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I was proud to have participated with the Premier of Ontario in the cutting of the ribbon to officially open the new Casey House AIDS Hospital in Toronto.  As the lead donor to this $52 million project, it gives me great pride to see the completion of this fantastic new building that will provide state-of-the-art medical servicing to the community.

We started this new project back in 2002 with the purchase of the historic mansion on the south-east corner of Isabel and Jarvis Streets in Toronto.  It has been a long fifteen years to see the project to completion, but the efforts of many individuals paid off this week with the grand opening.  The new Casey House is a 52,000 square foot facility that serves over 600 day clients and 16 in-house patients.   Casey House is Canada’s first and only stand-alone hospital for people with HIV/AIDS.

On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony was Premier Kathleen Wynne, Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, Mayor John Tory, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Casey House CEO Joanne Simons, Campaign Chair Jaime Watt, and many others.  You can read more about Casey House Hospital here.