Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea 

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Published On: December 12, 2022/Categories: Commercial Project/

An Innovative Seniors Assisted Living is coming to the Comox Valley

Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea is a unique seniors care village that is being built in Comox on the current site of the St. Joesph’s Hospital. The Province, through BC Housing, is providing $57.5 million in construction financing for Together by the Sea. This new assisted living facility will be complete in 2023 and will consist of grouped self contained households of 12 nestled in a community where special design components to accommodate persons living with dementia, but not limited to peoples with dementia.

This development includes 156 bed long term care facility, where care staff will be common to each household and the setting will provide a social model of care including common gardens, a daycare on site, bistro, grocery store and cafe. According to Candace Chartier, the organization’s new CEO “We’re looking at social inclusion and to have the facility open to the community and neighbourhood.” The concept focuses on creating home-like environments that maximize the opportunities for residents to engage, as fully as possible, in familiar and meaningful roles.

Construction started in March 2022. “This is a very fast paced project”, says Chris Huber, VP Operations at Hyland Precast. “We have a dedicated work force that is keen to see this project to completion. We have some of our biggest ready mix concrete pours at this construction site, including a 402 m pour on a recent snowy day with one of the shortest daylight hours of the year. This is such a great project for our community, providing needed care to our seniors, but also providing an updated site location for the entire city of Comox. The old site was pretty tired all the way around.”

Project Details

Name: Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea
Date: 2022/2023
Project Location: Comox, BC
Construction Managers: Lark Group
Supplier of Ready Mix and Precast Concrete: Hyland Precast.
Hyland Products Supplied:
3500 cubic meters of concrete
Precast manholes, catch basins and lampbases

Ready Mix


Resources for Providence Living, Together by the Seat

Providence Healthcare: Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea 
Providence Healthcare:  Long Term Care Options
Press Release BC Government:  Construction starts on innovative care village in Comox
Press Release BC Government: New dementia, long-term care facility coming to Comox

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