In brief, the building program of this 10,500 m² new construction dedicated to the Congregation of the Grey Nuns of Montréal has 159 units: 36 rooms meet long-term care needs; 13 rooms are for intermediate care (assisted-living); and 110 studios cater to autonomous living. Various common areas include a library, dining halls, chapel, and reception area. As for layout, the ground floor contains the long-term care units for those unable to look after themselves, as well as common areas grouped into three wings and divided in two distinct parts: the first dedicated to sisters with cognitive problems, and the second providing controlled access to the adjacent gardens. The upper floors house the rooms for intermediate care and studios designed to meet universal accessibility standards. Graced with living rooms and kitchenettes, these spaces have also been developed like veritable hanging gardens, with generous views of surrounding urban life and green spaces.
The project, completed in 2013, also includes the enlargement of the dining hall for the existing complex, a mandate subsequent to the construction of the Housing for the Grey Nuns and required due to the increase in residents.