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Location 3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6A 2E1
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Emergency department No
Beds 472 nursing home
300 continuing & acute care
Speciality Elderly care
Founded 1918

Baycrest is a research and teaching hospital for the elderly in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is affiliated with the University of Toronto. It was originally founded in 1918 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home in a semi-detached Victorian house at 29 Cecil Street in Downtown Toronto and later neighbouring homes from the 1920s to 1930s.[1] While Baycrest serves all of the elderly, it was founded by and for the Jewish community of Toronto and thus caters specifically to the needs of the Jewish elderly, including those of Holocaust survivors. Baycrest's facilities include a full-service hospital, the Jewish Home for the Aged nursing home, and the Baycrest Terrace Assisted Living facility.


The old location on Cecil street was demolished in 1954 and is now home to the United Steelworkers Larry Sefton Hall (c. 1972 at 25 Cecil Street) and Toronto Labour Lyceum (c. 1971 33 Cecil Street).[2]

The new Jewish Home for the Aged moved up on Bathurst Street in 1954 and again in 1968 at Baycrest's present location on Bathurst Street in North York. A hospital facility called Baycrest Hospital was also built.[3] The entire Bathurst complex became known collectively as Baycrest.


  1. ^ "History". Baycrest. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Mitanis, Marcus. "Heritage Toronto Honours Cecil Street with Commemorative Plaque". Urban Toronto. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "History". Baycrest. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 

Coordinates: 43°43′48″N 79°25′59″W / 43.730°N 79.433°W / 43.730; -79.433