The Rekai Centres

COVID-19 UPDATES

August 20 & 21, 2020

Donation from the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre

On Thursday August 20th and Friday August 21st our academic partner University of Toronto - SAGE TEAM arranged free beverages and clif bars to the Rekai Centres frontline workers.

SAGE‘s mission is to make long term care workers and residents feel supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, our Community Care project strives to support care workers through providing free snacks, meals, and beverages to support them in their work. As many of us volunteered in long term care homes, including the Rekai Centres, we can appreciate the tremendous efforts staff take to make their home safe and comfortable for residents. We hope the Clif bars and Red Rocket coffee help brighten your work day!

Thank you so much to Clif and Red Rocket Coffee for your generous donations!

Special shoot out to Madeleine Gordon and the Student Association for Geriatric Empowerment (SAGE)


July 6, 2020

Donation from the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre

On Monday, July 6th, 2020 The Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre was happy to participate in an act of kindness to the Rekai Centres Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place. They delivered over 180 hot vegetarian meals to our front line staff in honour of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama's 85th Birthday. Thank you to the Tibetian community in Ontario for their generous donation.


June 13, 2020

Pick Me Up

On Saturday, June 13th, 2020 Tim Horton's coffee & donuts were delivered once again to the night & day shifts at Wellesley Central Place and at Sherbourne Place. Special thanks to Maria Rose Iavasile, the wife of Larry Hirst. She wanted to show their appreciation for all the efforts and sincere care the Rekai staff displayed looking after their mother-in-law Betty.
In Memory of Betty Hirst


June 11, 2020

Thank you Oxford Properties Group and Zemra Catering

Oxford Properties Group WaterPark Place Team and Zemra Catering were thrilled that the Rekai Centres is now COVID FREE and wanted to send aelebration meal to all the hard-working frontline staff. They are pleased to donate these meals to both Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place. Your selflessness, sacrifice and dedication to our community is greatly appreciated.

Special thank you to Oxford Properties Group WaterPark Place team for being so committed to our frontline staff at the Rekai Centres.


June 9, 2020

UHN Thanks The Rekai Centres 3rd Floor

On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 Ms. Oyane Jacques (aka UHN ANGEL) that helps support the 3rd floor at Sherbourne Place delivered sweet treats to the team. Thank you for the delivery and your dedicated time at The Rekai Centres at Sherbourne Place.


June 6, 2020

Pick Me Up

On Saturday, June 6th, 2020 Tim Horton's coffee & donuts were delivered to the night & day shifts at Wellesley Central Place and at Sherbourne Place. Special thanks to Larry and his sisters, Barb, Susan and Allison. They all wanted to show their appreciation for all the efforts and sincere care the Rekai staff displayed looking after their mother Betty.
In memory of Betty Hirst


June 4, 2020

Group Donation

On Thursday, June 4th, 2020 the Rekai Centres received a group family donation to feed the frontline with the famous Nando's Chicken. A Group donation for feeding the frontline for Wellesley Central Place and Sherbourne Place.

Thank you so much for your efforts and kindness during these difficult times Paul Family

Thank You Wellesley Staff

Many thanks to the staff at Wellesley Central Place, especially those on the 3rd floor. Please accept this donation as our thank you for the outstanding support you provide to residents and especially to our mom, Joy Grossi. We know this is a difficult time and appreciate everything you do. It's hard work even in the best of circumstances.

Thank you from Lisa, Lars, Diana and Lance (Joy Grossi's children)

Thank You from Johan Ellis

A great big thank you to everyone who devote their time to show love and care to my husband, Cecil Ellis at Sherbourne Place. May God bless everyone as I remember you in my devotion.
Love Johan Ellis


June 3, 2020

Thank You Page Family

On Tuesday, June 3, 2020 lunches and dinners where delivered to both the Rekai Centres in the feed the frontline initiative.

On behalf Of Ann Page, her daughters and family they wanted to thank all of the front-line workers at Sherbourne Place for their dedication and care during this difficult time. The kindness and care that my mother continues to receive is so very much appreciated.
Love the Page Family

Also, a special thank you to David Heymes and Gabriel Vazquez from Absolutely Famished Catering for donating half of the meals to support WCP.


