service for men and women who need more care than traditional supportive housing can provide, but less than what a long-term care home involves
  • a service hub for program clients as well as members of the surrounding community
  • affordable housing with supports”

George Street Revitalization Project

GSR_CR_KickoffMontgomery Sisam and Hilditch Architect have been awarded Stage One of the City of Toronto’s George Street Revitalization Project. The George Street Revitalization will use the site of the existing Seaton House Shelter to create a dynamic new mix of housing and programs for homeless and vulnerable seniors. The new development will include an innovative combination of emergency shelter, long term care and assisted living beds as well as a service hub to provide a range of services to clients and the surrounding community. The revitalization will also support the creation of a vibrant and safe mixed-use neighbourhood. Montgomery Sisam and Hilditch Architect have been delivering projects that help people break barriers to health and community services, provide long term care, affordable housing, and emergency shelter for over 30 years. We are excited to harness all of our collective “lessons learned” into a remarkable project of human and community renewal.

Sutton Community Hub

Sutton Public squareThe Town of Georgina has hired us as architect for their new Sutton Community Hub in the former Sutton Public School, which will undergo a $3-million renovation and redesign to accommodate workspace for non-profit organizations including Georgina Hospice, GTTI training centre, Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, as well as a community kitchen, and a naturalization of the riverfront at the rear of the property to reinforce Sutton’s historic connection to the Black River.

Emily's House

PACRibbonCuttingEmily’s House, our new children’s hospice for The Philip Aziz Centre, had its open house and official opening on Tuesday June 11, 2013.

The project is the first of its kind in Toronto and one of six in Canada. The facility will meet the needs of families and children living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.

This home will provide increased respite options for families and a choice of setting for medical/respite care.

The project, which incorporates the heritage restoration of the house for the Governor of the Don Jail, includes a large addition set within a public park being created on the Bridgepoint lands east of the Don River, north of Gerrard Street.

Stonegate CHC

We’ve been selected by Stonegate Community Health Centre to undertake a feasibility study to determine the suitability of a building for delivery of community health services, adding to the large and growing roster of Community Health-related clients we serve.