THE HIGHLANDS OF WOODBRIDGE
8040 Kipling Avenue
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"the Civitan Club team has been able set the rent at $675 monthly for the luxury condos and includes all utilities - hydro, telephone, internet, etc. The units are completely furnished with brand new high quality furniture"
Over the years the Civitan Club has worked hard to raise money to acquire suitable, affordable accomodation for out-of-town lung patients waiting for a transplant. Their dreams have now come true and enough money has been raised to purchase two spacious 1,100 sq ft units that will accommodate a total of four patients and their support persons.
People come to Toronto from across the country to wait for lung transplants at Toronto General Hospital, to get checkups after transplants or to stay while healing. (Once they receive their transplant patients must vacate the units after the 3-month recovery period). Living and housing expenses are major financial concerns for patients. They not only have to maintain residences back home but they are also burdened with thousands of dollars a month of costs in Toronto for rent, travel and food, etc.
Thanks to generous benefactors and donors, the Civitan Club team has been able set the rent at $675 monthly for the luxury condos and includes all utilities - hydro, telephone, internet, etc. The units are completely furnished with brand new high quality furniture and the gourmet kitchen is completely outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances. The cupboards are fully stocked with very high quality dishes and cutlery. Special deals were offered by suppliers and some items were donated outright. Many upgrades such as flooring, etc. are included and Civitan members have donated their time and skills to further enhance the amenities such as installing a luxurious ceramic backsplash in the kitchen.
The common living room has a brand new flat screen television and comes with cable tv supplied. The furniture and beds are top-of-the line (patients must provide their own bedding). Here's a layout of the Sienna unit that Civitan Club has puchased two of:
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- Some of the other amenities:
- A private party room with bar, an adjacent billiards and cards room, and a catering kitchen, complete with espresso machine... which you can reserve for get-togethers with family and friends.
- A well-equipped fitness room where you can work out, with his and hers saunas and change rooms.
- A separate lounge and meeting room.
- Two furnished guest suites for when you have visitors from out of town.
The Civitan members are to be commended for this wonderful achievement and I am in awe of them.
Contacts for information or to make a donation:
The Toronto Lung Transpant Civitan Club Inc.
600 The East Mall, PO Box 11546
Etobicoke, ON M9B 6L1
Secretary Ann McGuire
Treasurer Judy Clarke
President Mavis Bullock
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