IO selects short list for new Michael Garron Hospital patient care tower

micahel garron hospital
A historic day in Toronto East thanks to a historic $50M donation from Berna and Myron Garron in honour of their son, Michael. (CNW Group/Toronto East General Hospital)

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three companies to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project at the hospital.

The shortlisted group includes:

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH)

Design Build: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
Design Team: B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects
Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital

PCL Partnership

Design Build: PCL Constructor Canada Inc.
Design Team: Parkin Architects Limited and WZMH Architects
Financial Advisor: TD Securities

Walsh Toronto East Health Partners

Design Build: Walsh Canada
Design Team: Perkins + Will and Cumulus Architects
Financial Advisor: Walsh Infrastructure Canada Ltd.

Teams will have approximately six months to prepare RFP submissions. Once the submissions are received, IO and Michael Garron Hospital will evaluate them and select the successful bidder. The winning bidder is expected to be announced in November 2017, with construction expected to begin in early 2018.

The project involves the construction of a new eight-story patient care tower and three-story podium, as well as demolition of some existing wings and selected renovations to the existing hospital at the connection points. Approximately 550,000 sq. ft. of the hospital will be redeveloped, including:

  • Replacement of the oldest beds in the medical/surgical and rehabilitation unit;
  • Replacement of the mental health inpatient units for adult and child/youth care;
  • Consolidation of ambulatory care and ambulatory procedures
  • Creation of two levels of underground parking and a new main entrance
  • Accommodation of other administrative and support services needed to support the clinical services
  • The project also involves renovation of approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of select areas within the existing hospital.

The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.


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