History of Nisbet Lodge and McClintock Manor
Nisbet Lodge was established in 1972 and opened its doors in May 1973. Founded by members of Calvary Church, Toronto it was originally created as a retirement home for retiring missionaries and other people of faith in east Toronto.
Over the years, the needs of the residents increased and in 1982 the organization received funding from the Ministry of Health, Extended Health Care Program to provide long-term care services.
In May 1993 McClintock Manor, assisted by provincial funds under the Housing Now initiative, opened as a senior’s apartment building for seniors over the age of 59. Today, the Manor is partially subsidized by the City of Toronto, and is part of a “Continuum of Care Model” with Nisbet Lodge.
In 1993 The Nisbet Lodge –McClintock Manor Foundation was launched, specifically to support the work of the Lodge and the Manor.
In 1997 Nisbet was first accredited with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA).
In 2002 Nisbet Lodge was officially designated as a Christian home by the Toronto Central LHIN. This designation recognizes the original intent of Calvary Church, which was to create a home for seniors, regardless of their denomination, that practiced and respected traditional Christian values.
In 2006 McClintock Manor was recognized and received a Christian designation from the City of Toronto.
In 2008 we published our first book Our Danforth: One Hundred Years of Memories.
In 2008 Nisbet Lodge celebrated its 35th anniversary and McClintock Manor its 15th.
In 2013 Nisbet was accredited with CARF International. Also, Nisbet celebrated 40 years and McClintock Manor 20 years of service to the seniors of east Toronto and their families.
In 2014 we held a major celebration of the 60 years of service with a large banquet, an open house, and several additions to the décor of our properties.
In 2015, Nisbet was increasingly engaged with other organizations in the sector, including hosting a roundtable with local faith based healthcare providers and visitors from China who were researching different models of elder care; we also presented along with senior leaders from the Michael Garron Hospital and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre at the B.C. Health Leaders Conference on the topic of collaboration, and introduced aeroponic gardening towers at McClintock Manor, in partnership with the Toronto District School Board.
In 2018 we celebrated a combined 70 years of service to the residents of East Toronto.
In 2019 we introduced an enhanced process for a respectful departure of a resident who passes away, including the use of a Dignity Blanket.