Mike Sullivan released his ideas for the Humber River Hospital Church Street campus on Friday. He says that the building should become a seniors’ long-term residence.
As the hospital moves to its new location, they had planned to sell the building and land to to the highest bidder. That plan hit a small bump when it was discovered that part of the site had been deeded by an old Weston family for hospital use only. While likely not a deal-breaker, the parcel of land is, reportedly, in the middle of the hospital, and undoing the deed will take time.
Using the land as a long-term care facility would, Sullivan says, “fit with the original intent of these lands, [and be] consistent with its original purpose”.
His press release also says that hospital to long-term care conversions have been done before in other cities.