Fairvern Long-Term Care Home Bringing 160 Much-Needed Beds To Ontario


Construction is underway at Fairvern, a long-term care home being redeveloped in Huntsville. This is part of the Ontario government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Congratulations to The District Municipality of Muskoka on their ground-breaking for a brand-new home. Our government is fixing long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today’s ground-breaking is a significant milestone for Fairvern and the Muskoka region. When building is completed, 160 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

Once construction is completed, the new Fairvern home will be operated by The District Municipality of Muskoka and is expected to welcome its first residents in fall 2025. The home will provide 84 new and 76 upgraded beds in private, semi-private and basic rooms, for a total of 160 modern long-term care beds in Huntsville. The brand-new building will feature design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. The design is centred around ‘resident home areas’ to create more intimate and familiar living spaces for up to 27 residents, with dining and activity areas, lounges and bedrooms.

Once built, Fairvern proposes to offer specialized health care services while meeting other long-term care needs of the community. This upgraded home will help Ontario address the growing demand for long-term care, which has increased wait times for beds and contributed to hallway health care.

The government is fixing long-term care to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve, both now and in the future. The plan is built on four pillars: staffing and care; quality and enforcement; building modern, safe and comfortable homes; and connecting seniors with faster, more convenient access to the services they need.


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