Over one century after the opening of Women's College Hospital, the rebuilding of the hospital near Bay and College is closing in on the final stages of its complete redevelopment. Designed by Perkins Eastman Black and IBI Group Architects, the $350M 400k square foot facility consists of an L-shaped reinforced concrete nine-storey structure surrounding a two-storey steel-frame pavilion fronting on Grenville Street.

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, TorontoWomen's College Hospital, viewed from the southwest, image by Jack Landau

The rebuilt facility will focus on consolidating primary care, chronic disease management, surgical services, diagnostics and mental health programs, all delivered on an ambulatory and out-patient basis, meaning that the facility will have no patient beds. Women's College Hospital will also co-locate research, education and patient care spaces help improve communication between researchers, educators and clinicians.

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, TorontoWomen's College Hospital, viewed from the northwest, image by Jack Landau

The two-storey pavilion located at the south side of the building will be the site of the main entrance and pick-up/drop-off area serving the hospital. This section of the building differentiates itself from the surrounding structure with a striking fuchsia-coloured glass-clad box, adding a vibrant shot of colour the the largely pale blues, greens and grays of the Bay and College area.

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, TorontoWomen's College Hospital, viewed from the southwest on Grenville, image by Jack Landau

Trees were recently installed on the green roof above the pavilion, brining life to the corner.

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, TorontoTrees atop the two-storey entrance pavilion at Women's College Hospital, image by Jack Landau

To the west of the new Women's College Hospital, former site of an Art Deco wing which was demolished in 2013, will soon be an inviting entry area and garden. 

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, TorontoSite of future entryway and greenspace on the west side of the hospital, image by Jack Landau

While the second phase addition is structurally complete, there are still finishing touches on the exterior and much interior work to accomplish before the project's projected completion date of April 2016.

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, TorontoWorkers on the exterior of Women's College Hospital's north facade, image by Jack Landau

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