June 1, 2020

Thank You to AROH

On June 1st, 2020 the Rekai Centres at Sherbourne Place received 20 donated, 12 step handwashing signs, approved by World Health Organization (WHO). They wanted to thank us and accept these signs as a small contribution to fighting COVID-19.

Thank You Anne Peiris and Friends

On Monday, June 1st, 2020 the Rekai Centres at Wellesley Central Place received another delivery from Santaguida. These health meals were from Anne Peiris and Friends (in memory of Florine Peiris).


May 29, 2020

Special thank you to Bay Street Nando's Chicken

Mariana from Nando's Chicken reach out to the Rekai Centres to provide the frontline staff with 60 mouth-watering Portuguese peri peri chicken meals. Rekai Centres evening shifts were supplies dinners at both homes. Thank you Mariana from Nando's!

Flower Basket Deliveries

Special thank you to Patricia Steer and William Ferguson for brightening up our balconies for 1:1 fresh air programs at the Rekai Centres – Wellesley Central Place.


May 28, 2020

Thank You Kintore College

On Thursday, May 28th, 2020 the lovely ladies from Kintore College provided both homes with letters of encouragement to the residents. These letters of hope have a great impact on our residents emotional well-being…special thanks to these ladies.


May 27, 2020

Thank You Junior Youth Group from the Spiritual Empowerment Program

Special Thanks to the Junior Youth Group from the Spiritual Empowerment Program for reaching out to the Rekai Centres. The group had the idea to work remotely, but together, on dedicating an issue of the digital newsletter they started in March to those living or working at long term care homes. This special edition of “Southeast, 6” contains notes and sentiments that the junior youth put together to bring hope and joy to friends at the Rekai Center. They reached out to children, junior youth and adults to gather arts, notes and activities. They wanted to convey to the residents that they are important members of the community and that they are thinking of them during these challenging times. More than 20 community members were involved in creating and delivering the newsletter. In consultation with the Rekai Center 80 printed copies were delivered to the centers on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020.


May 26, 2020

Fresh bread...mmmmm!

Another Special thank you to our dedicated volunteers, Charmanie Iding and Anke Heiser for continuing to deliver fresh bread deliveries to our frontline staff.

A Donation of Fresh Bread

May 23, 2020

Morning thanks from the Katz & Pulk families

On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 both families combined a donation for all staff to receive fresh Tim Horton's coffee and donuts. This donation is in honour of taking such special care of our Mother's. Also a special thanks to the Tim Horton's at 537 Parliament Street and Henry's team for being so supportive for 7 consecutive weeks.


May 22, 2020

Thank You Kathy from Sensory-Scapes

On Friday May 22nd, 2020 Kathy Hirsch the owner of Sensory-scapes donated hand washable masks for the resident is the Rekai Centres. Thank you for thinking about our most vunerable!

Special Thanks to our Doctors

On Friday, May 22nd, 2020 food delivery was arranged by Dr. Wong and Dr. Lee. They wanted the front line staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place to know that they are thinking of them during these very difficult times. Roasted chicken with vegetables were catered by one of our favourites community partners, Absolutely Famished Catering.


May 21, 2020

Thank You Absolutely Famished Catering

On Thursday, May 21st, 2020 the Rekai Centres at Sherbourne Place received a wonderful surprise again. The owners of Absolutely Famished Catering donated lunches and dinners for all the front line staff. David Heymes and Gabriel Vasquez prepared Butter chicken, Salmon curry, and Tandoori tofu with all the extras. What a treat for the Sherbourne Place staff. Thank you once again!

Thank You Anne Peiris & Friends

On Thursday, May 21st, 2020 the Peiris friends, family and WCP family council donated lunch and dinner to all our frontline staff at Wellesley Central Place. The food was provided by Santaguida and was back by popular demand. Thank you again for all you do Anne!


May 20, 2020

In Honour of Alan Westbrook

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020… hot meals for lunch and dinner were donated in honour of Alan Westbrook. Mari-Jayne Woodyatt, John Dow and Kim Shannon arranged for La Forchetta to deliver veal and chicken parmigiana to all the frontline staff at Rekai Centres. They are truly grateful to all who are braving COVID-19.

Special thanks to our community partner Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

Bobbi Taillefer and the team at ETFO delivered tons of cards with messages of hope. The cards also included a sweet candy to cheer up our residents during these difficult time. All messages were delivered on May 20th, 2020 to residents at both Homes.


