Apotex Centre at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care


Toronto, Ontario

Client : Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Toronto Construction Association
Best of the Best Award, 2003

Stelco Ontario Steel Design Awards
Award of Design Excellence, 2003

Ontario Association of Architects
Award of Design Excellence, 2004

Designed as a result of an extensive consultative process, the master plan was developed over a six month period, involving over 30 stakeholder groups. Located in the centre of the Baycrest Campus, this 472-unit residence offers long-term care to an aging population. Representing state-of-the-art thinking in design for the elderly, this building reflects an extensive knowledge of the daily operation of Seniors' Residences. The development of 'Living Units' centered around outdoor courtyards creates a residential atmosphere in which the resident can enjoy the amenities of home coupled with the conveniences of a shared facility. Programmatic relationships establish both intimacy as well as the efficiencies of large scale developments. Home units contain 12 residential suites, dining and living rooms. Common facilities include a lobby, meeting areas, dining rooms, library, art galleries, crafts, games, music, exercise rooms, worship areas and greenhouses. Construction of this award-winning seven-storey residential facility was completed within 0.5% of the construction budget in the Spring of 2000.

Joint Venture with Diamond and Schmitt Architects

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