Redevelopment of Kipling Acres

Kipling Acres, one of the City of Toronto's 10 long-term care homes, was redeveloped with capital funding from the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario.  Phase 1, opened in March 2014, representing the initial 192 bed home and Phase 2 opened in May 2017 bringing the remaining 145 beds into service.

This beautiful new long-term care home meets all of the modern long-term care design standards, provides greater wheelchair access for residents in private and public spaces and  the community hub includes an Adult Day Program, Kipling Early Learning & Child Care Centre and West Acres Senior Centre, which offers wellness and recreation programs for local community seniors.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Phase II Opening

June 20, 2017:  Residents at Kipling Acres long-term care home, along with family members, staff and volunteers, welcomed City officials and provincial partners from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Central West Local Health Integration Network to celebrate the successful completion of a two-phased redevelopment.

Left to right: Vija Mallia, Director Long-Term Care Homes, Giuliana Carbone, Deputy City Manager, Gary McIntosh, Family Council Chair, Moyra Vande Vooren, Central West Local Health Integration Network, Marion Cassidy, Kipling Acres Residents' Council Leader, Michael Ford, City Councillor Ward 2, Margaret Smuk, Chair Kipling Acres Home Advisory Committee and President of Volunteers, Reg Paul, General Manager Long-Term Care Homes & Services and Bob Petrushewsky, Administrator Kipling Acres.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Phase I Opening

May 15, 2014:  The Official opening of the new Kipling Acres, home to 192 long-term care residents in north Etobicoke, ranging in age from 36 to 101 years.  Kipling Acres offers a Convalescent Care program, behavioural supports, short-stay respite beds, and provides care to young adults.  The community hub houses the Adult Day Program and Child Care Centre.

Left to right:  Gary McIntosh, Family Council Chair, Vija Mallia, Director Long-Term Care Homes, Sybil Johnston, Kipling Acres Staff Member, Carol Robson, Residents' Council President, Margaret Smuk, President of Volunteers, Nelson Ribiero, Kipling Acres Administrator, Doug Ford, City Councillor - Ward 2 Etobicoke North, and Reg Paul, General Manager, City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes & Services.

Ceremonial Ground Breaking

Residents at Kipling Acres welcomed special guests to celebrate the start of construction of their new home. The existing site is being redeveloped with capital funding from the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario. The design of the new home has been undertaken with extensive community stakeholder input to best meet the needs of residents and the northern Etobicoke community.

First Day in the new Kipling Acres

Resident arriving in lobby of Kipling Acres

Months of planning with staff, residents, families and volunteers resulted in a successful move for 179 residents on March 31, 2014.  Everyone is excited to be in the new home and have brought their fond memories of the old home into the new site. 

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