MILTON, Ont. - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Halton Healthcare announced today that the Milton District Hospital expansion project has reached substantial completion, which means construction is now complete.

The Milton District Hospital expansion has been built to meet the increasing care needs of Canada's fastest growing community and accommodate new technologies that are changing the way hospital care is delivered. The expansion added 330,000 square feet of space to the existing 125,000 square foot hospital and will provide Milton residents with improved access to the hospital services they need, close to home.

With the achievement of this major milestone, Halton Healthcare now has full access to the expansion and will begin preparing the space for occupancy. The hospital is expected to begin providing patient care services in the new space in fall 2017.

Through this project, patients in Milton will benefit from:

  • Modern emergency, surgical services, medical/surgical inpatient units, intensive care, maternal newborn and diagnostic imaging.
  • Overall capacity increase from 63 to 129 inpatient beds.
  • Eighty per cent of the patient rooms in the expansion are single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and control and to provide increased patient privacy.
  • Addition of the hospital's first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.
  • Addition of a Level 2A Special Care Nursery for newborns who need special care and monitoring.

The Milton District Hospital expansion project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process. The Plenary Health team submitted the proposal that delivered the best value for Ontario taxpayers. The team is comprised of Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.; Design-Builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; Architects: B+H Architects, RTKL Associates; Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets; Facility Manager: Johnson Controls Canada LP. Construction began in May 2015.

Quick Facts

  • 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
  • According to Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Report on the Economy, every $1 spent on public infrastructure has been shown to increase GDP by $6 in the long term.
  • The project has been a significant economic opportunity for local suppliers and contractors. At the peak of construction there were approximately 600 workers on site daily, according to Plenary Health.
  • IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care worked with Halton Healthcare and Plenary Health to deliver the expansion project, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable. 
  • This design, build, finance and maintain project was delivered on time and on budget, using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.


Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Ontario is committed to investing in infrastructure projects that improve the lives of Ontarians, including increasing access to health care in the community. Today's announcement brings us another step closer to the expansion of Milton District Hospital, and ensuring that patients have access to high-quality health care where they need it most-closer to home.”

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“Expanding the Milton District Hospital is yet another example of our government's commitment to improved health care infrastructure to serve the province's most rapidly growing communities.”



Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
“Infrastructure Ontario was proud to partner with Halton Healthcare to deliver this important expansion of the Milton District Hospital. This project is another great example of what can be achieved through public-private partnerships.”

Denise Hardenne, President & CEO, Halton Healthcare
“We are incredibly excited about achieving this significant milestone and extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to the construction of this state-of-the-art hospital expansion. This project is a major step in the development and expansion of MDH and will provide increased capacity to meet the community's growing healthcare needs.  The months ahead are going to be fast-paced, exciting and challenging as we prepare ourselves, and this new facility, to provide exemplary patient experiences on opening day and for many years to come.”

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