We are excited to announce that Montgomery Sisam Architects have been selected to lead the design and construction of Carefree Lodge, a new net-zero carbon emissions long-term care home for the City of Toronto. Located at the intersection of Finch Avenue East and Brimley Road in Scarborough, the new facility will contain a total of 365 beds and will also feature a roughly 2,500-square-foot Adult Day Program and a 5,000-square-foot EMS Satellite Post. The new building will replace the existing 127-bed facility on the property.
The ambitious project will meet Toronto Green Standard Version 4, which requires all municipal developments over 100 square metres in GFA to be net-zero. Carefree Lodge also embodies the City’s goals of consolidating critical and complementary services together to optimize the use of its land. In this way, the project will not only provide much-needed long-term care spaces for Toronto but will also set a precedent for responsible and sustainable healthcare development.
Carefree Lodge is envisioned to be a healthy, home-like space that aligns with new and emerging best practices in eldercare design, providing its residents with a comfortable, dignified, and pleasant place to call home. The facility will also meet the functional and operational needs of the organization, including a robust response to infection prevention and control. The noteworthy project is targeting occupancy in 2026.