Category: Campus


Baycrest is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young…

“At Baycrest, we engage the next generation of employees through tuition assistance programs, volunteer, co-op and internship opportunities, connections to global training networks, and the opportunity to work on world-renowned research and innovation projects, all of which help to set the organization apart from other Canadian employers.”

  • Joni Kent, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer

Baycrest was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in January 2017. The designation is awarded to employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs to attract and retain young people starting their careers. Winners are determined by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.


The coming wave: anticipating care needs for older adults

“A demographic shift has begun and the work of Baycrest Health Sciences is needed more than ever. For the first time in Canada’s history, more people are 65-and-over than 14-and-under.

“We are ready. Thanks to the generous support of our patron, Goldie Feldman, Baycrest is developing a Master Program and a Master Facilities Plan to chart our future and long-term strategy for services on our 23-acre campus. This will allow Baycrest to continue to lead the way in transforming the experience of aging through innovations in brain health, wellness promotion and approaches to care that enrich the lives of older adults.”

                                     -Dr. William Reichman, President & CEO, Baycrest Health Sciences


Seniors thrive in adult day programs

The Freeman Family Day Centre has moved into a bright new space in the Wagman Centre at Baycrest. The day centre provides older adults who live in their own homes with an opportunity to get out of the house, socialize and enjoy a variety of activities, as well as proximity to the full spectrum of programming at the community centre.

Thank you to the Freeman Family for their generous support.

The location also serves Café Europa, a social club for Holocaust survivors that meets three Fridays a month. Baycrest is grateful to the Azrieli Foundation for supporting Café Europa.


CC-ABHI: innovation at the heart of Baycrest

“From our home base at Baycrest, CC-ABHI has already launched numerous programs that help clinicians, caregivers and others in the seniors care sector work together to design, test and validate innovative products and services. Being located at Baycrest is a win-win – the research and clinical expertise close at hand is remarkable, and we are grateful for the older adult population that is on site and so willing to offer their ideas and input.”

                                           -Ron Riesenbach, Managing Director, CC-ABHI

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) recently moved into new space in the Posluns Building at Baycrest equipped with meeting rooms and a lounge where project managers and researchers can interact with older adults to find innovative solutions to improve brain health and aging.


Leading-edge dental care for older adults

“We’ve done a tremendous amount of research to determine the best way to build a geriatric dental centre that will meet the needs of patients today and well into the future.  Giving back to the community is at the heart of everything we do at Alpha Omega. Supporting Baycrest is a natural fit for our organization.”

                                -Dr. Steven Millman, president of the Alpha Omega Toronto Chapter

Thanks to the Alpha Omega fraternity, which raised $1 million, the new Alpha Omega Dental Centre at Baycrest will provide comprehensive services tailored to older adults, including those who are cognitively impaired, medically complex, frail or physically disabled. The clinic will have four large private operatories, two wheelchair lifts, a lab, diagnostic imaging room and stretcher access. It will be able to treat close to 1,500 patients each year.

The state-of-the-art centre for evidence-based geriatric dentistry will be a leading training centre affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.


State-of-the-art portal to world-class research, care

“A modern new entryway to the Kimel Family Building improves access to outpatient clinics, the Samuel Lunenfeld Mountainview Club and the Rotman Research Institute. It is the finishing touch to a series of renovations generously funded by the Kimel Family. The spacious foyer includes seating areas, digital signage to guide visitors, a state-of-the-art light control system to reduce energy costs,  and generous space between two sets of sliding doors to improve temperature control when it’s hot or cold outside.”

                            -Ron Saporta, Executive Director, Redevelopment & Support Services


High-tech fitness centre sparks motivation

The Wagman Centre at Baycrest has a new café and a new gym equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that was purchased with funds raised by the Barrie 2 Baycrest ride. The spacious workout room is supervised and has training equipment geared to the needs of older adults.

The Wagman Centre offers a wide range of physical fitness activities, including swimming, dance movement therapy, yoga, stretch and strength classes and much more. Call 416-785-2500 ext. 2267 or email Colin Blayney at

The community centre adjoins the Terraces Retirement Residence, which is getting a makeover as well. A $30-million investment will revitalize residential floors in the 41-year-old Terraces building, as well as the dining room, health centre and entryway. Three floors will be for memory care and assisted living.

Learn more about active living at The Terraces.



Nourishing success in a caring environment

More salad bar offerings and special combo meals were part of a menu makeover at the Baycrest cafeteria last year. Thanks to generous donors, the serving and seating areas will undergo a major renovation as well. After the construction is completed, we plan to introduce new programs such as custom-made sandwiches and cooking demonstrations, breakfast specials, an improved salad bar and a take-out home meal program.”

                                  -Gina Carvalho, Director, Food & Nutrition Services

Renovations to the Baycrest cafeteria will improve the dining area and kitchen equipment needed to provide nutritious kosher meals to patients, residents, staff and visitors. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors, Norman and Lillian Glowinsky, John and Susan Rothschild, Marvin (z”l) and Sybil Rothschild, Paul and Lisa Rosen and the Leroy Foundation.


Province provides boost for infrastructure upgrades

MPP Mike Colle, left, with Baycrest resident Martin Friedman, announced Ontario government funding to improve infrastructure at Baycrest.

“The Province of Ontario investment in updating Baycrest’s infrastructure ensures patients and medical providers and support staff can be at their best when providing medical care.”

                                                      -Mike Colle, MPP for Eglinton-Lawrence, February 2017

The Ontario government announced $9.06 million to upgrade vital infrastructure at Baycrest. The hospital will spend another $795,400 for these projects, which include replacing the high voltage distribution and emergency power generation systems. The work will improve Baycrest Hospital, Ben and Hilda Katz Building, as well as the Apotex Centre, the Kimel Family Building and the Posluns Building.