Belmont House is a Long Term Care facility located in downtown Toronto. The grounds surrounding the building were developed in conjunction with a new wing for this facility.
A special enclosed patio for therapy and a contemplative shaded terrace complete the development at ground level.
A second floor roof terrace adjacent to the special care unit accommodates residents with cognitive impairments. This terrace features raised garden beds for the horticultural therapy programme, a vine-covered pergola for shade and sitting areas for visiting with relatives and friends. Plants were selected for their fragrant and textural qualities as well as their seasonal characteristics.
It is designed to accommodate the special programming requirements of the recreation staff working closely with the residents. Recreation staff work with the residents to germinate seeds indoors and transplant outdoors in the spring. Herbs and vegetables grown are then used in their social programming with special lunches and tea parties. Award winning herbed oils have been manufactured in the kitchens of the special care unit made from the herbs grown in the garden.