Sisters of St. Joseph

Toronto, Ontario

Project Description

This home for the Sisters is a 65-bed motherhouse complete with a chapel. The 96,000 sq. ft facility is a four-storey low-rise curvilinear building located between a ravine edge and a landscaped open space within an East York residential neighbourhood at the intersection of Broadview Avenue and O’Connor Drive, on the edge of the Don Valley in Toronto.

Designed by Shim Sutcliffe Architects, Crossey Engineering provided electrical and mechanical design services for the environmentally conscious building. Special features include Geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and barrels for rainwater collection.

With an approximate construction cost of $38 million, the Sisters’ new home contains 65 residential suites for the Sisters, shared dining facilities, lobby and activity spaces, a chapel and support spaces.  The facility includes thirty assisted living units and thirty-five private hospital units which provide rehabilitation, convalescent and palliative care.  The ground floor of the Taylor House contains multi-purpose rooms for meetings, gatherings and social activities, and three ensuite guest rooms for visitors are located on the second floor.




Shim Sutcliffe Architects


Eastern Construction


2014 Top Honours in the buildings category at the 40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
2014 Governor General's Medals in Architecture - Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
2013 Toronto Construction Association (TCA) "Best of the Best Awards" Project Achievement - Medium Project Category

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