May 19, 2020

Thank You Oxford Properties

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020...Oxford Properties donated lunches and dinners to both the Rekai Centre locations with this special message.

To the staff of the Rekai Centers Long Term Care Facility,
On behalf of the Oxford Properties Group WaterPark Place Team and Zemra Catering, we are pleased to donate these meals to both Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place. Please accept this small token of our appreciation for all of your efforts in keeping our most vulnerable population safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Your selflessness, sacrifice and dedication to our community is greatly appreciated. Thank you again for all that you do. Stay safe and healthy.

Thank You Susan Kryg

Another Special Thank you to Susan Kryg for delivering addition DVD players and movies to keep the residents' of Sherbourne Place entertained during COVID-19.


May 17, 2020

Thank You Fountain of Love

Sunday May 17th, 2020 Special thank you to Paul Yeung the Executive Director of Fountain of Love and Life for donating various PPE supplies to the Rekai Centres Sherbourne Place.


May 16, 2020

Rekai Centres Nursing Week Celebrations

We look forward to the days where we are able to celebrate Nursing Week like we traditionally do at the Rekai Centres. Until then, we celebrated with a raffle and small tokens of appreciation. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and passion. You truly are all heroes!

Happy Nursing Week

Special Thanks: University Health Network (UHN), Medigas, Surge Learning and Silverts Adaptive Clothing for contributing to Tim Horton's coffee & donuts for the staff at the Rekai Centres.

Thank You Noel Family

Special thank you to the Noel Family at Sherbourne Place who donated 48 Acuball Mini's. The gift for the staff were used during our nursing week raffle in honour of Grace Noel.


May 15, 2020

Special thank you to Chris Tait and Family

On Friday, May 15th, 2020 a donation was made to provide sandwiches for all shift at both homes. The Tait family bigheartedly donated delicious a variety of sandwiches from Eggsmart our community partner. Our frontline workers want to send our a cheer to the Tait Family and Amir from Eggsmart for being so generous!


May 14, 2020

Special thank you to David Heymes and Gabriel Vazquez

On Thursday May 14th, 2020, David Heymes the owner of Absolutely Famished Catering donated lunch and dinner for the staff at Sherbourne Place. He lives in the community and is honoured to go out on his balcony every night at 7:30 to make noise for all the staff. He has been providing frontline workers with meals and wanted to put Rekai Centres on his list. Delivering the meals is just a small thank you to the Rekai Centres frontline.

Thank You Anne & WCP Families

On Thursday, May 14th, 2020 lunch and dinner was donated to all frontline staff at Wellesley Central Place. Special Thanks to The Fat Lamb Kouzina for providing traditional Greek cuisine at a discounted rate.


May 13, 2020

Special Thanks to Lingli and the entire Ma family

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 the Ma family donated over 150 meals to support the frontline staff at both Wellesley Central Place and Sherbourne Place. The Ma Family wanted to express their gratitude to all staff that take special care of our seniors. Our front line staff where honoured and humbled with the generous donation of Chinese food from Bamboo Kitchen our local partner.In memory of Mr. Willie Ma.


May 12, 2020

Thank You Circles & Squares Bakery

On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 the Rekai Centres at Wellesley Central Place received a delivery of freshly baked goods from Circles & Squares Bakery. Our frontline workers really appreciated the pick me up sweets!


May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

On Sunday, May 10th, 2020 the Residents' Council at Wellesley Central Place and Sherbourne Place contributed their fundraising money to purchase individual flowers for each lady in our Homes.Happy Mother's Day to all the residents and staff members of the Rekai Centres.


May 9, 2020

Special scout out to the Sterling Woman’s Weekend Class of Central Toronto!

On May 9th, 2020 Susan Kryg and her “Sterling Woman's Weekend Class of Central Toronto” pulled together their resources and collect the following items for the residents at Sherbourne Place.
Cards for letting the residents know we are thinking of them in these uncertain times
10 portable DVD players
2 regular DVD players

This delivery also included about 100 DVD's, assorted magazines, boxes of books, 20 new puzzle books, colouring books, 14 sets of markers and 2 sets of pencil crayons.

They also put together gift bags for Mothers Day for the female residents.

