Providence Healthcare Centre, Scarborough, Ontario (1995-2000)
Part of:
  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)
  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (architectural firm)
  • Montgomery & Sisam Architects (architectural firm)

Providence Healthcare Centre, Scarborough, Ontario (1995-2000)

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Extent and medium:
  • 1,522 drawings (including reprographic copies and printouts)
    5 paintings
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Providence Healthcare Centre in Scarborough, Ontario from 1995-2000. The office identified the project number as 9504.

This project, headed by Marianne McKenna in joint-venture with Montgomery and Sisam Architects, consisted of a long-term care facility on the Healthcare Centre campus located at the corner of St. Clair East and Warden Avenues. The facility diverged from the traditional institutional model to house 288 residents in a more residential setting. Bay windows, porches and chimneys were borrowed from residential architecture to contribute to this effect. The "houses," accommodating 18 residents each, were four-storeys high and arranged in two L-shaped wings with landscaped gardens in their interior courtyards. A double-height Great Hall joined the two volumes at the building's centre, which was built to house a variety of social and recreational activities for the residents. A chapel, hair salon, café and general store were also included. The project was also known as the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence.

The project is recorded through drawings and presentation watercolour paintings dating from 1995-1999. The drawings are mostly originals and include a large number of sketches along with presentation renderings, plans, elevations, sections, perspectives and details.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some were arranged by material type.

Scarborough Ontario Canada


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