Golden Manor Home is owned and operated by the City of Timmins. It is one of many long-term care facilities in Ontario undergoing redevelopment to meet current provincial standards. The new home is situated on vacant land just north of its predecessor. Together with the existing home, the neighbouring affordable housing complex and the proposed civic part, it creates a critical new campus of care for seniors within the community that supports aging in place.

The building accommodates 192 beds across six Resident Home Areas (‘RHA’). The plan makes efficient use of the constrained site, leaving room for a possible future expansion. RHAs are arranged in two separate wings and stacked three storeys high. The wings are U-shaped, each one enfolding a landscaped courtyard that helps draws natural light deep into the interior. Within each wing, the traditional 32-bed structure on each floor is broken down into smaller 16-bed clusters each with their own dining and lounge area for easy resident access and a more residential feel. These shared living spaces open onto a secure outdoor terrace overlooking the courtyard. Together with the courtyard, they make up the social heart of the home.

The two buildings wings are joined by way of a central pavilion. The pavilion and its adjoining outdoor spaces recognize Timmins’s mining heritage and are sensitive to the cultures and traditions of the local francophone and indigenous communities they will serve. Besides the main building entrance and general reception, the pavilion contains a shared lounge, hobby kitchen, family space, large auditorium and dedicated Indigenous Centre. It also houses the home’s administrative spaces, central service and storage spaces, a series of clinical exam rooms, rehabilitation gym, a multi-faith worship space, classroom, and hair salon. Outdoor spaces include a generous front porch, children’s play area, new community garden, and indigenous ceremony space, all working to enliven the building perimeter.

Golden Manor is targeting occupancy in 2025.



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Project Type:

Long Term Care

Building Size:

136,695 sq.ft.

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