The Runnymede Healthcare Centre, just south of Dundas on Runnymede Road in Toronto's West End, is planning a big expansion. A planning application was submitted to the City earlier this month calling for a six-storey, Montgomery Sisam Architects-designed long-term care centre for individuals who require 24-hour nursing care and personal support.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Expansion, image via submission to City of Toronto

Planned to replace the surface parking lot immediately south of the existing Runnymede Healthcare Centre, the new 14,034 m² building would rise 30.8 metres with a “Z” shaped design consisting of a central volume flanked by wings extending to the east and west. The wings would be home to the long-term care component's 200 beds, while the central section would house communal spaces such as a dining area, lounge spaces, clinic space and activity rooms.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Expansion, image via submission to City of Toronto

Residents of the long-term care facility would also have access to a landscaped garden planned between the building and St. Johns Road. Public realm enhancements are also proposed, including an upgrade to the POPS (Privately-Owned Public Space )at the site's southeast corner, enlarging it to a new size of 477 m². Landscaping of private and public spaces is being handled by Vertechs Design.

Landscaping at Runnymede Healthcare Centre Expansion, image via submission to City of Toronto

Landscaping at Runnymede Healthcare Centre Expansion, image via submission to City of Toronto

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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Related Companies:  Bousfields, Humber River Regional Hospital, LEA Consulting, Montgomery Sisam Architects, Runnymede Healthcare Centre, Vertechs Design