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June 20, 2017
Toronto's Kipling Acres long-term-care home celebrates opening after redevelopment
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Councillor Michael Ford (Ward 2 Etobicoke North) officially opened the redeveloped Kipling Acres long-term-care home. He was joined by partners from the Central West Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Residents, staff and volunteers were also on hand to celebrate the opening of the home.

"Kipling Acres has been an important part of the north Etobicoke community since it opened in 1959," said Councillor Ford. "This redevelopment will help continue its tradition of quality care for both residents and program users."

Kipling Acres, one of the City of Toronto's 10 long-term-care homes, was redeveloped as part of the province's enhanced long-term care home renewal strategy with support from the City of Toronto, Government of Ontario and Central West Local Health Integration Network.

Redeveloped to meet new provincial long-term care home-design standards, the home provides greater accessibility for residents and meets LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards of the Canadian Green Building Council.

Situated on a beautiful 10-acre (four-hectare) site, the 337-bed home provides long-term care, convalescent care and behavioural support programs/care that includes young adults as well as seniors. The community hub includes an Adult Day Program, the Kipling Early Learning and Child Care Centre and the West Acres Senior Centre that offers wellness and recreation programs for local community seniors.

Long-Term Care Homes & Services are leaders in excellence and ground-breaking services for healthy aging with a commitment to CARE – Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

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