University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, 1977
University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Architecture, 1984

Professional Affiliations

Fellow: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Member: Ontario Association of Architects
Member: Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Member: Nova Scotia Association of Architects
Member: LEED Accredited Professional
Member: Toronto Society of Architects
Member: Ontario Building Envelope Council
Director: Toronto Construction Association
Chairman, Allied Professions Committee: Toronto Construction Association

Major Projects

45 Mann Avenue Student Residence
Alderwood Rest Home
Amica Balmoral Club
Amica Islington Village
Amica Windsor Retirement Home
Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence
Corner Brook Long Term Care
George Street Revitalization
Kipling Acres Long Term Care
Norview Lodge
Peel Manor Senior’s Health and Wellness Village
Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
The Printing Factory Lofts
University of Toronto Exam Centre
West Park Healthcare Centre

Belmont House Long Term Care Home and Seniors Residence
Colville Long Term Care Facility 
Fairvern Long-Term Care
Malton Village
Maplewood Long Term Care Facility
Summerset Home
Tidalview Manor
Tideview Terrace
Trinity Village Care Centre
Unionville Home Society

Ed Applebaum


Principal Emeritus

With over 30 years’ industry experience, Ed is a leader in the design of modern, best practice seniors’ living, supportive housing, and long term care facilities across Canada. A Principal of Montgomery Sisam Architects since 1999, Ed has shaped the firm’s innovative response to the technical and functional requirements of these environments by developing vibrant, progressive designs that exceed conventional standards, build community, and better the lives of all building residents. 

Ed has collaborated extensively with the not-for-profit sector on many exemplary projects in health and long-term care, including Providence Healthcare, West Park Healthcare Centre, Kipling Acres and the George Street Revitalization. This work is complemented by his engagement with various private sector operators including Amica Mature Lifestyles and Baybridge Senior Living, developing state-of-the-art retirement homes and assisted living facilities. Ed is committed to delivering a seamless continuum of elder care that responds to and evolves with the latest industry research and best practice including memory care, biophilic design, Lean design and the Eden Alternative. These projects seek to set new urban design and programmatic benchmarks for integration within the fabric of their respective communities.

With this extensive knowledge and rich body of work, Ed has been invited to participate in critical conversations surrounding best practice, research and innovation in care. He has collaborated with both the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors, the Ontario Long Term Care Association as well as key CSA committees to develop and define critical industry standards for long term care.

As a LEED Accredited Professional and active member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council, Ed prioritizes sustainable design in all his projects. With his continuing leadership as a board director of the Toronto Construction Association, Ed maintains close links with industry leaders to stay abreast of emerging trends and developments in both the local and national construction markets.