Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Toronto (Leasehold)


The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC, formerly West Hill Community Services) developed an innovative community hub to house a satellite community health centre and a number of social service providers into a “one stop shop” facility. Services provided include primary health care, oral health, career planning and employment counselling, addiction and mental health services, diabetes education, health promotion and services for seniors.


As the lead agency, SCHC leased and fit-up the ground floor and basement of a storefront retail strip mall. The design focused on the need for shared, flexible space through a central community “square” that connects the atrium, community program space and community kitchen. A two-storey living wall, water feature and atrium bring light and brightness into the interior.


The clinical spaces within the satellite CHC were designed to meet infection control standards. A chiropody room and a lab formed part of the renovated space, along with a program room for diabetes programming.


Capital funding was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and United Way Toronto. This project was the first of eight integrated community hub projects planned in conjunction with United Way Toronto.


Mid-Scarborough Hub, 2660 Eglington Ave. East, Toronto


14,915 sq ft

Project Cost:

$3.9 million

Construction Cost

$3.2 million


2007 – 2009


Hilditch Architect


Dasd Contracting

Jackson-Brown Associates Team:

Phil Brown
Joanne Jackson
Tarvo Eistrat
Roopal Thaker


Project planning
Project management
Capital budget development and monitoring
On-site construction supervision
Final settlement

Community Health Centres