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Looking Ahead

As we celebrate 100 years of driving compassionate care and leading aging innovations, we are also taking this time to look forward and shine a light on our plans for the next 100 years and beyond.

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Edwin Goldstein’s relationship with Baycrest began half a century ago when Baycrest was only one building on an otherwise empty field [...]

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Our Timeline

A look into our vast and rich history of innovative research and outstanding care.

1918

Thanks to Slova Greenberg, an active member of Ezras Noshem -  a women's mutual benefit society, th...
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1920s-1930s

The adjacent houses are purchased and the home now cares for 75 residents. Part of the building is d...
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1948

A 25-acre tract of land is purchased to build a new home for the aged and a hospital on Bathurst Str...
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1950

Construction begins on the 25-acre piece of land that would one day become Baycrest....
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1954

Residents move to a combined Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital on Bathurst Street – a...
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1955

The Women's Auxiliary was formed with Dora Till – a volunteer since 1949 - as the founding preside...
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1956

Sam Ruth, a pioneer in health-care administration, becomes Baycrest’s chief executive officer, a p...
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1959

The Baycrest Community Day for Seniors introduced – the first of its kind in Ontario....
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1962

Construction begins at the New Jewish Home for the Aged, c.1962....
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1967

The organization is officially incorporated as Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care....
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1968

The new Jewish Home for the Aged, Abe and Elsie Posluns Building opens, and Baycrest Hospital occupi...
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1976

The Terraces of Baycrest, an assisted living residence for seniors, is built on the Baycrest campus....
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1977

The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre, a recreational complex for seniors, opens next door to the T...
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1980

The Baycrest Foundation is opened with the goal of raising funds for programs and seniors' care....
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1983

The first Behavioural Neurology Unit in Canada opens in Baycrest Hospital to serve patients with dem...
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1985

The Baycrest cafeteria opens and begins serving Kosher food to residents, staff, volunteers, and vis...
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1986

The new Baycrest Hospital, Ben and Hilda Katz Building, is the only geriatric hospital in Canada....
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1987

A new day program is established at the Samuel Lunenfeld Mountainview Club, offering respite to fami...
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1989

The new Rotman Research Institute recruits top scientists to collaborate on research into brain and ...
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1995

The first Barrie 2 Baycrest (B2B) event is held, organized by Stan and Susan Feldman, Larry Saltsman...
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1996

The Ben and Hilda Katz Centre for Gerontological Social Work at Baycrest is the first university-aff...
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1997

The Rotman Research Institute is ranked among the top five brain research centres in the world by an...
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1998

The joint Baycrest/University of Toronto Max and Gianna Glassman Chair of Neuropsychology is created...
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2000

After a very successful fundraising campaign, the new 472-bed Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Age...
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2001

Seniors move into the Reuben Cipin Healthy Living Community (2 Neptune Dr.), a condominium-style lea...
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2001

Rotman scientists discover link between high-fat diets and poorer brain health....
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2002

An Internet-based support program is developed for isolated seniors caring for spouses with dementia...
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2003

The Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic, an out-patient service for seniors with memory disorders, is est...
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2005

A new state-of-the-art MRI scanner is added to other on-site brain imaging technology to permit cutt...
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2006

Baycrest leads an international project to develop the world’s first functional 'Virtual Brain' th...
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2006

The fully renovated Shirley and Philip Granovsky Palliative Care Unit admits its first patients....
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2006

The Baycrest Foundation hosts the first Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's Hockey Tournament. Since i...
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2009

Baycrest and MaRS launch the for-profit company, Cogniciti, to develop and market brain fitness prod...
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2010

Scientists find more evidence in support of bilingualism delaying symptoms of alzheimer's disease....
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2012

Baycrest releases the world's first science-based cookbook, Mindfull, to maintain brain health durin...
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2013

The Jacob Family Theatre opens at the Posluns Auditorium as a tribute to Ellis Jacob’s family memb...
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2014

Baycrest Global Solutions Inc. (BGS), the commercial arm of Baycrest Health Sciences, signs its firs...
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2015

The Governments of Canada and Ontario officially announce $123.5 million for the new Baycrest Centre...
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2015

Baycrest is awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, the top honour of Accreditation Canada, f...
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2016

Baycrest launches The TELUS Health Brain Project, a large-scale outdoor exhibit that brings brain he...
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2017

Baycrest Health Sciences is recognized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project as one of Canada?...
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2018

Baycrest Health Sciences celebrates its 100 year anniversary!
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