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University of Ottawa Heart Institute - Cardiac Life Support Services Redevelopment

Project Type:
BF - Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Health Care
Contract Value:
$135 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$18.7 million

About the Project

  • The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is an academic health science centre dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. The project will expand the facility to accommodate the changing needs of the area resulting from shifting demographics and technological advancements, and will improve access to high quality, specialized cardiac services for residents in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network region.


  • Request for Qualifications
    Sep 19, 2013
  • Short-list Bidders Selected
    Feb 21, 2014
  • Request for Proposals
    Mar 21, 2014
  • Winning Bidder Selected
    Nov 28, 2014
  • Construction Begins
    Dec 01, 2014
  • Construction Ends
    Jan 18, 2020

Latest News

Winning Bidder

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.


New construction at the facility will:

  • Add five floors of clinical and in-patient services  
  • Expand support services such as biomedical engineering and data services 
  • Add approximately 146,000 square feet of space, 90,000 of which will house life support services such as cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery and the cardiac surgery intensive care unit 

Redevelopment work at the existing facility will:  

  • Include renovation of approximately 60,000 square feet of space  
  • Provide support services for the heart catheterization/electrophysiology suite, surgical suite and the cardiac
  • Intensive care unit  
  • Relocate the cardiac imaging suite

Terms of Use

These project documents are being made available on this website for informational purposes only. Neither Infrastructure Ontario nor the University of Ottawa Heart Institute makes any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content or form of these documents.

Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, in their sole and absolute discretion, may choose to make available on this website amendments, revisions, modifications or replacements to these documents. These documents remain open for further revision, modification, replacement or cancellation by Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at any time and in no event shall either Infrastructure Ontario or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on the content of these documents.