Construction has started on a new and modern patient tower expansion at Michael Garron Hospital in East York, according to a report from Urban Toronto.
The $436.2 million investment from the Ontario government will support construction of a new eight-story patient care tower along with a three-story building to connect the existing hospital.
Built by EllisDon and designed by B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects, the expansion of the 89-year old hospital is designed to reduce patient wait times while increasing the facility’s capacity to conduct research and serve the community. Redevelopment of the mental health inpatient unit, renal, cardiac and chest care clinics along with investment in state-of-the-art equipment and technology are included in the plans.
Construction is expected to be completed in fall of 2023.