Companies shortlisted for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1C project

TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance and maintain the facility's Phase 1C redevelopment project.

The three consortia were selected based on the criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in March 2015. Selection criteria included construction capability, experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The shortlisted teams are:

  • Plenary Health
    • Developers: Plenary Group and PCL Investments Canada Inc.
    • Constructor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
    • Architect: Stantec Architecture Inc.
    • Facilities Management: Cofely Services
    • Financial Advisor: TD Securities
  • FHBT Group
    • Developers: Fengate Capital Management, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America and Bondfield Construction Company Limited
    • Constructors: Bondfield Construction Company Limited and Turner Construction
    • Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects and IBI Architects
    • Facilities Management: Black & McDonald and HOCHTIEF Facility Management
    • Financial Advisor: National Bank Financial Markets
  • EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare
    • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
    • Constructor: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
    • Architect: CannonDesign Ltd.
    • Facilities Management: Johnson Controls Canada L.P.
    • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

The qualified teams will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in early 2016.

The redevelopment project will see the construction of two modern buildings along Queen Street West in Toronto that will integrate innovative treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks and the surrounding neighbourhood. The project will result in the new construction of approximately 600,000 square feet of new build space, which will include:

  • inpatient and outpatient clinical services for people with complex mental illness, including emergency care and therapeutic supports
  • research and educational facilities
  • information and resource facilities

The project will also see the extension of roads, parks and green space improvements and restoration of heritage structures around the facility.

The project will adhere to the guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of achieving the LEED® Silver certification. LEED buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with CAMH to expand the facility, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.

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Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This is an exciting milestone for this important project that will make a real difference in the lives of so many Ontarians who are experiencing mental health and addictions challenges.  CAMH is a national leader in providing excellent care and conducting groundbreaking research, and the redevelopment of these facilities is an example of our government's commitment to that work and the people they serve."  

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
"Investing in social infrastructure upgrades, like the CAMH redevelopment project, is something that our government continues to focus on across the province. This redevelopment will create local jobs, as well as stimulate the province's economy and provide Ontarians with better access to high quality healthcare."

Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"Infrastructure Ontario is proud to play an important role in delivering this state-of-the-art redevelopment at CAMH. This announcement is a significant milestone in the process to select the winning team to deliver this project."

Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH
"We are pleased to have reached this milestone in the process of selecting a partner to build the next phase of our visionary redevelopment project. The creation of two new facilities that will improve patient care, educate clinicians and promote the inclusion of people with mental illness makes our project special. We are gratified to have such strong proponents interested in working with us to further our goals."


IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement. IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.

CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

For further information: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Kate Richards, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 416-595-6015

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