The building of the original House of Providence began with the purpose serving the needs of anyone, regardless of race, religion or creed. This is one of the earliest known pictures of the House of Providence from 1857. It was demolished in 1962 to make way for the Richmond Street exit from the Don Valley Parkway. It was, by then, a home for the aged, and its residents moved with the Sisters of St. Joseph to Providence Villa and Hospital, a new facility located at St. Clair and Warden Avenues, and known today as Providence Healthcare. #throwback
Celebrating 160 Years
Apr 19, 2017
This year, Providence Healthcare kicked off a year of celebrations to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the opening of the original House of Providence in downtown Toronto.
We're honoring this milestone anniversary at all our annual gatherings and celebrations, such as our Long-Term Service Awards, Volunteer Recognition Week, Staff and Volunteer Barbecue, and more!
Over the coming months, we'll be sharing various photos from our archives like the one featured on this page through our social media channels with the #throwback. We encourage you to follow us!