Companies Shortlisted for Etobicoke General Hospital Redevelopment

ETOBICOKE, ON, March 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System announced three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new Phase 1 Patient Tower Project at Etobicoke General Hospital.

Based on an open, competitive request for qualifications process that began in October 2014, three teams were shortlisted and will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in April 2015. Each of the teams includes a developer, design/builder, finance group and a facility maintenance provider:

  • EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare
    • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
    • Design: CannonDesign Ltd.
    • Construction: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
    • Facilities management: Johnson Controls Canada L.P
    • Financial advisor: CIBC World Markets Inc.
  • Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership
    • Developer: Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II LP and DIF Infra 3 Canada Ltd.
    • Design: HDR Inc.
    • Construction: Walsh Canada
    • Facilities management: Cofely Services Inc.
    • Financial advisor: Brookfield Financial Corp.
  • Plenary Health
    • Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd and PCL Investments Canada Inc.
    • Design: RTKL Associates Inc. and NORR Architects Engineers Planners
    • Construction: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
    • Facilities management: Honeywell Limited
    • Financial advisor: RBC Capital Markets

The Phase 1 Patient Tower Project, involving the construction of a new four-storey wing, will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the existing facility and house the services most urgently needed by the Etobicoke community. Some project features include:

  • a larger, state-of-the-art emergency department to support best practices
  • an ICU/CCU that is nearly four times larger than the current space
  • larger patient rooms that are filled with natural light and provide privacy and space to accommodate family members
  • a maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized Level II nursery
  • an ambulatory procedures unit featuring procedure/operating rooms, pre- and post-op preparation and recovery areas and dedicated clinic spaces, including a respiratory clinic

The project will focus on sustainable design and construction with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (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 William Osler Health System are working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on the hospital's expansion, which will see Etobicoke General Hospital remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable. 


Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

"The milestone reached today is a tremendous leap forward in realizing the vision for a state-of-the-art hospital that provides quality healthcare in the community of Etobicoke for generations to come."

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

"We are pleased with the progress being made as we collaboratively plan and develop the new Etobicoke General Hospital together. This important project will enhance patient care and strengthen health-care delivery for the local community."

Juan Carranza, Vice Chair, William Osler Health System

"This is an exciting time for health care in Etobicoke and the surrounding area. As Osler reaches another milestone in this project, we are moving even closer to the completion of a new, state-of-the-art wing that is set to transform Etobicoke General Hospital. This will help expand access to programs and services – like emergency and women's and children's care — that are needed most by this growing community."

Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System

"This announcement represents a vital next step in the progress of our Etobicoke General redevelopment project, and a tremendous step forward for our growing community. Our new wing will provide the best in diagnostics, treatment and technology to serve the community's most urgent health-care needs, support the delivery of world class emergency care and help us establish centres of excellence in high-priority areas."

Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation

"We are proud to be part of a community that rallied to transform health care for their families, friends and neighbours when they built Etobicoke General Hospital. And every day, for almost 42 years, this community has believed in the future of this hospital. Now, by working together, we can build on our proud history of community support for Etobicoke General and position Osler to be on the leading-edge of health care delivery in this province."


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. Infrastructure Ontario 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.

William Osler Health System is a hospital system "Accredited with Exemplary Standing" that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Osler's emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation builds and fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System's capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness.

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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

For further information: Nancy Kuyumcu, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-327-5764; Cara Francis, William Osler Health System, 905-494-2120 ext. 59467

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