BROCKVILLE - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Brockville General Hospital (BGH) have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital - Phase 2 Redevelopment project. 

The contract is valued at approximately $131.2 million, which reflects the substantial completion payment.

The selection of EllisDon is the result of an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process overseen by a third-party fairness advisor.

The project will consolidate programs and services currently offered at the Hospital's Garden and Charles Street sites to a single campus at the Charles Street site. The project involves a combination of new construction and renovations, including a new four-storey addition plus mechanical penthouse. At the completion of the project, the Hospital's capacity will increase by 22 beds.

EllisDon will now mobilize on site and construction will begin, with an expected substantial completion date of summer 2020. At the peak of construction, it is expected 250 workers will be on site, the majority of which will come from Eastern Ontario.

Improving access to better healthcare is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts

  • IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working closely with BGH to redevelop the Brockville General Hospital, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.
  • The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects, with a track record of being 96 per cent on budget to date.
  • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, visit

“Patients and families in the Brockville community will soon have better access to care as construction begins on a new patient tower at Brockville General Hospital. This project will provide essential health care services, such as mental health, complex continuing care, palliative care and rehabilitation, closer to home."
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“Today's announcement signals that we are ready to put shovels in the ground to start building phase two of the redevelopment of the Brockville General Hospital. This project demonstrates our government's commitment to renewing healthcare infrastructure across the province, creating meaningful jobs, and stimulating the local economy for a better tomorrow.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

I couldn't be more energized by today's announcement! With the contracts completed between BGH, Infrastructure Ontario and EllisDon, we are ready to move into the construction process. This will be an exciting time for everyone in Brockville and across Leeds Grenville. But like any renovation or construction project, I know this will also be a time of change. I'd like to thank our patients, staff, neighbours and community for their support as BGH builds for a very bright future!
Nick Vlacholias, President and CEO, Brockville General Hospital

Today is proof of the relentless commitment from BGH, our community and our government towards healthcare in Leeds Grenville. With this tower, BGH is renewing its promise to patient care by enhancing specialised programs, including palliative care, complex continuing care, rehabilitation and mental health services. Because of this major investment, BGH will be positioned to care for our community into the future. Now, let's build!
Jim Cooper, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Brockville General Hospital

Infrastructure Ontario's open and competitive AFP process resulted in a great bid that delivers value for taxpayers. We look forward to working with our partners, BGH and EllisDon, to deliver this important project safely and effectively.
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

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Michaela MacPherson
Infrastructure Ontario

Abby McIntyre
Brockville General Hospital
613-345-5649 Ext. 1504

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