Casey House to undergo $36 million renovation and expansion
TORONTO STAR – Patty Winsa, Urban Affairs Reporter
Casey House has passed two of the last hurdles on its way to a $36 million renovation and expansion that will double its capacity to care for people living with HIV.
Toronto and East York Community Council, as well as the Toronto Preservation Board, have approved a plan to fully restore an 1875 mansion owned by the hospital at Isabella and Jarvis Sts., and add a four-storey health care facility at the rear of the building.
The site is across the street from the current location of Casey House at Huntley and Isabella Sts., where it has operated since first opening in 1988.
The expansion will allow Casey House to add a day program for people living with HIV. It will “enable us to keep people out of hospitals and out of the emergency department and at home, where everyone wants to be,” says the hospital’s CEO, Stephanie Karapita. The new facility will also provide “peer support, which is so important for anyone struggling with a chronic disease.” Read Full Story >>
Read more about the Casey House Rebuilding Lives Capital Campaign, a $10 million campaign to create a new facility that will more than double our capacity to provide specialized HIV/AIDS care.