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January 12, 2018

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare selected for Michael Garron Hospital redevelopment project

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare has been selected to design, build, and finance the redevelopment of East York’s Michael Garron Hospital (MGH).

Following a rigorous 10-month design and evaluation period, Infrastructure Ontario and the local hospital announced the news on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

“Today marks a tremendous milestone for our community. Our main hospital campus, which has been serving east Toronto since 1929, is aging and due for a major renewal. Our redevelopment will make a significant difference to patients, neighbours, staff, physicians and volunteers,” Sarah Downey, MGH’s president and CEO, said in a news release.

“The design embraces our rich history, incorporates best practices and paves the way for our continued success delivering outstanding care. We look forward to working with EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare to reach a final contract and begin construction on this monumental project. Together we will build more than just a hospital. Our campus will be transformed into a community hub that not only creates health but is able to support individuals to live to their full potential throughout the continuum of care.”

Just under a year ago, Walsh Toronto East Health Partners, PCL Partnership, and EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare were shortlisted to bid on the complex project, which is being delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.

Last spring and summer, staff at MGH, a division of Toronto East Health Network, held a number of meetings and planning sessions with the three bidders, which were all were chosen through a Request for Qualifications process that looked at their design and construction capability, experience, and the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. In the end, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, which is comprised of EllisDon Design Build Inc. (design build), B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects (design team), and EllisDon Capital (financial adviser), came out on top.

In total, approximately 550,000 square feet of Michael Garron Hospital will be redeveloped.

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