Casey House (Toronto)
The original Casey House on Huntley St.
|Location||119 Isabella St. Toronto, ON M4Y 1P2, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Funding||Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Private and Corporate Donations (Casey House Foundation)|
|Speciality||HIV AIDS specialty hospital|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Casey House is a hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that specializes in HIV/AIDS care and also provides home care and outreach programs. It is located in the downtown area, at the corner of Isabella and Huntley streets. When it was founded in 1988, it was the first specialized facility of its kind in Canada. It is named after Casey Frayne, whose mother June Callwood was one of the principal volunteers whose efforts brought about the founding of the hospital. 1 in 120 adult Torontonians is HIV-positive.
When Casey House opened in 1988, its founders expected that a cure for the disease would be found so that it would not be needed into the 21st century. Instead, HIV became more treatable but not curable, so that more care is needed and more can be provided. The building has been transformed from a hospice to a hospital.
In 2000, the hospital acquired the 1875 William R. Johnston house that fronts onto Jarvis Street, formerly nicknamed "the Grey Lady" by neighbourhood residents due to its grey paint (now removed). In 2015 renovation was begun on the existing mansion, to restore its heritage features and to build a new 58,000 square foot health care facility at the rear. The 1889 coach house at the southwest corner of Huntley and Isabella Streets was demolished to make way for the addition.
This redevelopment of the Casey House facility will enable the hospital to more than double its care capacity, including new programs better suited for the new approaches to care required for a more ambulatory and diverse population of people living longer with HIV.
Casey House will construct a new, award-winning  58,000 square foot health care centre designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects that will expand and improve upon its current capacity to provide advanced HIV/AIDS specialty health care services including the Inpatient Care Program, Home Care Program and Outreach Care Program.
The new site, slated to open in 2017, will also allow for the introduction of a new Day Health Program, which will provide one-stop care and treatment for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, from the time they are infected through to the need for end-of-life care.
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- "Who Was Casey?".
- "Facing the Future Together: An Innovative Response to the Urgent HIV/AIDS Crisis in Toronto" (PDF).
- "Rebuilding Lives: The Need for Expanded Services".
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