Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Burlington
New building will bring 256 much-needed long-term care beds to the province
BURLINGTON — Construction is underway on a new, 256-bed building for Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre, a long-term care home in Burlington. This home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the Ontario government’s increased construction funding subsidy. This is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to build more than 58,000 new and upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
“Congratulations to Maple Villa on their ground-breaking for a brand 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 Burlington. When construction is complete, 256 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”
“Our government is steadfast in our commitment to ensuring seniors in long-term care receive the highest standard of compassionate and dignified care.” said MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos. “The addition of 256 beds at Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre brings the total number of new and redeveloped beds in Oakville North-Burlington to 1,153 since 2018. Seniors in our community are receiving the care they deserve, close to their friends and families.”
Construction of the new home will add 163 new beds to Maple Villa’s existing 93 beds. The new building will feature design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. The design is centered 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. Maple Villa’s new home is expected to be completed and welcoming its first residents in summer 2025.
Once completed, Maple Villa proposes to offer specialized health care, behavioural support and be part of a campus of care, which helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system and ensures residents can conveniently connect to the care they need.
Maple Villa is one of 67 homes receiving the government’s supplemental increase to the construction funding subsidy, which was designed to stimulate the start of construction for more long-term care homes across Ontario. Under the program, 67 projects have met all government approval criteria to start construction — which means 11,199 new and upgraded beds are now being built to modern design standards across the province.
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.
- As part of its plan to fix long-term care and address sector waitlists, the government is building more than 30,000 net new long-term care beds in Ontario by 2028 and upgrading more than 28,000 older beds to modern design standards.
- Building more modern, safe and comfortable homes for our seniors is part of the Government of Ontario’s Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021.
- The province is taking innovative steps to get long-term care homes built, including modernizing its funding model, selling unused lands with the requirement that long-term care homes be built on portions of the properties, and leveraging hospital-owned land to build urgently needed homes in large urban areas.
- As of April 2023, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The median wait time is 123 days for applicants to be placed in long-term care.
“Congratulations to everyone at Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre. This new home will have 256 beds featuring a resident focused design, creating a warm and safe home for seniors in Burlington. I am proud of our government’s commitment to building new long term care homes right here in our community.”
– Natalie Pierre
MPP for Burlington
“Maple Villa Long-Term Care Centre is excited and proud to announce the ground-breaking on our new 256-bed home in Burlington. This project will help us better serve the growing seniors population in the City of Burlington and Halton Region.”
– Nada Nisivic
Chief Executive Officer and Owner, Better Life Development