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Next phase of CAMH redevelopment begins

When completed, the redevelopment will include two new buildings with approximately 600,000 sq. ft. of space.


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Rendering CAMH’s new McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre (source: CAMH).

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto has held the official groundbreaking for the next phase of its Queen Street Redevelopment Project.

When construction is completed, two new buildings with approximately 600,000 sq. ft. of space will feature 235 inpatient beds, a 24/7 Emergency Department, a 300-seat auditorium, a unique ‘therapeutic neighbourhood’ for patients, and more.

“As design-builder for the Plenary Health CAMH team, PCL is honoured to build CAMH’s innovative vision for the largest phase of their campus redevelopment that will transform the way care is delivered, and influence the future of mental health and addictions treatment,” said Bruce Sonnenberg, vice-president and district manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto), in a media release.

“Today’s groundbreaking is the product of years of hard work and dedication in the service of transforming care for people with mental illness,” said CAMH president and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn in the release.

“Our new buildings will be so much more than walls, floors and ceilings.  They will be respectful and dignified places that promote healing and recovery.”

The Plenary Health CAMH team includes: developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. and PCL Investments Canada Inc.; design-builder-PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto); architect – Stantec Architecture Inc.; facilities management – ENGIE Services Inc. (formerly Cofely Services Inc.); and financial advisor – Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.

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Rendering of the new Crisis and Critical Care Building (source: CAMH)