A Space for Rebuilding More Lives
Building on our history, experience, and expertise, and after rigorous study and planning, we are establishing a unique facility that will bring all our services together, including a new day health program.
Honouring the values of excellence and compassionate care established by our founders, our new home will be a 58,000 square foot glass and brick facility, which will embrace the heritage house at the corner of Jarvis and Isabella.
The 1875 residence (once known as the “Grey Lady”), a gift by a generous and visionary donor, is being carefully renovated as part of Casey House’s new home, bridging the past and the future. The new addition along Isabella Street will be a spacious, light-filled home, merging our in-patient and community outreach services with the new Day Health Program.
This new and prominent presence on a busy Toronto thoroughfare will firmly establish Casey House as a health care leader, and HIV/AIDS as a critical health care issue.
- Groundbreaking: Spring 2015
- Topping off: April 2016
- Substantial completion: December 2016
- Occupancy: Late 2016- early 2017
Features of the new facility:
- massage therapy room
- volunteer lounge
- learning and education centre
- variety of meeting rooms to accommodate client activities and community groups
- rooms for quiet time for clients and their visitors
- administrative offices
Beautiful heritage features will be restored to the mansion, once the pride of Jarvis Street.
The Victorian garden facing Jarvis Street will be stunningly landscaped, offering a peaceful place for clients and their loved ones to enjoy, and for neighbours to appreciate.
The new health care facility, embracing the Jarvis house, has been designed with clients and their needs in mind. It will comfortably meet the accessibility requirements that result from aging, reduced mobility and complex medical challenges. A central atrium will bring sunlight into all three floors and provide an oasis of calm visible through the many windows.
- The ground floor will welcome clients and visitors with an inviting living room, stone fireplace and our reception and intake offices. It will feature extensive community, education and meeting spaces, along with a large dining room to seat 100 people – many who are often malnourished – for a hot, nutritious, daily meal.
- The second floor will be home to the Day Health Program, featuring a nursing clinic, allied health services such as psychiatry and social work, group therapy and activity rooms, individual counselling rooms, observation rooms for student learning, physiotherapy and exercise studio, and an art therapy studio.
- The third floor will be home to our inpatient program, for individuals who need intensive care, post-operative care, respite, or help while getting established on or changing medication regimes. Individual rooms have ensuite washrooms. The floor will have a private kitchen, and 14 bedrooms, two of which will be reserved for respite care.
- The fourth floor, housing administration offices, will feature a conference room and a rooftop garden for clients and visitors to enjoy.
The new building will have an abundance of natural light to help with the healing process and an interior courtyard that will bring light in to all three floors. The exterior of the new building, which is designed by renowned architect Siamak Hariri, will be reminiscent of a quilt, using different materials such as reclaimed brick. This represents the memorial quilts, made by volunteers in remembrance of the people in our Casey House community who have been lost to HIV/AIDS.