If all goes well, Haliburton will soon have a new assisted living facility.

Dysart et al council announced today that Gardens Retirement Inc. will be building a new assisted living centre.  The goal is to break ground in the spring of 2019.

Dysart et al Mayor Murray Fearrey prefaced the announcement by saying that they have been working for years to try and make this happen. He added that he had met with Gardens’ staff and they had been taken around the area to see potential sites for the facility.

Gardens Retirement Inc. has facilities all over the province including one just built in Parry Sound. When the Haliburton location is finished it is expected to have 74 units, ranging in size from 350 to 600 square feet.

The facility will have staff on location 24 hours a day, seven days of the week. Additionally, it will have a bus service that will take residents to and from the facility. The exact specifications of the building are still unknown, but there is potential that it will be four stories high and have room for more units.

The cost to rent a unit in the facility is not set, but according to the Gardens’ representative, the newly opened Parry Sound location charges between $3,000 and $5,000 a month depending on the size of the unit.

For the construction to go off without issue, the building needs to have three minor variances approved by the Dysart Committee of Adjustment.