TORONTO, September 24, 2017 /CNW/- The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre celebrates its official opening and rededication on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. after three years of infrastructure renewal.

The 60-year-old facility, which is located at 650 Church Street, underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit and renovation over the past three years. The renewal included an update to the fire and life safety systems, heating and air-conditioning, and other critical systems. The project was made possible through funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and The Salvation Army.

"I am thrilled that the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre is celebrating their return to their original location after three years of renovations and upgrades. Our government’s infrastructure investment in The Salvation Army’s 60-year-old facility will help them maintain their excellent health care services for individuals who require complex continuing care, rehabilitation or palliative care," said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Toronto Grace Health Centre has been a mainstay of healthcare excellence for decades and today provides exceptional and compassionate care for persons in need of complex continuing care, rehabilitation and palliative care services.

"Today we celebrate the opening and re-dedication of The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. The Toronto Grace is a valued and important contributor to the health care system and The Salvation Army thanks the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and our many partners and donors for making this day a reality," said Mary Ellen Eberlin, President and CEO.

About Toronto Grace Health Centre The Toronto Grace Health Centre is a 119-bed hospital located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. The Toronto Grace provides complex and specialized care and services to those individuals who require Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. The care and services provided through complex continuing care and rehabilitation programs facilitate patient flow through the health care system and enable individuals to return to their homes and communities. The Toronto Grace welcomes patients of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. Spiritual Care staff work closely with clergy of all religions to ensure spiritual support is available for patients.

About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and in 128 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.


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John McAlister National Director of Marketing and Communications The Salvation Army 416-452-5116