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Wellesley Central Place

Toronto, Ontario

The Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place is a 100,000 square foot long-term care home for 150 residents, located in the downtown core. It welcomes both senior citizens and individuals who have suffered a traumatic injury or illness.

The design respects the dignity and individuality of residents in response to The Rekai Centre's 's vision to “champion living fully for our residents." In plan, it resembles a small village, with a town square, main street, internal neighbourhoods and outdoor courtyards. A green roof and the outdoor courtyards provide a tranquil retreat for residents and staff.

Wellesley Central Place respects the scale and character of the surrounding community while presenting a welcoming face to the street. Humanistic elements include warm materials, louvred sun protection and preserved architectural elements from the original property.