GTA Construction Report staff writer
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) say that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare is the preferred proponent to design, build and finance a major redevelopment project, which includes a new patient care tower at the former Toronto East General Hospital.
Three teams – EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, PCL Partnership and Walsh Toronto East Health Partners — submitted bids.
The preferred proponent team includes:
- Design Build: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
- Design Team: B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects
- Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
IO and MGH will now work to finalize contract details with EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare. The project is expected to reach financial close in early 2018, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed, the contract and local share amounts can be announced and a financing rate has been set, IO says in a news release.
The project involves the construction of a new eight-story patient care tower and three-story connection, as well as demolition of some existing space and renovations to the existing hospital. The project will add up to approximately 550,000 sq. ft. to the existing hospital. xThere also will be renovations for approximately 100,000 sq. ft.