Montgomery Sisam Perkins+Will working in joint venture has been selected to lead the planning, design, and compliance aspects of a new children's treatment centre that is a part of Hamilton Health Sciences' McMaster Children's Hospital. The project will be built on Wellington Street near Barton Street, across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre.  

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is funding this project to bring together under one roof four programs currently located at Hamilton Health Sciences' Chedoke campus. The new  site will provide:

  •  Autism Spectrum Disorders services 
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Program 
  • Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation services  
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic services 

Together, these programs accommodate 70,000 visits annually for patients from infancy to 17 years of age, and older for the orthotics and prosthetics programs. This new facility will provide family-focused service and individualized programming, depending on the needs of the child and family.

Highlights of the project will include fully accessible design and construction, an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space. 

The planning, design and compliance (PDC) team will prepare key documents that will establish the guidelines and performance requirements that the successful building team must meet when preparing its designs. The PDC team will also monitor construction progress and provide coordination and oversight during the commissioning and completion of the project. 

Once the planning, design and compliance aspects are completed, the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario will issue a request for qualifications for a company to design, build and finance the project, using the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model. Under this model, risks associated with the design, construction and financing of complex projects are transferred to the private sector. 

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services are working with Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Children's Hospital to build the new facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable. 

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget.  It also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management, and provides the public sector and not-for­profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.  

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Ted McMeekin, MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale 

“The addition of the new facility to our community will be another example of our government's ongoing commitment to establish Hamilton as a leader in providing a broad spectrum of health care supports for children and their families.”  

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Children and Youth Services

"Providing services for children in one location designed specifically for their needs will mean better care for families. I'm proud of the McGuinty government's commitment to specialized facilities that give families better access to high quality care when and where they need it most.” 

Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, President McMaster Children's Hospital 

“The new building will ensure that staff and physicians are able to provide excellent quality of care in a facility that is tailored and designed for the needs of children and their families.” 


Mandy Downes    Agnes Bongers

Infrastructure Ontario Hamilton Health Sciences,  

(416) 327-5246 McMaster Children's Hospital 

(905) 521-2100 ext. 76056 

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