A photo of the Sterling Woman's Weekend Class

May 6, 2020

Thank You Kristyn Wong-Tam & Broccolini Construction

On Wednesday May 6th, 2020, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam from Ward 13 for hand delivering lunches for the Rekai Centres frontline workers. Special thanks to Kristyn and Broccolini Construction sponsored the meals from Mengrai Thai Restaurant, who also gave a considerable discount

Family Message

May 5, 2020

Thank You Rekai Families

On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 a donation of meals were received for the frontline workers at the Rekai Centres. Both location received lunch and dinner from a local partner – Portuguese Chicken Guys. Traditional Portuguese chicken and potatoes were significantly discounted by our community partner.

Special thank you to the four families that made this possible:
Seto Family - Chun Lien Seto
Karen Chow - Tsz Yu Law
Alberta & Guy Nokes - Margaret Boyd
Chong Family - Ming Gook (Jim) Chong

Family Message

May 4, 2020

Thank You Compass & Workers

Special thanks to COMPASS and the Rekai Centres Sherbourne Place Dietary Team! On Monday, May 4th, 2020 they prepared Souvlaki with Baked Potato and Greek Salad!


May 3, 2020

Thank You Students of St. Mary's Catholic School

Thank you to our Intergenerational partner St. Mary’s Catholic School for sending message of hope and encouragement to the staff and residents of the Rekai Centres. Wonderful job…kindergarten class of 2020!


May 2, 2020

TV and Radio Donations

Thanks again to Laura Hoyos a former placement student who has organized another delivery of TV's, radio's and CD players on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020.

The residents' express their appreciation for the thoughtful donation during these difficult times. Special thanks to Emily Nicholson for her generous contribution.

Thank You Anne & WCP Families

Thank you again to Annie Peiris and the families of WCP. They made arrangements for the delivery of delicious Middle Eastern meals from Aleppo Kebab on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. The owners of Aleppo Kebab discounted the meals and waved the delivery cost to help support the frontline in LTC.

Thank You Michelin Lagman & Kintore College

Special Thanks to Michelin Lagman and her team at Kintore College… The Rekai Centre and Kintore College work together to send love and support to our residents and staff. Kintore College's campaign to make this world a better place includes Kintore residents, alumna and friends working together to send Thank You posters to Rekai Centre staff. In addition, they have been sending handwritten cards to The Rekai Centre residents since March and will continue to do so until we have overcome this pandemic.


May 1, 2020

Thank You for a Combined Donation

Special Thanks to Sherbourne Place Dietary Department and Compass team for making homemade Jerk Chicken for all our frontline workers. Traditional Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Coconut Rice, Peas, and Coleslaw cooked by in house chef Ralston Hawkins.

Thank you to Anne Peiris and the families at Wellesley Central Place for donating meals for the frontline workers at Wellesley Central Place. Lunch bowls courtesy of The Pantry and dinner courtesy of Uncle Smoke.


April 30, 2020

Thank You to Jasper Falta

Special thank you to Jasper Falta a long time friend of the late Mr.Jnanendra Banerjee. He donated hot Italian lasagnas for our frontline workers at both locations. The meals were supplied and delivered by our local partner "La Forchetta" at a discounted rate.


April 29, 2020

Thank You Peiris Family & Santaguida Fine Foods

On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020...we had two very special meal deliveries compliments from the Friends and Family of WCP in Memory of Florine Peiris. Gourmet lunch sandwiches were prepared and delivered by Santaguida Fine Foods and Greek dinners were prepared and delivered by Fat Lamb Kouzina.


April 28, 2020

Thank You Anonymous Donor

Special thank you to an anonymous donor...lunches and dinners were provided to all frontline staff at Wellesley Central Place and Sherbourne Place on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020. Our local community partner, Tinuno Filipino Restaurant supplied over 150 meals at a discounted rate.


April 27, 2020

In Memory of Florine Peiris

Special thank you to the Friends and Family of WCP - in Memory of Florine Peiris. On Monday April 27th, 2020 they donated delicious Greek lunches from the Fat Lamb, for all staff at both locations.

Combined Donation

Special thanks to Paula Viner, Charles, Daniela, Don, Mikhail and Paula Viner for donating Longo's sweet treats to our frontline staff on Monday 27th, 2020. These community member just reached out to the Rekai Centres after viewing a media release. They wanted our staff to know that they appreciate them for the hard work they are doing during such challenging times.

