OMNI to build 192-bed long-term care home in updated Frost Manor building on new site

By Roderick Benns

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The Ontario government is adding 73 new and 247 upgraded long-term care beds to modernize and expand two long-term care homes in Cannington and Kawartha Lakes.

This includes a new 192-bed home in Lindsay for OMNI’s Frost Manor, a site that has yet to be picked according to Patrick McCarthy, president of OMNI Health Care. (Currently Frost Manor has 62 beds.)

According to a government media release, this is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When these two homes in Cannington and the City of Kawartha Lakes are completed, 320 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

The projects are:

  • Bon-Air Long-Term Care Residence in Cannington, which will add 73 new and 55 upgraded beds in a new building for the existing home
  • OMNI – City of Kawartha Lakes, which will add 192 upgraded beds in a new building.

The homes will address the residents’ needs by providing proposed services such as specialized behavioural support, palliative care, or partnerships within the health and education sector. Construction for these projects is expected to start between Fall 2023 and Winter 2024.

A project already underway includes 96 new beds at Extendicare in Lindsay.


  1. Maud says:

    Hopefully these new homes/beds are operated on a not for profit model and not in private hands.

  2. Wayne Medford says:

    Once again, this is consistent with the Ford governments philosophy and policy implementation, give public money to private companies. The most needy are marginalized and in most cases ignored. CKL desperately needs affordable housing and long term care facilities and services for the homeless and elderly.
    Remember when Laurie Scott stopped the Basic Income PILOT PROJECT because it was ‘unsustainable’ at $23 million/year?

  3. Guy Skipworth says:

    What is an upgraded bed? Are these new spaces?

  4. Avatar photo Roderick Benns says:

    Frost Manor currently has 62 beds, so 130 new beds will be added to the new facility.

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