BROCKVILLE-Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital (BGH) have announced EllisDon is the preferred proponent to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital.

EllisDon was selected after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals (RFP) process that began in May 2017.

IO and BGH will now work to finalize contract details with EllisDon. The project is expected to reach financial close in March 2018, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set. The contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close. Construction is expected to begin shortly after.

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 98 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


“Selecting a developer is an important step in redeveloping Brockville General Hospital. This project will offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of this growing community, such as mental health and addiction, complex continuing care, palliative care and rehabilitation, and will make a real difference for patients in the Brockville area."
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“We are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of people across the province while creating jobs and building up the economy. This state-of-the-art hospital will increase access to care and improve health care outcomes for people in the region.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

"With ground-breaking scheduled in just a few short months, this is an exciting time for health care in Leeds Grenville. Together, with our local health partners and with the significant support of the Ontario government, we are transforming this hospital for patient and families, staff, physicians and volunteers.  This positions BGH for a very bright future.”
Nick Vlacholias, President and CEO, Brockville General Hospital

“Our partners, including the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Infrastructure Ontario, have shown their commitment to health care in Brockville and throughout Leeds Grenville. Without this collaboration and dedication, we would not see this exciting project become a reality. Thank you for your promise to our community's health and prosperity.”
Jim Cooper, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Brockville General Hospital

“We look forward to working with Brockville General Hospital and EllisDon, the preferred proponent, to finalize the details of an agreement that will ensure the Hospital and community receive a complete and high-quality facility for the contracted cost.” 
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

Media Contacts

Michaela MacPherson
Infrastructure Ontario

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