CAMH announces Temerty Discovery Centre for mental health research

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Rendering of the Temerty Discovery Centre at CAMH. (CNW Group/Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Ontario Construction News staff writer

A new Temerty Discovery Centre is under construction at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

The project is part of the fourth and final phase in a 25-year redevelopment plan. When complete, it will be a state-of-the-art facility for brain and mental illness researchers.

With 385,000 square feet of collaborative space, the centre will bring research programs under one roof, home to about two-thirds of CAMH’s more than 1,400 research staff. The new space will enable CAMH to increase the number of research scientists, staff, students and trainees by 43 per cent.

“The Temerty family have been long-time champions for CAMH and mental health,” said Sarah Downey, president & CEO, CAMH. “We are grateful that they have continued to invest in groundbreaking mental health research that leads to better mental health care and outcomes for all. The Temerty Discovery Centre is more than a building—it’s a beacon of hope for people living with mental illness around the world.”

For more than a decade, the Temerty family has helped enhance mental health research and care at CAMH, establishing the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention at CAMH in 2012—which has since become a world leader in brain stimulation treatment, research and training.

“My family and I are immensely proud to support CAMH and the Temerty Discovery Centre. We’ve seen the impact of our investments on the life-saving work CAMH is doing in therapeutic brain stimulation,” said Jim Temerty.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

“The Temerty Discovery Centre will make a difference in the lives of the people CAMH serves now and for generations to come,” said Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, CAMH Foundation. “Thank you to the Temerty family and all those who have supported it for helping CAMH build a future where no one is left behind.”

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