Virginia Alurralde a family member from Wellesley Central Place baked 3 large homemade loafs of Banana Bread for the staff to enjoy on Monday 27th, 2020


April 26, 2020

Thank You Lee Family

A Special thank you to the late Anna Lee and her entire family that generously provided nutritious treats for all frontline works at the Rekai Centres Wellesley Central Place on Sunday, April 16th, 2020


April 25, 2020

Thank You Mr.Case

Special Thanks to Marc Levin, President, CEO of Mr. Case who has given the Rekai Centres a 10% discount on every order for our resident snack shop cart at the Rekai Centres. A steady supply of snack to keep that sweet tooth tamed during these difficult times.

Thank You Tim Hortons!

Generous and heart warming news...our community partner Tim Horton’s at 537 Parliament Street, Manger Henry Ip and their Regional Manager Mark Bezpieczny has offered to support our frontline staff for the next 3 consecutive weeks...Saturday April 25, May 2 and May 9.


April 24, 2020

Silverts Donation

Thank you to our community partners Donna Hogarth from Silvert's Adaptive Clothing & Footwear. On Friday April 24th, 2020 she donated $50.00 Tim Hortons gift card for the staff, boxes of tea and art tools for our residents at both locations.

Thank you Donna Hogarth & Silverts


April 23, 2020

Thank you Anne Peiris and Wellesley Central Place Family Council!

We owe a very special thank you to Anne Peiris and the members of the Family Council at Wellesley Central Place for their generous meal donation to the staff of both homes in memory of the late Florine Peiris. The meals were prepared by Santaguida Fine Foods and were provided to thank and show gratitude towards our frontline staff for their heroic work and dedication during this time.

Thank you Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School and Church Street Public School!

We owe a very special thank you to the students of Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Elementary School and Church Street Public School for all of their support and appreciation of our frontline staff during this time.

Thank you all for your beautiful pictures, signs, and messages of hope. They have put a smile on all of our faces during this time!

Thank you Pearline Braithwaite

We owe a big thank you to dedicated staff member, Pearline Braithwaite. Pearline went above and beyond to support the home by making homemade breakfast for the frontline workers at Wellesley Central Place on April 23, 2020.

Thank you again, Pearline. Your kind and thoughtful gesture was very much appreciated by the team!

Thank you Whittaker Family!

We owe a special thank you to the Whittaker Family for their generous donation of delicious smoked salmon lunches to the staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on April 23, 2020. The meals were prepared by Andy Elder of Grilltime who supported the meals at a discount.


April 22, 2020

Donation

We owe a big thank you to former Humber College practicum student, Laura Hoyos for organizing a delivery of donations to help keep the residents occupied during this time. The donation was delivered on April 22, 2020 and included TVs, Radios, CD Players, Ipads, colouring books, markers, and more. An additional thank you to Andrea, Jen, Tara, Megan, Kathy, Peter, Kenny, Jennifer, Joanne, Emily and Liz who also helped to make this happen!

Thank You Alberta Nokes!

We owe a very special thank you to Wellesley family member, Alberta Nokes for her very kind and thoughtful gesture for our staff that have been away from their families during this time. Alberta prepared and dropped off care packages that were then placed in the rooms of the 11 staff staying at the Isabella Hotel on April 22, 2020.

Thank you Mordecai Family!

We owe a very special thank you to the Mordecai Family for their wonderful donation of a hardy Italian lunch and dinner for all of the staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on April 22, 2020. The meals were provided by local restaurant, La Forchetta where owner, Nick D’Alessandro also provided a generous discount in support of our frontline workers.

Thank you again, Mordecai Family and La Forchetta! Your support of our team and appreciation for our frontline staff is very much appreciated during this time!


April 21, 2020

Mask Donation

We owe a big thank you to Home Instead for their generous donation of 400 N95 masks and 200 surgical masks to our frontline staff.

Thank You Bennett Family!

We owe a special thank you to the Bennett family for their generous donation of snacks to the team on 4East at Wellesley Central Place on April 21, 2020. Thank you again for your support and appreciation of our frontline staff during this time!

Thank you Eric Mann and Eggsmart!

We owe a very special thank you to Eric Mann, the son of late Stephen Mann for his generous donation of breakfast burritos to the frontline staff at Sherbourne Place. These burritos were provided from Eggsmart, where Manager and Owner Amir Tafreshi and his team very generously matched Eric’s donation so that we were also able to support all of the shifts at Sherbourne and the lunch at Wellesley Central Place on April 21, 2020.

