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EllisDon group preferred proponent for Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital redevelopment

January 3, 2018

The project involves constructing an eight-story patient care tower and three-story connection, as well as renovations to the existing hospital.


Rendering of the Michael Garron Hospital project (source: Infrastructure Ontario)

Infrastructure Ontario and Michael Garron Hospital in East Toronto have announced that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance a major redevelopment project which includes a new eight-storey patient care tower at Michael Garron Hospital, formerly Toronto East General Hospital.

The EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare team includes:

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

Expected to achieve a LEED Silver certification, the project involves the construction of the 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 and also involves renovation works of approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of select areas within the existing hospital.


“Our main hospital campus, which has been serving east Toronto since 1929, is aging and due for a major renewal. Our redevelopment will make a significant difference to patients, neighbours, staff, physicians and volunteers,” said Sarah Downey, president and CEO of Michael Garron Hospital, in an Infrastructure Ontario media release.

“We look forward to working with EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare to reach a final contract and begin construction on this monumental project. Together we will build more than just a hospital. Our campus will be transformed into a community hub that not only creates health but is able to support individuals to live to their full potential throughout the continuum of care.”



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