Living with HIV/AIDS can be incredibly challenging. It means dealing with the stigma and fear that still exists around the virus. Since opening in 1988, Casey House has provided both quality care and compassion that has improved the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS. As City Councillor, I proudly directed section 37 funds to Casey House to help build a new state-of-the-art facility to provide specialty hospital and home care services, as well as vital community programs, for people living with advanced HIV/AIDS.
The building was built in 1875 and was one of the original mansions on Jarvis Street and Casey House opened their beautiful new location in 2017. In addition to new facilities for its clients, the funds helped restore both the interior and exterior of the mansion. The upgrades also have allowed new meeting rooms and spaces that have been made available to the local community.