WE’RE LOSING AN 1889 COACH HOUSE, BUT GAINING A 50,000 SQ. FT. HIV/AIDS HEALTH CARE FACILITY

CASEY6 CASEY HOUSE, corner of Huntley and Isabella Streets, was the first institution specializing in HIV/AIDS care in Canada. Founded in 1988, the hospital is named after Casey Frayne (who died young in a motorcycle accident).

CASEY4His mother, the late journalist June Callwood, recognized a serious need and worked tirelessly to get Casey House off the ground.

CASEY5To better cope with this ongoing disease, Casey House is now in the process of building a new, award-winning, health care centre. Scheduled to open in 2016, the centre will allow a doubling of its care capacity, and the introduction of a new Day Health Program, providing one-stop care and treatment from first infection to end-of-life care.

CASEY2CASEY7Unfortunately there isn’t enough room on the property for this beautiful old coach house <PHOTOS ABOVE>.  It’s being demolished.  Fortunately the 1875 William R. Johnston mansion <PHOTO BELOW> fronting on Jarvis Street is being restored, and will be folded into the new hospital centre.

CASEY3CASEY8<GROUNDBREAKING for the new hospital, Monday, March 30/2015>

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2 thoughts on “WE’RE LOSING AN 1889 COACH HOUSE, BUT GAINING A 50,000 SQ. FT. HIV/AIDS HEALTH CARE FACILITY

  1. I was born, raised, and worked in that 1889 coach house for over 30 years and the late June Callwood would be ashamed that at least part of this historic building could not be saved and incorporated into the expansion plans. Casey house is a wonderful organization and does great work, but this is not in keeping with their message of hope and caring. Greg Yaneff, Yaneff International Fine Art,

  2. Greg, I too wish it had been saved. I pass it almost every day and will miss it when it’s gone. DAVE

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