Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home is owned and operated by the Labdara Foundation - a non-profit charity registered August 2, 1977 in the Province of Ontario. Labdara is a 90-bed long-term care home for seniors located in the West End of Toronto, Ontario, with a focus on caring for seniors of Lithuanian descent.
On June 25th, 2002, Labdara, the only Lithuanian Long-Term Care Nursing Home in Canada, opened its doors to receive its first residents. To this day, we continue to proudly serve our residents, and are pleased that Labdara is considered one of the best-rated Nursing Homes in the City of Toronto!
Labdara offers its residents a setting of familiarity with Lithuanian language, culture, customs, celebrations, food and worship. Constructed with community support spearheaded by the Lithuanian Community Association of Toronto (LCAT), and operated by the Labdara Foundation, it continues to faithfully serve the needs of the aging Lithuanian community. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents and meeting the demands of a growing senior population with care and compassion.
Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home shall provide a nurturing home that meets the physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs of its residents.
Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home shall...
provide the highest quality care, encompassing the dignity, respect and rights of those in residence.
plan and deliver care cooperatively with its staff, residents, family members, and government bodies.
foster a living environment in which Lithuanian customs, traditions and language are preserved and encouraged.
For a number of years the Lithuanian Community Association of Toronto (LCAT) had been planning to build a nursing home near the Lithuanian Community House (“Lietuviu Namai”) on the parking lot at the intersection of Dorval and Edna streets just above the subway tunnel. However, too many problems delayed the implementation of this idea.
In 1997, when the Lithuanian Franciscan Fathers decided to relocate their College Street premises to a new west-end site near the Islington subway station, it became obvious that this might serve as a new location for the proposed nursing home and would spark an invigorated effort to proceed with plans for building a nursing home to serve the Lithuanian community. As a result, Labdara Foundation (at that time an arm of LCAT) and the Lithuanian Franciscan Fathers came to an agreement, whereby an 0.85 acre portion of land was to be leased to Labdara Foundation for 99 years for the purpose of building the nursing home.
On June 25, 2002, Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home opened its doors to receive its first residents. The long-term care home is located across from the Lithuanian Franciscan Fathers’ Roman Catholic Parish of the Resurrection on the north side of Bloor Street West, between the Kipling and Islington subway stations. It has 54 single private rooms and 18 double occupancy basic rooms/shared washroom, that accommodate 36 residents, for a total of 90 beds. Currently there are no respite, isolation or non-licensed bedrooms at Labdara.