Media Advisory: Grand Opening of the first buildings of CAMH's bold redevelopment and 10th Anniversary celebration



    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - On June 26, 2008, The Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH) marks its 10th anniversary with the Grand Opening of the
first phase of the redevelopment of its historic Queen Street site -- an
award-winning project which will transform a stigmatized psychiatric facility
into a mixed-use 'urban village.' Four specially-designed new buildings for
CAMH client care, a newly created street and a public park will be inaugurated
during a street festival celebration featuring musical entertainment, guided
tours of the new facilities and an extreme ribbon cutting ceremony.

    When and Where
    Thursday June 26 at 11 am.
    Western edge of the CAMH site at 1001 Queen Street West between
    Ossington Ave. and Dovercourt Road.

    The formal ceremony will begin at 11AM. Remarks will be given by:

    Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion
    Olivia Chow, MP Trinity-Spadina
    Rosario Marchese, MPP Trinity Spadina
    Adam Vaughan, Toronto City Councillor
    Taborah Johnson, Canadian Radio personality
    Peter Smith, Artist and former CAMH Client
    Dr. Paul Garfinkel, President and CEO, CAMH
    Paul Beeston, Chair of the Board of Trustees, CAMH

    Photo op:
    Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion will take part in a
    ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    Media tours:
    Will begin at 12 PM, following the formal program.

    Media please note:
    CAMH clients cannot be identified by the media without their consent.
    Please check in at the media table upon arrival (south west corner of
    White Squirrel Way at Queen St.).

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest
mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's
leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH is
fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
    CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development,
prevention and health promotion to transform the lives of people affected by
mental health and addiction issues.
    CAMH was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of the Clarke Institute
of Psychiatry, the Addiction Research Foundation, the Donwood Institute and
Queen Street Mental Health Centre.

    
    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/
    





For further information:

For further information: Michael Torres, Media Relations, CAMH at (416)
595-6015


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