The provincial government says the request for proposal stage for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has closed, and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) expects to announce the winning team in early 2017, with construction to start shortly thereafter.
As much as $2 million from the sale of Green Bonds will be used to fund the CAMH redevelopment project, the provincial government said in a news release.
The project will result in the construction of the two buildings at its Queen West site that will integrate innovative treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks and the surrounding neighbourhood. With approximately 655,000 sq. ft. of new space, the redevelopment will include:
- Inpatient and outpatient clinical services for people with complex mental illness, including emergency care and therapeutic supports
- Research and educational facilities
- Patient and family recreation and resource facilities.
CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health.
The government says the project is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.
This project also involves site development work including new roads, temporary parking and the development of therapeutic gardens, as well as the demolition of two inpatient buildings.