TORONTO — Toronto-based Magellan Community Charities has broken ground on a new long-term care home to serve the Canadian-Portuguese community.
The Magellan Centre at 640 Lansdowne Ave. in Toronto will feature 256 long-term care beds, 57 affordable housing units and five retail units, providing paramedical and ancillary services for the residents.
Services at the Magellan Centre will be delivered in both English and Portuguese.
Corebuild is the general contractor on the project.
“We are embarking on a transformative journey with the Magellan Centre, a space designed to foster unity, compassion and growth within the Portuguese community. This groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of an exciting new chapter, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact this hub will bring to the lives of individuals and families,” stated Manuel DaCosta, board chair of Magellan Community Charities, in a release.