The new Seniors Health and Wellness Village (SHWV) is a highly ambitious redevelopment project that strives to exceed provincial design standards for long-term care. Set to open in 2022, it will be the first purpose-built long-term care home in Ontario inspired by the Butterfly Model.

The ground level is exclusively dedicated to community-based services, including a large community hall, multi-faith centre, multi-purpose room, demo-kitchen, café / tuck shop, resource centre, therapy suite, pharmacy, physician’s workspace and a new, 90-person adult day centre complete with dining area, activity rooms, bathing facilities and respite suites. Building massing has been jogged to create a more playful exchange between indoor and outdoor spaces and create four distinct outdoor courtyards, one each off the drop-off, community hall, adult day centre dining room and support services.

Levels 2 through 4 are dedicated to long-term care. In keeping with butterfly principles, each floor accommodates two RHA’s of 30 people designed to be apportioned into smaller, more intimate 15-bed households. Each household is fitted with its own homestyle kitchen that allow residents to be more involved in the preparation of their meals. Innovative semi-conditioned indoor-outdoor spaces not only bring natural light deep into each floorplate but support free movement and less structured activities for residents year-round. A series of Montessori touch down stations offer sensory stimulation and important opportunities for interaction and a select palette of bright colours bring visual interest and vibrancy into the home.

Upon substantial completion, the existing Peel Manor will be demolished and a substantial new municipal park will be built in its place. The adjacency between the community hall, community courtyard and public park will serve large-scale, outdoor events.


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Project Type:

Long Term Care

Building Size:

262.000 sq. ft.

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