Short-listed construction teams invited to bid on Centre for Addiction and Mental Health project

    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Plans to transform the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH) took another step forward today when the hospital and
Infrastructure Ontario released a request for proposals (RFP) to design,
build, finance and maintain CAMH's Phase 1B capital redevelopment project.
    Phase 1B 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 staff
    Phase 1B includes demolition of an existing building and construction of
three new buildings, designed to meet the needs of people requiring mental
health and addiction services. The facilities will include:

    -   12 new beds - the first of their kind in Toronto - for youth and
        family dealing with mental health and addictions issues;
    -   the Geriatric Mental Health Program, which combines 48 in-patient
        beds with a suite of outpatient programming and supports; and
    -   outpatient services for CAMH's Addiction and Mood and Anxiety

    "This project is one of many in our government's $30-billion plus
investment plan to modernize public infrastructure while ensuring value for
taxpayer dollars," said George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of
Energy and Infrastructure. "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."
    The three building teams short-listed to design, build, finance and
maintain the new facility are:

    -   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., Innisfree,
        Johnson Controls, Plenary Group, B+H Architects.

    -   Carillion Canada Inc. - Vanbots Construction Corporation, Carillion
        Services, Scotia Capital and Stantec Architecture Ltd., Architects.

    A request for qualifications issued in June 2008, short-listed the three
building teams with the development, design, construction, financial, and
facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and
    Once submissions to the RFP are received and reviewed, a winning project
team will be selected and announced in late fall 2009; construction is
scheduled to begin in early 2010. A copy of the RFP is available on
Infrastructure Ontario's website.
    "The release of the RFP is an important milestone for CAMH and one that
demonstrates our government's commitment to providing resources and facilities
to serve the health care needs of people across Ontario," said David Caplan,
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
    "We are really excited to take this next step in the transformation of
the Queen Street site. This project will enable us to improve the quality of
life of our clients, and the quality of care that we provide," 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.
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For further information:

For further information: Contacts: 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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