The very idea of Vinius Manor came in 1978.

A group of Lithuanian retirees gathered at Lithuanian House, in Toronto, with a vision that Lithuanians 55+ should have their own residential/retirement building. The Lithuanian Senior Citizens Inc. (TLPK) was formed and under the leadership and perseverance of Chairmen and the pensioners club funds and Federal Funding, Vinius Manor opened in 1982.

From a plot of ground remaining from the construction of the Keele Subway Station and purchased from the City of Toronto the 116 apartment building with two commercial properties below became a home to older Lithuanians.

In 2004, the government granted the building "Lithuanian Heritage Status".