|CLIENT:||Casey House Hospice (Infrastructure Ontario)|
|CONSULTANT:||Hariri Pontarini Architects|
|Project SIZE:||1,133 sq. m. restoration|
4,254 sq. m. addition
The Casey House Redevelopment project is a four-storey addition to a heritage-designated Victorian mansion on Jarvis St. in Toronto. The new building will be a specialized healthcare facility for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
The heritage portion of the project involves extensive restoration of both the interior and exterior of a mansion built in 1875. The addition will bring much needed space and modernized amenities to the facility.
The project features a fully-glazed inner courtyard acting as a hub to the new addition and provides views from each of the upper floor patient rooms. It incorporates several sustainable design features: high-efficiency tinted glass for privacy and minimizes heat gain; the courtyard and a roof garden; operable windows and rain-water cisterns minimize resource consumption; and reclaimed brick and other materials are being used. New spaces in this health care facility include rooms for patient and palliative care, physical and cognitive therapy, dining, lounge and administrative functions.
When completed, the new facility will service 200 registered clients with 14 new inpatient rooms.