CAMH to kick off next phase of unique redevelopment

    Phase 1B Project Sign to be revealed Tuesday June 9 at 10 a.m. at
    1001 Queen St. West

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, Ontario's Minister of Energy and
Infrastructure, George Smitherman, will be joining CAMH President and CEO Dr.
Paul Garfinkel to officially kick-off the next phase of CAMH's Queen Street
redevelopment project.
    Phase 1B of the redevelopment project will deliver three new buildings
and continue the transformation of CAMH's historical site from an
institutional campus into a mixed-use urban village centred on client care.
    The highlight of CAMH's next phase will be the Intergenerational Wellness
Centre, which will include 12 new beds for youth aged from 14 to 18 who are
dealing with both mental health and addictions issues, a vulnerable and
high-needs group. These beds are the first in their kind in Toronto and
reflect CAMH's commitment to extending high-quality care towards under
serviced groups. Also housed in the new building will be the Geriatric Mental
Health Program, which combines 48 in-patient beds with a suite of outpatient
programming and supports.
    Joining CAMH clients, staff and guests to usher in the next phase will be
John Hunkin, CAMH Foundation Chair; Minister of Energy and Infrastructure,
George Smitherman; and CAMH President and CEO Dr. Paul Garfinkel.
    Sean Winger and Nicholas Osborne (representing youth and seniors
respectively), will share their inspiring stories of recovery.

    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
combines clinical care, research, education, policy development, prevention
and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental
health and addiction issues.

For further information:

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

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