The Houses of Providence, built on the Providence Healthcare Centre campus, provides a setting for care and support of 288 residents. Its design challenges the medical model for long-term care by positing a resident- centred approach based on providing small “houses” within a larger facility. The residents are divided among 16 houses – each floor containing four houses accommodating 18 residents each.  The kitchen, dining and living spaces represent the public areas of each house, while the resident rooms and spa are located in more private areas. Resident rooms have deep bay windows that create a room within a room – an adaptable area for reading, writing or quiet contemplation. The houses share activity and outdoor space on each of the upper floors and secure garden areas.

Being part of a larger community, the houses have access to facilities such as, the chapel, café, beauty salon/barber shop, and a general store. In addition, the heart of the community is the Great Room, a generous space where a range of social and recreational activities take place.

Montgomery Sisam in joint venture with KPMB Architects.


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Project Type:

Long Term Care

Building Size:

220,000 sq. ft.

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