Today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP), the hospital system serving Mississauga and South Etobicoke, have announced the awarding of a contract for the construction of new patient facilities at the Queensway Health Centre to be named for major private donors, the Gilgan Family. The project is to be executed using a Build-Finance Public-Private Partnership (P3) model, aimed at optimizing cost efficiency and adherence to timelines. This model is characterized by transferring construction risk to the private sector, ensuring that the project benefits from enhanced cost control and schedule certainty.

Looking west to the Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre patient care tower, part of the Queensway Health Centre Expansion, Toronto, designed by Stantec for Trillium Health Partners

IO and THP have awarded EllisDon Corporation a $1.3 billion fixed-price contract to build and finance the redevelopment project. The bidding process was initiated with a Request for Qualifications on October 8, 2021, and using the criteria identified, EllisDon Corporation prequalified in May 2022. By October 3, 2022, IO and THP issued a Request for Proposals, which concluded two weeks later. EllisDon Corporation was evaluated by a third-party fairness advisor based on a demonstration of their robust construction experience and financial acumen for a project of this scope.

Courtyard, Queensway Health Centre Expansion, designed by Stantec and DIALOG for Trillium Health Partners

Situated to the southwest of the intersection of The Queensway and The West Mall, the sprawling site will see some of its land more intensely developed through a H-shaped 9-storey patient tower standing 45.1m. Architectural firm Stantec is aiming for a facility that blends functionality with modern design. In addition, a standalone Central Utility Plant showcases the health centre's commitment to sustainability and efficiency.

An aerial view looking south to the hospital site, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor bangkok

Following the recent completion of the site’s 8-storey above-grade parking structure at the south end of the site overlooking the greenery of the Etobicoke Creek valley, (built since the aerial view above), some of the surface parking area is now closed and construction is poised to commence on the patient care tower to the north of the existing buildings.

It has not been reported what portion of a record-breaking $105 million donation that developer and philanthropist Peter Gilgan made in 2022 to THP will go towards the Queensway Health Centre, and how much will go to the Mississauga Hospital reconstruction that will begin in 2025. Both buildings will carry the Gilgan name. Gilgan has also been a major donor to the Hospital for Sick Children's recent and ongoing redevelopments, and is by far the most generous donor to healthcare facility developments in Canada. 

The new Queensway facility in Etobicoke will add 600,000 ft² of advanced healthcare space, accommodating over 350 new beds with fully private rooms. It will connect to the existing health centre structures through the complex's McCall Centre for Continuing Care.

Third floor elevator lobby, Queensway Health Centre Expansion, designed by Stantec and DIALOG for Trillium Health Partners

The construction timeline is currently set with site preparation beginning this month and the groundbreaking scheduled for this Spring. The timeline targets patient tower occupancy and final completion by 2029.

Ground floor, Queensway Health Centre Expansion, designed by Stantec and DIALOG for Trillium Health Partners

With the Queensway Health Centre's expansion, THP intends to future-proof healthcare for the areas it serves. With over 1.3 million patients visiting its health centres and long-term care facilities annually, THP is gearing up to meet the growing healthcare demands at all of its facilities.

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, but in the meantime, you can learn more about it from our Database file, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  EllisDon, entro, LRI Engineering Inc., MTE Consultants, Stantec