TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a team to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project at the hospital.

The project involves the construction of a new eight-story patient care tower and three-story connection, as well as demolition of some existing space and renovations to the existing hospital. The project, which will add up to approximately 550,000 square feet to the existing hospital, involves:

  • Replacement of the oldest beds in the medical/surgical and rehabilitation units
  • Replacement of the mental health inpatient units for adult and child/youth care
  • Consolidation of ambulatory care and ambulatory procedures
  • Creation of two levels of underground parking and a new main entrance
  • Accommodation of other administrative and support services needed to support the clinical services

The project also involves renovation works of approximately 100,000 square feet of select areas within the existing hospital.

The redevelopment project will enable the delivery of efficient, accessible, high-quality patient care, while replacing some of the oldest spaces in the hospital.

The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. Submissions will be reviewed to shortlist teams with the design and construction experience, as well as the qualified personnel and financial capacity, to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Shortlisted teams will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be released in early 2017.

Quick Facts

  • IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working closely with Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) to redevelop the hospital, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
  • The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification for design excellence and sustainability.
  • 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 investment in public infrastructure in the province's history - about $160 billion over 12 years for projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. This investment is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province. In 2015, the government announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.


Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“High-quality, accessible healthcare is a priority for all Ontario families. The new patient care tower project at Michael Garron Hospital will enable more East Toronto residents to access quality healthcare services.”

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“This project demonstrates our government's commitment to the East Toronto community. Michael Garron Hospital's redevelopment will ensure improved access to high-quality health care for residents, while creating countless employment opportunities.”

Sarah Downey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Garron Hospital
“Today's announcement is an exciting milestone for the Michael Garron Hospital community. We're one step closer to making the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre a reality. This transformational project will help ensure that we continue providing high-quality care and specialist services to the residents of the east Toronto community for generations to come.”

Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
“We are pleased that the project has reached this first major milestone in our proven AFP procurement process. We look forward to selecting a winning team to deliver on this redevelopment and expansion that will benefit generations of Toronto residents.”

Learn More 
Infrastructure Ontario
Michael Garron Hospital, a division of Toronto East Health Network
Building Ontario: Our Infrastructure Plan


Cary Mignault
Infrastructure Ontario

Hannah Ward
Michael Garron Hospital
416-469-6580 ext. 2164

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