The funds will be directed to the renovation of the health centre located at 650 Church Street.
This generous donation has been awarded as a challenge grant in order to enable The Grace to encourage additional support. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will match $1 million of donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
“Our family is delighted to be supporting the renovation of The Grace, a centre well-known for providing exceptional patient care to the community.” said Garfield Mitchell, Director of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. “It is our hope that this donation will inspire others to lend support to the Salvation Army as they update this important facility.”
“This grant will allow us to continue to serve our community in the heart of the city in our updated facility,” saidMarilyn Rook, President and CEO of The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. “The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has a long and distinguished history of supporting The Salvation Army and The Grace is grateful for this gift.”
The 24-month renovation process to the Toronto Grace Health Centre will build upon The Salvation Army’s commitment to provide transformational and compassionate care to individuals in need of complex continuing care, rehabilitation and palliative care services. Renovations to the Toronto Grace Health Centre will modernize the 60-year-old building’s infrastructure and improve the ability of staff to provide specialized care. Renovations include an update to heating and air-conditioning systems, fire and life safety and other critical systems.