Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C Redevelopment

Project Type:
DBFM – Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Health Care
Contract Value:
$685 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$105 million

About the Project:

  • The redevelopment project will see the construction of two modern buildings along Queen Street West that will integrate innovative treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks and the surrounding neighbourhood.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Mar 13, 2015
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Aug 05, 2015
  • Request for Proposals:
    Feb 19, 2016
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Mar 02, 2017
  • Construction Begins:
    Oct 26, 2017
  • Construction Ends:


The project will result in the new construction of approximately 655,000 square feet of new build space, which will include:

  • inpatient and outpatient clinical services for people with complex mental illness, including emergency care and therapeutic supports
  • research and educational facilities
  • information and resource facilities

The project will also involve the extension of roads, parks and green space improvements and restoration of heritage structures.

Community and Green Benefits

  • Redevelopment plans to target LEED Silver and meets City of Toronto Green Development Standards. 
  • Park improvements for Shaw Street Open Space, Adelaide Street Open Space, and Block D Open Space. 
  • Active ground floor spaces with retail and publicly accessible uses along the Queen Street frontage. 
  • Sidewalk and streetscape improvements along Queen Street.

Economic Benefits

The CAMH Phase 1C project is a significant economic opportunity for local suppliers and contractors. At the peak of construction, Plenary Health CAMH estimates that more than 400 workers will be on site daily.

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