St. John’s McNicoll Centre (SJMC), a registered Canadian Charity, was incorporated in Ontario in 2004 by a group of concerned Christian individuals, including medical doctors, clergy and professionals from Toronto. SJMC has taken over a 5.8 acre site (on the northeast corner of Victoria Park and McNicoll Avenues) donated by Dr. Sai Kui Lee, the President, and since 2007 has been planning and developing a community that will include, upon completion, three life lease senior apartment buildings, a Christian church, a Community Centre and a multi-purpose Health and Wellness complex. In 2019, based on senior housing demands, SJMC decided to change the plan for a Health and Wellness complex into a third life lease senior apartment.
SJMC’s vision is to adopt a holistic approach to meet the spiritual and physical wellness of the Chinese community. The organization aims to provide a comprehensive range of community services to address the needs of seniors and mature adults, including residents of Vintage Garden, members of the church, and residents of the general community. All programs are to address holistic needs and seek to improve wellness, independence, and quality of life.