Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation have released a request for proposals inviting three shortlisted consortia to submit proposals to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children's Treatment Centre.  

The shortlisted teams were chosen following rigorous evaluations based on a competitive request for qualifications process that began in September 2012. They all include companies with proven experience and capabilities in financing, designing and constructing large and complex projects.  They are: 

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.: 

PCL - Constructor

TD Securities - Financial Advisor

Stantec - Architect 


Integrated Team Solutions (ITS): 

  • EllisDon - Constructor 
  • Fengate Capital - Financial Advisor 
  • B+H - Architect 
  • McCallum Sather - Architect 
  • Kids Health Infrastructure Solutions: 


  • Carillion Canada Inc. - Constructor 
  • Investec Capital - Financial Advisor 
  • Zeidler Partnership - Architect 
  • Mitchell Architects - Architect 
  • The successful team is expected be selected and announced in fall 2013. A copy of the request for proposals will be available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at


    The new treatment centre will be constructed on Wellington Street across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. It will be fully accessible and will include an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space. The new site will bring together a number of programs that are currently located at Hamilton Health Sciences' Chedoke site, including:  

    • 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. The new centre will provide the space to accommodate the delivery of patient and family-focused service and individualized programming.  

      The project is proceeding under Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model, which transfers the risks associated with designing, constructing, and financing the facility to the private sector. 

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

      Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion dollars, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion dollars. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province. 

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      Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services 

      “Through this redevelopment project, children and their families will have better access to the care they need close to home in comfortable surroundings. We are another step closer to meeting our goal of expanding health care services in the local community.” 

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

      “Today's announcement demonstrates the government's commitment to providing our health care partners with the resources they need to treat some of the most vulnerable in our community. It's heartening to see this important project continue to move forward.” 

      Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, President McMaster Children's Hospital 

      “We are excited to enter the next phase of the building project. The new facility will help transform care for children and youth in our community.” 


      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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