Providence Manor redevelopment back on track

Rendering of the new Providence Manor. Image via Providence Care.

Providence Care has announced that the Providence Manor redevelopment project is ramping up again after a “necessary pause”.

According to a release from Providence Care, the necessary pause began in February 2022 when the long-term care home redevelopment project was put on hold as pandemic-related inflation significantly affected the cost of construction. The Ministry of Long-Term Care committed additional funding to support the project and the organization said it is now ready to move forward without any impact to the project scope.

“The new state-of-the-art home will provide residents and their families with improved living environments designed to keep them comfortable while meeting their health care needs,” said Michelle Podhy, Board Chair for Providence Care. “We look forward to the benefits this new home will bring to people across the region and plan to welcome our first residents in late 2026.”

Located within Providence Village, the 320-bed home will be nestled in green space in a community-like setting, with a multi-faceted services hub designed to honour the 160-year legacy of the Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. According to the release, Providence Village will also include Hospice Kingston which integrated with Providence Care in April 2022. Site preparation and construction activity for the 10-bed Hospice Residence and Palliative Care Centre began on Monday, Mar. 6, 2023, at the Motherhouse property on Princess Street.

“We’re thrilled to resume planning for the new home. While we continue to work through final infrastructure details, we anticipate that site preparation will begin this summer and that an official groundbreaking will occur in the early fall of this year,” said Krista Wells Pearce, Vice-President, Corporate Services & Executive Director, Hospice Kingston.

Providence Care said that once completed, the redeveloped Providence Manor will provide a welcoming, home-like, resident-centred environment that offers communal spaces within the building, enabling residents to come together and connect with each other, families, volunteers and staff. According to the release, the current schedule estimates the home will open in late 2026.

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