Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction is underway on a 160-bed long-term care home in Mississauga, one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the Ontario government’s increased construction funding subsidy.
“Congratulations to Ivan Franko Homes on their ground-breaking for a new home. Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities they helped build,” said Stan Cho, minister of long-term care. “Today marks a significant milestone for Mississauga. When construction is complete, 160 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”
The home will provide 75 new beds and 85 upgraded beds and construction is expected to be completed in winter 2025. The new building will feature design improvements including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. The design is centred around ‘resident home areas’, each of which creates a more intimate and familiar living space for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, lounges and bedrooms.
The new home will also be part of a campus with a broader health care system and will offer culturally appropriate services to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.
Through the government’s supplemental increase to the construction funding subsidy, 67 projects received approval to construct between April 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.
Ivan Franko Mississauga will be a not-for-profit long-term care home licensed to and operated by Ivan Franko Homes.
As of September 2023, more than 43,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The median wait time is 118 days for applicants to be placed in long-term care.
“After many years of planning and advocacy, I am thrilled that work is now finally underway to build this important long-term care home,” said Mississauga MPP Sheref Sabawy. “This new long-term care home by Ivan Franko Homes will connect residents to the care they need without pulling them from their community.”