Thank you again, Eric and Eggsmart for your support and appreciation of our frontline staff. It is very much appreciated during this time!

Thank you UHN

On Tuesday April 21st, 2020 the Rekai Staff had the privilege of having Dr. Susy Hota from UHN discuss proper use of PPE. This training was well received by all.


April 20, 2020

Droplet and Contact Precaution Signs

We owe a big thank you to Carlo D’Onofrio, the owner of Colour Innovations for printing Droplet and Contact Precaution signs for Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on April 20, 2020.

Thank you Compass!

We owe a thank you to our partners at Compass for their generous donation of snacks to our frontline staff on April 20th, 2020.

Precaution Signs & a Thank You to Compass!


April 19, 2020

Thank You Anne Peiris and 120 Homewood Avenue!

We owe another very special thank you to Wellesley family member and family council co-chair, Anne Peiris and the tenants of 120 Homewood Avenue. Anne and her team have continued to show appreciation for our frontline staff through their dedication to their well-received fundraising initiative, “The Verve”. Anne and her team used recent funds to provide chicken and salmon bowls to all of the staff at Sherbourne Place on April 18, 2020. These delicious meals were delivered from local restaurants and catering businesses, Pantry and The Food Dudes.

Thank you again, Anne and the tenants of 120 Homewood Avenue for all of your hard work and support!

Tim Hortons Donation

We owe a special thank you to the Tim Hortons located at 537 Parliament Street for their generous donation in support of our frontline workers. Owner, Henry IP and Operations Manager, Mark Bezpieczny donated 12 dozen doughnuts and 6 boxes of coffee to the staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on April 18, 2020.


April 18, 2020

Thank you Laing Family and Tinuno Restaurant!

We owe a special thank you to the Laing Family for their generous meal donation to the staff of Wellesley Central Place on April 17, 2020. The meals were delivered from our local restaurant partner, Tinuno where a generous discount was also given in honour of our frontline staff! Thank you again! Your support is very much appreciated during this time.

Bakery Delivery

We owe another big thank you to volunteers, Charmaine Iding and Anke Heiser for picking up fresh bread and pastries from Cobs Bread for those on our evening and night shifts on April 17, 2020. Thank you again!


April 17, 2020

Thank you Helen Desjardins and Stout Irish Pub!

We owe a very special thank you to the Desjardins family for their generous meal donation in honour of the late Michael Desjardins to all of the staff at Wellesley Central Place and Sherbourne Place on April 16, 2020. The meals were prepared from our local partner, Stout Irish Pub where a generous discount was also given in support of our frontline staff!

Thank you again, Desjardins Family and Stout Irish Pub. This very thoughtful gesture and your support of our team are very much appreciated during this time.

Thank you Virginia Alurralde and Family!

We owe a big thank you to Wellesley family member, Virginia Alurralde and her family for their generous donation of medical supplies to our frontline staff on April 16, 2020.

Thank you again, Virginia and Family! This donation is very much appreciated by our team during this time.


April 16, 2020

Thank you Board of Directors and Bamboo Kitchen!

We owe a big thank you to the members of our Board of Directors for their generous meal donation to all of the staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on April 15, 2020. The meals were delivered from local restaurant, Bamboo Kitchen where a generous discount was also given in support of our frontline staff!

Thank you again! Your support of our team during this time is very much appreciated!


April 14, 2020

Thank you Anne Peiris and 120 Homewood Avenue!

We owe a very special thank you to Wellesley family member and family council co-chair, Anne Peiris and the tenants of 120 Homewood Avenue. Anne and the residents in her building started a fundraising initiative known as “The Verve” to show appreciation for our frontline staff during this time. Anne and her team raised $1145 and arranged for a local catering business, A La Carte catering to deliver fresh and delicious meals to the staff at Wellesley Central Place on April 13, 2020. Since this first initiative, Anne and her team have raised an additional $3800 and will be providing meals to the staff at Sherbourne Place next.

Thank you again, Anne and the tenants of 120 Homewood Avenue! Your kindness and dedication to this is very much appreciated during this time!

A photo of Anne Pieris' appreciation to Rekai Staff

April 12, 2020

Thank You RNAO and OPSWA!

