A board comprised of representatives
from North Sydney, Sydney Mines and the County of Cape Breton, as
well as a number of interested citizens from the Northside was incorporated
on November 17, 1972.
The town of North Sydney donated
the parcel of land at Munro Park for the site of the new nursing
This project was placed under the
Department of Social Services and was to replace the then existing
Stella Maris Residence.
Substantial donations towards the
project were received from the United Church of Canada, Branch 19
of the Canadian Legion, The Sisters of Charity, the local municipalities,
private citizens, and businesses.
The Northside Community Guest Home
opened it's doors to residents on March 31, 1975.
The facility is located on the shore of Sydney Harbor, and the view overlooks Point Edward, South Bar, Marine Atlantic ferries and many cruise ships and other boats that visit our scenic shores.
The facility is home to 144 residents, with 105 residing in the main building and the additional 39 residing at Cara House. The main building consists of four units; Joseph Hall, Munro Place, Theresa Terrace and MacEachern Place. Cara House consists of three units; Brown Manor, Fowler Hall and MacNeil Place. There are 70 private rooms, 31 in the main building and 39 at Cara House. There are 37 semi-privates which are all located in the main building. Dietary needs are met through one main kitchen and three serveriesí. Meals are served in the dining areas on each unit.
Residents of the Guest Home enjoy many social events and have opportunity to participate in many activities. There is a main lounge, a lounge on each unit, family room and a hairdressing shop in each building.
ladies auxiliary operate a canteen on a daily basis and there are
hairdressing services available as well.
The Northside Community Guest Home prides itself in its high level of care and accommodations it provides for its residents.