Bridgepoint Health

Bridgepoint-from-SSW-profile2Location: Toronto 

Project Type: DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain

Infrastructure Type: Health Care

Price of Contract: $622 million
Estimated Value for Money: $95 million


About the Project:

  • The new Bridgepoint Hospital will be built in Riverdale, at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East.
  • The new hospital will create a “campus of care,” integrating patient care, research and teaching in complex chronic disease and disability.
  • The neighbouring historic Don Jail will be preserved and repurposed bringing together world-class clinical, education, and research talent.
  • The main entrance will be publicly accessible, the Rotunda will be restored to its original beauty, and some cells and the gallows will be preserved for historical purposes.


Project Status


March 01, 2013


August 11, 2009


August 12, 2009 Plenary Health Bridgepoint: Plenary Group, Innisfree, HDR Architects/Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Johnson Controls Inc., and RBC Capital Markets.


July 29, 2008


April 09, 2008


November 26, 2007


Project Features

  • Construction of a new 10-storey, 464 bed and 680,000 square foot hospital
  • Independent living space for patients
  • A washroom in each patient room for enhanced infection prevention and control
  • Increased ambulatory space for outpatient/community programming
  • Larger rooms with modern technologies for more bedside procedures
  • MOre natural light
  • Double the amount of square footage for therapy space, including a state-of-the-art therapy area on each floor for easy access
  • A new in-ground therapy pool that is triple the size of the existing above-ground pool
  • Double the number of patient lounges
  • More room for specialized wheelchairs, letting patients regain their independence in their own space
  • Bright, open dining rooms and common areas for visiting and recreational activities
  • New areas open to the public, including a cafeteria, auditorium, retail shops, library, Internet café, rooftop garden and labyrinth terrace

Community and Green Benefits

  • Designed and built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
  • Will consume less energy than former hospital
  • Use 20 per cent less potable water than former hospital
  • Use storm-water runoff from the roof for landscape irrigation
  • Support alternative transportation options by providing:
    • preferred parking for carpools
    • amenities for cyclists (storage, showers and expanded staff change rooms)
  • Maximize the use of natural light
  • Divert at least 75 per cent of construction waste away from landfill by recycling or salvaging construction materials

Economic Benefits

  • An estimated 500 to 600 workers will be on site daily at the peak of construction and labour will largely be drawn from the Greater Toronto Area

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