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Ceremony officially breaks ground on Simcoe Village Campus Redevelopment

May 12, 2022   ·   0 Comments

County and local dignitaries, along with area partners, gathered for the official ground breaking of the Simcoe Village Campus redevelopment in Beeton on Wednesday, May 4.

On the actual construction site, work has already started with crews removing trees and levelling the ground.

The project is expected to provide 160 long-term care beds and more than 180 seniors housing units and homes.

The range of housing aligns with the innovative continuum of living and care approach, allowing residents to live on one campus as their care needs evolve and change.

The 20.6 acre property is directly adjacent to the current Simcoe Manor. The property was purchased in April 2020 with plans to develop a nearly 500,000 square foot campus, including a wide range of amenities geared towards seniors.

The services offered at the facility are expected to include health and medical services, a pharmacy, dental, dining, retail, salon, an exercise area and outdoor recreational options.

The total cost of the new development is estimated to be around $177 million.

The Campus will replicate the highly successful Georgian Village Campus model in the Town of Penetanguishene.

“Today is an extremely exciting and important day. With an aging population, and heightened focus on long-term care and seniors’ services, County Council is committed to ensuring we have the very best care and living opportunities for our seniors and those in need,” said Simcoe County Warden George Cornell. “We thank the Province for their support and the Township of New Tecumseth for working with us to redevelop Simcoe Manor right next to where the home has resided for over 120 years in Beeton.”

The campus model is designed to allow residents to age in place while providing the services and amenities they require.

“The new Simcoe Village Campus will allow seniors to age in place while they receive supports and services geared directly to them and their changing needs,” said Jane Sinclair, General Manager of Health and Emergency Services for Simcoe County. “From our work at Georgian Village, we know that the campus model is extremely successful. I’m so thrilled for our staff working at Simcoe Manor, our residents, their families, and future Simcoe Village Campus residents who will benefit from this important undertaking for generations to come.”

Dignitaries, Simcoe Manor residents, and local citizens arrived for the ground breaking to ceremonially start the construction of the new campus.

The Simcoe Village Campus is anticipated to open in 2024-2025.

By Brian Lockhart



         


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