TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael's Hospital announced today that Bondfield Construction has signed a fixed-price contract to design, build and finance the hospital's expansion and renovation project. Today's announcement signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and Bondfield Construction will begin to mobilize on site immediately.

Once completed, the project will include the construction of a new 17-storey patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, and the renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing space. The new Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower wing has been specifically designed to care for critically ill patients and with the renovations will provide a larger, more modern space, equipped to manage the hospital's current patient care volumes. The new space will include:

  • five new purpose-built, state-of-the-art operating rooms designed to incorporate medical imaging equipment such as MRIs, CT scanners and X-rays
  • enlarged, state-of-the-art facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology, coronary care and respirology
  • expansion of the current Emergency Department

The St. Michael's Hospital redevelopment project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process and Bondfield Construction submitted the proposal which delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers.

At the peak of construction there will be approximately 400 workers on site. Bondfield Construction estimates that approximately 95 per cent of the labour for the St. Michael's Hospital redevelopment project will come from the Greater Toronto area.

The contract commits Bondfield Construction to design, build and finance the St. Michael's Hospital expansion and redevelopment project for $301 million, which will be paid out at substantial completion. The contract guarantees a fixed price and a fixed delivery date for the expansion and redevelopment of the hospital.

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Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The expansion of St. Michael's Hospital is an important initiative, allowing the hospital to better manage high patient volumes in such a densely populated community of Ontario. This announcement is an example of our government's commitment to providing Ontarians with better access to state-of-the-art services that are closer to home.”

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
“This significant investment to expand and renovate St. Michael's Hospital will stimulate significant economic development in the local community, and provide high quality healthcare services to Ontarians for many years to come.”

Dr. Robert Howard, Chief Executive Officer, St. Michael's Hospital
“This building and redevelopment project will transform patient care at St. Michael's Hospital. Everything in the new Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower has been designed, using the best evidence available, to care for critically ill patients as we seek to become the premier critical care hospital in Canada. We're also looking forward to our new Emergency Department, which will be almost double in size. The current ED sees about 75,000 patients a year, one and a half times as many as it was designed for.”


IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with St. Michael's Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.

IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.


Adam Cotter
Infrastructure Ontario

Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital

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