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Baycrest Health Sciences

Baycrest Health Sciences is a research and teaching hospital for the elderly in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Baycrest was originally founded in 1918 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home in a semi-detached Victorian house at 29 Cecil Street in Downtown Toronto.[1] It expanded to neighbouring homes from the 1920s to 1930s.[1] While Baycrest serves all elderly persons, it was founded by and for the Jewish community of Toronto and thus caters specifically to the needs of Jewish elderly persons, including Holocaust survivors. Baycrest's facilities include a full-service hospital, the "Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged" long-term care home, the "Terraces of Baycrest Retirement Residence", and the "Reuben Cipin Healthy Living Community".

Baycrest Health Sciences
Baycrest Logo.svg
Geography
Location3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6A 2E1
Organisation
Care systemMedicare
Hospital typeSpecialist
Affiliated universityUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentNo
Beds472 nursing home
300 continuing & acute care
SpecialityGeriatric Medicine
History
Founded1918
Links
Websitewww.baycrest.org

HistoryEdit

Slova Greenberg, president of the Ezras Noshem Society, identified the need to provide health care for elderly Jewish people in Toronto in 1913. The "Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home" opened at 29 Cecil Street, Toronto in 1918.[1] The original location on Cecil street was demolished in 1954 and is now home to the United Steelworkers Larry Sefton Hall (c. 1972 at 25 Cecil Street) and Toronto Labour Lyceum (c. 1971 33 Cecil Street).[2]

In 1954, the new "Jewish Home for the Aged" moved to Bathurst Street. It expanded to a new building in 1968 at Baycrest's present location at 3560 Bathurst Street in North York.[3] The entire Bathurst Street complex became known collectively as Baycrest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Baycrest Overview—Our History". Baycrest Centre. Baycrest Health Sciences. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ Mitanis, Marcus. "Heritage Toronto Honours Cecil Street with Commemorative Plaque". Urban Toronto. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ "History". Baycrest. Retrieved 4 November 2017.

Coordinates: 43°43′48″N 79°25′59″W / 43.730°N 79.433°W / 43.730; -79.433