Multi-cultural, modern, long-term care


The realization of a community's dream took many years to develop. Villa Marconi began with a group of citizens who understood the community's concern for the needs and well-being of its seniors. This group formed the original Board of Directors who, on behalf of the community, applied to the Ontario Ministry of Health for a Nursing Home License, receiving approval in 1990. Over the following five years, this group focused on consolidating community support, raising funds, and securing a suitable property for this important project.

In 1995, the old Convent of the Holy Cross was purchased, plans were drawn and renovations begun. Many exceptional volunteers from the community donated funds, time and expertise to transform this vision into a reality. In May 1999, Villa Marconi began operation of a Long Term Care Facility with 60 beds. An additional 65 beds were added in 2001 with construction of a new wing and within the same year, the opening of the new Marconi Centre.

Today, the community's vision for Villa Marconi continues to grow. It is a beloved home to 128 residents, a vibrant cultural centre and the heart of the Canadian-Italian community.