Chartwell Retirement Residences announced it has received approval to commence construction on a new 224-bed long-term care home located in Ajax, Ontario. Once complete, the new structure will replace an existing 100-bed facility. Residents at the home will continue to receive care and services throughout construction.
The $65.2 million development is expected to open in the spring of 2023 and is designed to the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s current standards. The building will include 134 private rooms with the remaining rooms providing semi-private accommodation.
“This project has been over five years in the making and became a reality through the tremendous efforts of many Chartwell people,” said Vlad Volodarski, Chartwell’s Chief Executive Officer. “I want to extend my deepest gratitude to them for their hard work, expertise and tenacity, and express my congratulations on achieving this important milestone.”
Volodarski also extended Chartwell’s thanks to the Ontario Government for its support through the Ontario Long-Term Care Home Capital Development Funding Policy 2020, as well as the assistance it received with obtaining the necessary approvals in a timely manner.
“Chartwell is proud to partner with Chandos Construction, a reputable builder with long-standing experience in the sector,” added Teresa Fritsch, Chartwell’s Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Investments. “This project is expected to create approximately 200 construction and trade jobs and 300 permanent jobs in the community.”