Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre, located at 150 Dunn Avenue, is exploring the opportunity to expand our services on this site.
The demand for long-term care beds in Toronto continues to grow each year. In fact, the current wait-list for a long-term bed at Lakeside can be up to two years. Seniors make up a large part of the population in our long-term care facilities.
By adding a second wing onto the building, Lakeside is positioned to meet the needs of even more people requiring long-term care services.
We are aiming for construction to begin in July 2020 and be completed in September 2022, but before construction would start, we need to go through an approvals process with the City. We submitted an application to the City in early 2019.
We are committed to keeping you informed about our proposed plans and the approvals process with the City. Once construction begins, we will also provide regular status updates.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at
February Planning Update
UHN has submitted the zoning by-law amendment application for the Growing Lakeside project to the City of Toronto. UHN is extremely excited to be working with the City of Toronto staff, residents and Councillor Gord Perks to bring the project to fruition.
The zoning by-law amendment application can be accessed at the
City of Toronto Application Information Centre website.
A development sign will be going up on the Lakeside-Bickle property for the Growing Lakeside project. The development sign will include project statistics, such as the size of the building, as well as a rendering of the new wing of Lakeside as proposed. The development sign will also include the name and contact information of the planner assigned by the City of Toronto.
Over the next months UHN will be updating this webpage and sending emails in regards to the Growing Lakeside project. Everyone at UHN is very excited to be working with the community and to be developing new long-term care beds in Parkdale. Please do not hesitate to contact
GrowingLakeside@uhn.ca with your comments and inquiries.
Why is UHN planning to build a second wing at Lakeside?
The need for long-term care beds in Toronto continues to grow. Right now, it can take up to 2 years to get a long-term care bed at the Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre.
The new wing will add 192 long-term care beds, allowing us to serve more people who are no longer able to live on their own or who need 24-hour medical or personal care.
Are your plans to build a new wing confirmed?
No, our plans to build a new wing at Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre have not yet been confirmed. There are a few steps we must take before we can move forward with our plans.
Right now, we working on getting the necessary approvals from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the City of Toronto.
When will construction begin?
If approved, construction will begin in July 2020 and be completed in September 2022.
What will the new wing look like?
We are still in the early planning stages, so the design may change.
Our current plan is to build a donut-shaped wing that looks similar to the existing building. The new wing will connect to the south side of the existing building.
Who will be cared for in the new wing?
Our new wing will serve residents who have similar needs to our current Lakeside Long-Term Care residents. Our current residents are mostly seniors with medical conditions such as dementia, heart disease, and cardiovascular disease.
How will construction affect the residents and neighbours of Lakeside?
We are still in the early planning stages, so we do not have specific details. We know there will be some challenges for residents, visitors, staff, and neighbours during construction. We will work with contractors to avoid disrupting the day-to-day experiences of residents, visitors, staff, and neighbours as much as possible. We will share details with you as we get more information.
How will parking be impacted during and after construction?
It is likely that parking will be impacted during construction. We know that parking is an ongoing concern for Lakeside and Bickle staff and visitors. We will work to find solutions that will help minimize inconvenience for staff and visitors during construction.
When construction is complete, there will be more parking spaces available.
Learn more about the need to expand long-term care services in Toronto – and our vision for meeting this demand at Lakeside Long Term Care. For a closer look at our plans,
view our presentation (revised).
Overview of Lakeside Project
Lakeside Project Timeline
Neighbourhood Analysis | Surrounding Density and Zoning | Urban Context
Neighbourhood Analysis | Site Context
Official Plan | Land Use Plan
Development Principles | Site Plan
Building Integration | Benefits
Development Massing Studies | Perspectives