• Client Profile: Chester Village Long-term Care

    Located in the well established community of Danforth in Toronto, Chester Village provides expert and compassionate long-term care in a home-like environment. Boasting almost 40 years of experience, the long-term care residence is devoted to ensuring each resident’s needs are met and that their quality of life is respected.

    The Project

    Chester Village

    In response to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s program to provide 20,000 additional long-term care beds and rebuild older existing homes, the Broadview Foundation decided to update and expand its’ Chester Village long-term care home. 

    The new state-of-the-art facility makes use of a modern curved design. Its open concept draws on the light from large windows to create a warm, relaxing home-like environment. The new building provides 203 beds (an addition of 29 beds) in spacious private and semi-private rooms. 

    There are seven Resident Home Areas (RHAs) which promote a comfortable, familiar and home-like environment for the residents. The project also includes:

    • secure, plexi-glass enclosed balconies 
    • overlooking the garden and outdoor areas
    • a newly landscaped garden
    • a large auditorium for special events; and
    • a stunning chapel with stained glass windows

    The Solution 

    While the Broadview Foundation received many generous donations for the Chester Village project, the capital aid was not enough to finance the entire construction of the project. This prompted the Board to approach Infrastructure Ontario for a long-term, affordable loan. The foundation secured a loan for $25 million to help finance its $31.1 million project. Allan Day, Chair of the Broadview Foundation Board stated that they “were able to lock in permanent financing at a very competitive rate and for a longer fixed term than was commercially available.”

    The Result 

    The rebuilding of Chester Village was the result of five years of planning and the tireless efforts of the Broadview Foundation’s Board, staff and friends.  With the new building, Chester Village can now accept 29 more residents. This has helped to alleviate the long-term care waitlist and provides support to the growing number of elderly in need of care. Thanks to the partnership between the Broadview Foundation and Infrastructure Ontario, Chester Village continues to offer quality care but within a larger state-of-the-art facility. 

    For more information on the client, please visit their website at www.chestervillage.ca