Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

CAMH---Gateway-southeast-corner---labelled-profileLocation: Toronto

Project Type: DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain

Infrastructure Type: Health Care

Price of Contract: $293 million

Estimated Value for Money: $51.2 million

About the Project:  

  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health project is part of the first phase of a 10-year, three-phase redevelopment plan for the CAMH Queen Street site in Toronto.
  • Phase 1B of the CAMH site redevelopment will transform the site with the construction of three new buildings.


Project Status


April 30, 2012


December 16, 2009


October 16, 2009 Carillion Health Solutions; Developer: Carillion; Design: Stantec Architecture; Construction: Carillion; Facility Management: Carillion; Financial Advisor: Scotia Capital


January 15, 2009


October 29, 2008


June 27, 2008


Project Features

  • The Intergenerational Wellness Centre will be a client care building for the centre’s Child, Youth & Family and Geriatric Mental Health programs
  • The Gateway Building will house outpatient programming, administration and facility support services
  • The Utilities and Parking Building will contain meeting rooms and offices, a new central plant and parking facilities

Community and Green Benefits

  • CAMH’s Addictions Program will be fully integrated at the Queen Street site and no longer split between different locations, leading to increased collaboration between CAMH staff and better results for clients, particularly those that have both disorders concurrently
  • CAMH’s geriatric program and its child and youth programs will be brought together to advance CAMH’s vision of an integrated, client-centred model of care
  • CAMH will provide clinical training for physicians, nurses and allied health care workers in its new facilities
  • The new CAMH buildings will be designed and built to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards, the first hospital facility in Ontario to seek this standard

The new CAMH facilities will:

  • Utilize regional materials and recycled content during the construction phase
  • Optimize energy performance by implementing a central energy plant
  • Incorporate a high reflective roof system in accordance with the ENERGY STAR rating system
  • Ensure improved indoor environmental quality through the use of low emitting materials and implementation of a detailed indoor air quality management plan
  • Provide alternative fuel vehicular parking, adequate space for bicycle storage and shower facilities for staff to reduce the project’s carbon footprint
  • Implement a landscape plan that eliminates potable water consumption for planting
  • Provide an improved tree canopy on site to reduce the heat island effect at the pedestrian level

Economic Benefits

  • At the peak of construction, an estimated 350 workers will be on site daily. Labour will largely be drawn from the Greater Toronto Area.

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