Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance and maintain the CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment PPP project in Toronto, Canada.
The shortlisted teams are:
The request for proposals (RFP) is expected to be issued in early 2016.
The redevelopment project will see the construction of two modern buildings that will integrate innovative treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks and the surrounding neighbourhood. The project will result in the new construction of approximately 600,000 square feet of new build space, which will include: inpatient and outpatient clinical services for people with complex mental illness, including emergency care and therapeutic supports; research and educational facilities; information and resource facilities.
The project will also see the extension of roads, parks and green space improvements and restoration of heritage structures around the facility.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, stated:
"This is an exciting milestone for this important project that will make a real difference in the lives of so many Ontarians who are experiencing mental health and addictions challenges. CAMH is a national leader in providing excellent care and conducting groundbreaking research, and the redevelopment of these facilities is an example of our government's commitment to that work and the people they serve."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, commented:
"Investing in social infrastructure upgrades, like the CAMH redevelopment project, is something that our government continues to focus on across the province. This redevelopment will create local jobs, as well as stimulate the province's economy and provide Ontarians with better access to high quality healthcare."
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario, said:
"Infrastructure Ontario is proud to play an important role in delivering this state-of-the-art redevelopment at CAMH. This announcement is a significant milestone in the process to select the winning team to deliver this project."
Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH, added:
"We are pleased to have reached this milestone in the process of selecting a partner to build the next phase of our visionary redevelopment project. The creation of two new facilities that will improve patient care, educate clinicians and promote the inclusion of people with mental illness makes our project special. We are gratified to have such strong proponents interested in working with us to further our goals."