The Toronto LRT Plan is an $8.4 billion investment by the Government of Ontario, and includes The Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Finch West LRT and Sheppard East LRT.
BUSINESS FEATURE OF THE WEEK: FINNISH-CANADIAN SENIORS CENTRE
795 Eglinton Avenue East, 416-425-4134, email@example.com
The Suomi Koti Toronto Finnish-Canadian Seniors Centre is a residential and nursing home facility that has 88 self-contained bachelor, one, two or three bedroom apartments available to seniors on a life-lease or on a rental basis.
The ground floor of the building is comprised of commercial space that includes a medical and dental clinic, a pharmacy, and a hairdresser.
Facilities include an auditorium, cafeteria, workshop, exercise area, library, saunas, a swimming pool and a whirlpool.
Services include banking, foot care services, liaison with community groups and agencies, masseuse services, and friendly visiting for the frail and isolated elderly.
“We have many activities, including aquatics, billiards, bingo, fitness classes, woodwork and video nights.” explains Juha Mynttinen, the administrator at the Centre. “Everyone is welcome; however, all our programs are in Finnish and the cuisine is Finnish. We do have a couple of tenants who do not speak Finnish and they seem to be enjoying the experience very much.”
In the heart of Leaside, the Centre has been serving the community since 1982.
“Our waitlist is extremely long,” says Juha. “If we were to empty the whole Centre today, by tomorrow we’d be completely full again.”
Volunteers who are interested in working with seniors for a variety of activities are always welcome. Please contact the Elderly Persons Centre Co-ordinator at 416-425-4134.
Frequenting local businesses – particularly during construction – is something the whole community should support! The Eglinton corridor offers a rich array of shops, restaurants and things to see and do.
Learn more about your Eglinton Business Improvement Areas:
- Mount Pleasant Village
- The Eglinton Way
- Upper Village
- Uptown Yonge
- York Eglinton - See the York-Eglinton profile!
- Fairbank Village
- The Eglinton Hill
- Mount Dennis
Throughout the duration of the project, the map below will be updated with specials and promotions taking place along Eglinton Avenue. So, please check back often and be sure to support your local businesses throughout construction.