Posts Tagged ‘Canada Brick’

Rekai Centre - Wellesley Central Place Long-Term Care Facility

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Village setting in the city promotes healing

Although not accessible to residents, the building’s extensive green roof is part of a comprehensive landscape program that provides a visual amenity for the surrounding community.

by Sean Stanwick

Serving a multilingual urban community currently undergoing revitalization, this high-profile site had previously been the scene of conflict and controversy. In the late 1990s, the community felt abandoned, when Wellesley Hospital’s services for the frail elderly and people with HIV/AIDS were merged with a downtown hospital. Protests and negotiations aimed at preventing Wellesley’s closure were unsuccessful. The 1950’s era facility was demolished in 2003. (more…)