Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1B redevelopment project attracts industry interest



    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) announced today the short-listed companies
that will be invited to participate in the request for proposals stage to
design, build, finance and maintain the Centre's Phase 1B capital
redevelopment project.
    CAMH's Phase 1B project includes over 450,000 square feet of new
construction at its 27-acre Queen Street West, Toronto, site. As part of the
project, an existing administrative building will be demolished to make way
for three new buildings. This project will continue the makeover of 1001 Queen
Street West from an institutional campus to a community setting for client
care. It will fully integrate CAMH's addiction program at one site, and
support increased collaboration.

    
    The new facilities will:

    -  provide capacity for 12 new beds - the first of their kind in Toronto
       - for youth dealing with mental health and addictions issues;
    -  house the Geriatric Mental Health Program, which combines 48 in-
       patient beds with a suite of outpatient programming and supports; and
    -  improve client access to CAMH's programs by integrating them into the
       emerging Queen Street hub.

    Based on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in June
2008, five companies were pre-qualified for the project. Following
evaluations, three companies were short-listed and will be invited to submit
proposals for the project in late 2008. The short-listed companies include:

    -  Integrated Team Solutions - EllisDon Corporation, LPF Infrastructure
       Fund, Fengate Capital, Honeywell Limited - Facilities Management, RBC
       Capital Markets and Parkin Architects Limited and Architecture+ (joint
       venture).
    -  Plenary Health - PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Johnson Controls,
       Plenary Group, B+H Architects.
    -  Carillion Canada Inc. - Vanbots Construction Corporation, Carillion
       Services, Scotia Capital and Stantec Architecture Ltd., Architects.

    The remaining two pre-qualified companies will act as reserves to replace
any of the short-listed companies should they be unable to participate in the
request for proposals stage. The remaining pre-qualified companies being held
in reserve include:

    -  Queen West Partners - Aecon Concessions, Black and McDonald, CIT
       Energy and Infrastructure, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc. and
       IBI Group Architects (joint venture)
    -  Aspire/Meridiam - Walbridge-Aldinger, Dalkia Canada Inc., KPMG and
       Farrow Partnership Architects Inc.
    

    "This marks an important milestone for CAMH," said George Smitherman,
Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. "With significant
investments in health care, we now have more than 100 new and existing
hospitals in various stages of expansion and upgrade across Ontario. This CAMH
project will enhance the quality of life and quality of care for families
across the province that rely on the specialized care that's provided by
CAMH."
    "This is a clear sign of the government's commitment to make the
management of mental health a key health care priority," said David Caplan,
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. "Once complete, the CAMH redevelopment
will transform the face of addiction and mental health treatment, with a safe,
comfortable and welcoming environment that empowers clients and staff."
    "This announcement brings us another step closer to realizing our vision
of a revitalized hub for Canada's leading mental health and addiction
institution set within a genuine community setting - the new frontier of
health care," said Dr. Paul Garfinkel, CAMH President and CEO.
    Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with CAMH to build the new facilities, which will remain publicly
owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable. Infrastructure Ontario is
a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some of the province's larger and
more complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built on time
and on budget.
    Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

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For further information:

For further information: Amy Tang, Minister's Office, Energy and
Infrastructure, (416) 327-6747; Mandy Downes, Infrastructure Ontario, (416)
327-5246; R. Christopher Edey, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),
(416) 535-8501, Ext. 3248


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