Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Cornwall

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Ted Laurier Place will bring 128 much-needed long-term care beds to the province

CORNWALL — Construction is underway at Ted Laurier Place, a new long-term care home in Cornwall. This is part of the Ontario government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Congratulations to Ted Laurier Place on their ground-breaking for an upgraded, modernized home. Our government is fixing long-term care, and a key part of that plan is building the modern, safe and comfortable homes our seniors need,” said John Jordan, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care. “Our seniors helped build the province we live in today. When Ted Laurier Place is complete, it will mean 128 residents have a new place to call home in the community they helped build.”

The new 128-bed Ted Laurier Place will replace the Sandfield Place home, also in Cornwall, and will provide 75 new and 53 upgraded beds in private and basic rooms. The new one-storey building will feature design improvements including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home — and secure landscaped courtyards for residents and visitors with elder-friendly paths and features, and planters for resident gardening. The design is centred around four ‘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. Ted Laurier Place also intends to offer palliative care services, and culturally appropriate services to the Francophone community.

The new home is expected to be completed and welcoming its first residents in late 2025. The government is fixing long-term care 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 four pillars: staffing and care; quality and enforcement; building modern, safe and comfortable homes; and connecting seniors with faster, more convenient access to the services they need.