Kingston buys property long-term care home for supportive housing

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Kingston has acquired 309 Queen Mary Road for affordable, transitional, and supportive housing projects.

The property was purchased from Extendicare which operates a long-term care home in the building The city takes ownership of the property this summer when Extendicare relocates to a new, larger long-term care home. The property at 309 Queen Mary Road has the necessary zoning and physical design to allow for complex social and health care services to be provided on site.

extendcare kingstonCity councillors voted to approve paying $3.8 million for the long-term care building and property at Bath and Queen Mary roads/ The deal ended nearly two-years of closed-door talks with Extendicare.

The property is not intended to be the location for the existing Integrated Care Hub. Rather, but is a unique opportunity to work with community partners to develop and provide both services and housing options on-site for those who need them. In the coming months, the City will host public engagement opportunities and work with community partners to develop this operational model.


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