Macaulay Lodge slated for demolition in 2022

A former long-term care home in Whitehorse that is at its end of life will soon be demolished. A building assessment of Macaulay Lodge, which opened in 1969, determined that renovating or repurposing it would not be economical due to its poor condition.

Macaulay Lodge is a top priority for demolition because of the cost of maintaining the building, its energy use and the value of the land. Demolishing the building will help determine if the site has any contamination that will require remediation before it can be repurposed. The site is well positioned for housing development and the Government of Yukon will engage with the community, stakeholders and the City of Whitehorse about future development options.

All residents of Macaulay Lodge have moved to Whistle Bend Place or to another long-term care home of their choice.

Macaulay Lodge was home for many Yukoners since opening in 1969 and served our community well. We recognize many Yukoners have fond memories of loved ones who lived at Macaulay Lodge. We look forward to working with the community and stakeholders on the future development of this property

Minister of Highways and Public Works Nils Clarke

Quick facts 
  • Macaulay Lodge opened in Riverdale in 1969 and was the only long-term care home in Whitehorse for many years.

  • Demolishing the building will eliminate 136 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions annually

  • The Government of Yukon is working through a phased approach to ensure sufficient time for remediation, zoning requirements and public consultation.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Madison Guthrie
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-332-4847
madison.guthrie@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-449