In response to COVID-19, there are screening requirements and some restrictions when visiting residents in long-term care homes.

Screening Process

The City of Toronto has implemented online health screening. All staff, visitors and volunteers entering any City of Toronto long-term care home must use the: Screening Process

COVID-19 Protocols

Strict precautions have been taken in long-term care homes, including:

Visiting Requirements

As per Ministry guidelines Opens in new window:

Essential visitors and essential caregivers may visit even if the home is in outbreak.

An essential caregiver is someone who provides essential support for a resident such as feeding and activities of daily living, relational continuity and assistance with decision making, which permits the resident to maintain good health and well-being. There is no limit on the number of registered essential caregivers per resident.

All essential caregivers, must be registered with the Long-Term Care home. In addition they will:

  • pass active screening and testing (unless fully vaccinated) before entering resident home areas
  • receive added training on COVID-19, IPAC and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • be provided with a surgical mask to wear during visit
  • be provided with and wear additional PPE if required, depending on the condition of the resident they are visiting (for example, eye protection if a resident is on contact and droplet precautions)
  • be able to physically touch residents.

Indoor and outdoor visits have resumed:

  • there are no limits on the number of indoor or outdoor visitors per resident, however, with public health measures including physical distancing in place, we may need to limit larger groups
  • before planning a visit with more than 2 visitors, please check to ensure you can be safely accommodated
  • all visitors must wear a face covering (surgical mask provided for indoor visits) and pass active symptom and exposure screening before your visit.

Apply for Long-Term Care

To apply for placement in any long-term care home, please contact Home and Community Care Support Services.

City Operated Long-Term Care Homes

All City operated long-term care homes provide 24-hour resident-focused care and service including nursing and personal care, behavioural support programs, medical services, recreational programming, dietetics and food services, laundry, social work, spiritual and religious care, housekeeping, maintenance, trust and administrative services. Diverse and inclusive care and services, community outreach and extensive volunteer programs are available in every home. To learn more, watch the Commitment to Care video.

   Some of our homes offer specialized services, including:
  • language/cultural partnerships
  • short-stay respite beds
  • convalescent care programs
  • on-site adult day programs

Find out where these services are offered below.

Title Description
Bendale Acres

2920 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON M1P 2T8

Number of beds: 302

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Pavillon Omer Deslauriers, French
  • Ismaili

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Adult Day Program

More information

Carefree Lodge

306 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON M2N 4S5

Number of beds: 127

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Jewish
  • Korean

More information

Castleview Wychwood Towers

351 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G 3C3

Number of beds: 456

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Hispanic
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Korean
  • Portuguese

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Young Adult Care and Programs
  • Convalescent Care

More information

Cummer Lodge

205 Cummer Ave, Toronto, ON M2M 2E8

Number of beds: 391

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Cantonese
  • Farsi
  • Italian
  • Jewish
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Russian

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Adult Day Program
  • Behavioural Support Programs

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Fudger House

439 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1K6

Number of beds: 250

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Convalescent Care

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Kipling Acres

2233 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M9W 4L3

Number of beds: 337
Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Adult Day Program
  • Convalescent Care

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Lakeshore Lodge

3197 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M8V 3X5

Number of beds: 150

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Seven Oaks

9 Neilson Road, Toronto, ON M1E 5E1

Number of beds: 249

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Convalescent Care

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True Davidson Acres

200 Dawes Rd, Toronto, ON M4C 5M8

Number of beds: 187

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Ismaili

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Convalescent Care

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Wesburn Manor

400 The West Mall, Toronto, ON M9C 5S1

Number of beds: 192

Special language / cultural partnerships:

  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Additional services:

  • Short-Stay Respite Beds
  • Adult Day Program

More information