Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville
Ongoing investments in new projects will bring much-needed beds to the province
NEWS March 21, 2022
MARKHAM-UNIONVILLE— The Ontario government is building three new long-term care homes and adding 608 new long-term care beds in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When these three homes in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville are completed, 800 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”
The three new long-term care homes – Mon Sheong Markham, Mon Sheong LTC (Stouffville 2) and Lang Yi Markham – will have a total of 800 long-term care beds. They have proposed to be part of a campus of care which helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system and ensures residents have access to the care they need. The homes have also proposed to provide cultural services to residents of the Chinese, Filipino, and East Asian communities. Construction on the three homes is expected to start between summer 2023 to summer 2024.
“This announcement is a huge step forward to address the needs of our seniors and to provide for an additional 800 new Long-Term Care Beds in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville,” said Billy Pang, MPP for Markham-Unionville. “Our government has recognized and prioritized the needs of our seniors and is working hard to provide for our aging population.”
There are now 1,568 new and 32 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville, including the following projects:
- 128 new beds allocated to Mon Sheong Markham announced today, plus 192 new beds previously allocated to this project, for a new 320-bed long-term care home to be licensed to Mon Sheong Foundation;
- 256 new beds for Lang Yi Markham, a new long-term care home to be licensed to Lang Yi Villa Non-Profit Living;
- 224 new beds for Mon Sheong LTC (Stouffville 2), a new long-term care home to be licensed to Mon Sheong Foundation;
- 256 new beds at Yee Hong Markham II, a new long-term care home to be licensed to Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care;
- 320 new beds at Mon Sheong (Stouffville 1), completed in September 2021 and licensed to Mon Sheong Foundation;
- 32 upgraded beds at Bloomington Cove Care Community in Stouffville, completed in July 2018 and licensed to Sienna Senior Living Inc.; and
- 192 new beds at Schlegel Villages – Stouffville, a new long-term care home to be licensed to Schlegel Villages Inc.
The government has a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve both now and in the future. The plan is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.
- As of today, Ontario now has 25,953 new and 21,601 upgraded beds in the development pipeline – which means more than 86 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and opening stages of the development process.
- Ontario plans to invest an additional $3.7 billion, beginning in 2024-25, on top of the historic $2.68 billion already invested, to support this new series of allocations for the development of 10,000 net new and more than 12,000 upgraded beds across the province. These historic investments would bring the total to $6.4 billion since spring 2019.
- Ontario is providing long-term care homes with $868 million in additional funding to help protect the health and safety of residents, staff and caregivers, and to ensure residents get the care they need and deserve. This funding will cover the extraordinary costs of COVID-19 in 2021-2022. $328 million of it is being used primarily to address the enhanced measures enacted in response to the Omicron variant.
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Larry Lau | Constituency Assistant
MPP Billy Pang Constituency Office