Baycrest, opened its doors in 1918, originally as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, when a group of visionary women recognized that there was a need for a Jewish-centric elderly care and the community at large. Overtime they outgrew their original location and 23 acres of land were purchased on Bathurst Street, to build a larger facility, later renamed Baycrest.
Today, the facility is a cornerstone of the Jewish community, specializing in care that enriches the lives of older adults, offering extensive training programs for students, and is home to one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience.
about the event
In October of 2018, Baycrest celebrated its rich heritage with the 100th Anniversary Gala. Distinguished guests were treated to an inspirational and emotional evening paying homage to the past, celebrating the present and looking forward to the future of Baycrest’s next 100 years. Guests enjoyed dinner, cocktails, and a lively and exuberant performance by Grammy Award Winners, Earth, Wind & Fire.