One of the few homes of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area
Nestled in a quiet area of western Toronto, the Harold & Grace Baker Centre is a Seniors Retirement Community which offers assisted living in 92 private suites on four floors and 120 licensed long-term care beds in two separate single-story wings.
The Baker Centre is distinctive in that it is both a Retirement Residence and a Long-Term Care Home. Residents can be assured that, as their care needs change, the Baker Centre can seamlessly support the transition through a wide range of service and care programs.
Opened in 1984, the Baker Centre is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The staff are employees of the Baker Centre and are professionally managed by Extendicare Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of seniors’ accommodation, care and services. As a not-for-profit corporation, the Baker Centre offers its residents quality care at affordable rates.
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A Retirement Residence (sometimes called a senior home) and a Long-Term Care Home (sometimes called a nursing home) are both places where communities of seniors live. A retirement residence is for seniors seeking an independent lifestyle with some level of personal care and support. A long-term care home is for seniors who require round-the-clock supervision and nursing care. Long-term care homes are subsidized by the provincial government and admission to a long-term care home requires a referral by a physician or government agency.
Official regulatory requirements and standards
The Harold & Grace Baker Centre Retirement Residence is licensed by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA), an arm’s length regulatory authority created by the Province of Ontario under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (Act). The RHRA is responsible for licensing and inspecting retirement homes as well as overseeing compliance and enforcing the Act for the protection of residents.
The Retirement Residence also meets the comprehensive set of operating standards set by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). Established in 1977, ORCA is a non-profit, voluntary professional association that represents more than 420 retirement residences province-wide. ORCA sets professional operating standards, inspects and accredits Ontario-based retirement residences.
The Harold & Grace Baker Centre Long-Term Care Home meets the international standards of excellence set by CARF International, an accrediting agency recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
Our clearly defined values and shared vision are reflected in our professional operating culture
The mission of the Baker Centre is to provide high quality, contemporary, client-centered services in a home-like environment to a multi-cultural community.
Our success is enhanced through close cooperation and collaboration with residents, their families, volunteers, the Baker Centre Health Care Foundation, community organizations and other stakeholders.
- Care and compassion – we treat each resident with empathy, sensitivity and consideration of their unique needs.
- Respect – relationships within and external to the Baker Centre are characterized by mutual respect, fairness, integrity, loyalty and cooperation.
- Accountability – we accept responsibility for our actions and are committed to maintaining the skills required for current and anticipated job requirements.
- Innovation – we are always open to new ideas to improve the delivery of care and the adoption of improved techniques and methods of operation.
Booking a tour of the Baker Centre is easy. Let us know how to reach you by completing our Book a Tour form and we will get back to you to arrange a visit.
The Baker Centre is always looking for more volunteers. If you have a passion for spending time with the elderly and can contribute some time to our home, we’d love to speak with you about possible opportunities.
All volunteer candidates are required to complete a comprehensive application. More details will be provided if a suitable opportunity is found.
If you would like to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please let us know how to reach you by completing our simple volunteer callback request form and we will get back to you to discuss next steps.
Donations can be made online, by mail, and over the phone. Details are provided on the page titled “How to Make a Donation”.