A special thank you to both associations for reaching out to all of their members on our behalf to help us seek additional support during this time.

Thank you, Carrie Edwards (RNAO) and Ian Da Silva (OPSWA) for putting the call out to help us to hire and staff up!

A photo of Rekai Centre staff enjoying Tim Hortons
A photo of Rekai Centre staff enjoying Tim Hortons

April 11, 2020

Thank You Rabba!

We owe a special thank you to our friendly neighbours at Rabba for their fresh fruit donation in support of our frontline staff!

Thank you Garda and Rajah!

Bakery Deliveries

We owe a very special thank you to Charmaine Iding and Anke Heiser who donated their time to pick up freshly baked products for the staff at both Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place. Baked goods were picked up from Cobs Bread, Forno Cultura and What A Bagel. Thank you to all that were involved in supporting our frontline staff!


April 6, 2020

Rekai Centres: COVID-19 Infection Control and Sanitization Measures

The Rekai Centres has been carefully following stringent infection control protocols and sanitization measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On April 6th, 2020, professionals from a sanitization specialization company came in to the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place to sanitize the whole Home. This measure was taken to help keep our residents and staff safe. A big thank you as well, to our environmental staff who are working tirelessly to maintain the highest infection control levels.


April 5, 2020

Important Update from the Rekai Centres

The following message has been emailed to our families regarding Covid-19. Please click the button below to read.

Letter to Our Families

April 4, 2020

Bill Morneau, Member of Parliament - Staff Appreciation Pizza

A huge thank you to Bill Morneau, Member of Parliament for his support and appreciation towards our staff during this time.

Bill very generously donated pizzas to the staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on Friday April 3, 2020. Thank you again Bill!


April 3, 2020

Thank You Tim Hortons!

We owe a huge thank you to Tim Hortons Canada for their current campaign to support frontline and healthcare workers during this time.

Tim Hortons very generously delivered coffee and baked goods to all of the staff at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place on Thursday April 2, 2020.

Thank you again Tim Hortons!!!

A photo of Rekai Centre staff enjoying Tim Hortons

April 1, 2020

Rekai Centres: COVID-19 Infection Control and Sanitization Measures

The Rekai Centres has been carefully following stringent infection control protocols and sanitization measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We recently engaged a company which specializes in sanitization in healthcare facilities to help keep our residents and staff safe. A big thank you to our environmental staff who are working tirelessly to maintain the highest infection control levels.


March 25, 2020

Face to Family Program in the Media!

We owe a huge thank you to our staff and families at Sherbourne Place and Wellesley Central Place for their support and involvement in our 'Face to Family' initiative.

This initiative has been very well-received and allows families and residents the chance to connect over video platforms, such as Skype and Facetime during this time.

Toronto Sun Article Toronto Star Article

March 16, 2020

Tours at The Rekai Centres

Tours at the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place and The Rekai Centre at Sherbourne Place are cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisi. In-person tours will resume once we are advised to do so by the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Health. In the interim, we continue to accept applications from prospective residents. We invite you to visit our homes virtually by clicking the button below.

Virtual Tours

Message for our Families

The following message has been emailed to our families regarding COVID-19 measures.

Memo To Our Families

Please know that we will provide the changed information at the top of the memo, as information is changing on a daily basis. The rest of the memo that was previously sent will remain the same.


March 15, 2020

Tours at The Rekai Centres

Tours at the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place and The Rekai Centre at Sherbourne Place are cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisi. In-person tours will resume once we are advised to do so by the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Health. In the interim, we continue to accept applications from prospective residents. We invite you to visit our homes virtually by clicking the button below.

Virtual Tours

Message for our Families

The following message has been emailed to our families regarding COVID-19 measures.

Memo To Our Families

We appreciate the closure to visitors, except for residents who are in Pallliative, End-of-Life stage, is difficult. This policy was adopted to ensure maximum safety to our residents.

Contact Us

The Rekai Centres operates as two Long Term Care Homes in Downtown Toronto.

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Sherbourne Place

345 Sherbourne St, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2S3

Phone: 416-964-1599

Fax: 416-964-3907

reception@rekaicentres.com

Wellesley Central Place

160 Wellesley St East, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1J2

Phone: 416-929-9385

Fax: 416-929-0807

recep-wcp@rekaicentres.com

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