- A Division of Toronto East Health Network -
Phase 1 New Patient Care Tower Project 

TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, shortlisted three companies to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project at the hospital. 

Based on a request for qualifications process that began in June 2016, the following companies were shortlisted: 

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH)

  • Design Build: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
  • Design Team: B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital

PCL Partnership

  • Design Build: PCL Constructor Canada Inc.
  • Design Team: Parkin Architects Limited and WZMH Architects
  • Financial Advisor: TD Securities

Walsh Toronto East Health Partners

  • Design Build: Walsh Canada (Walsh)
  • Design Team: Perkins + Will and Cumulus Architects
  • Financial Advisor: Walsh Infrastructure Canada Ltd. (WIC)

The project involves the construction of a new eight-story patient care tower and separate three-story connection, as well as demolition of some existing space and renovations to the existing hospital. Approximately 550,000 square feet of the hospital will be redeveloped, including:

  • 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 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. 

As part of an ongoing fair, open and transparent procurement process, the shortlisted companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued in early 2017.

Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history-about $160 billion over 12 years-which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Quick Facts

  • IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working closely with Michael Garron Hospital 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.


Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The milestone reached today is a tremendous leap forward in realizing the vision for an expanded state-of-the-art hospital that provides quality healthcare for patients of East Toronto for generations to come.”

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“Once completed, the Michael Garron Hospital will be able to provide improved service and care with a new patient care tower and renovations to the rest of the hospital. Better health care with smart investments is a priority for our government.” 

Sarah Downey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Garron Hospital
“We're really looking forward to working with these exceptional teams on the next stage in our redevelopment journey. Our project, which includes the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre as well as renovations to the existing facility, will help Michael Garron Hospital to continue providing exceptional care, treatment and support to residents of the east Toronto for generations to come.” 

Ehren Cory, Divisional President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
“Infrastructure Ontario is proud to work with Michael Garron Hospital on this redevelopment project. We have a very strong track record of delivering projects safely and effectively and we look forward to continuing that track record with the delivery of this project.”

Learn More

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


Adam Cotter
Infrastructure Ontario

Hannah Ward
Michael Garron Hospital
416-469-6580 x 2164

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