Phase 1B introduces a 60-bed acute care intergenerational inpatient-outpatient facility serving both Geriatric and Family Mental Health needs. It also included a mid-rise office-type building to house outpatient treatment and primary care centres as well as research, administration, facilities management and vocational training departments. Growing parking needs are accommodated in a new six-storey stand-alone above-grade garage mitigating backlog on neighborhood streets. Each of these buildings is optimized through the implementation of flexible, adaptable systems in consideration of future needs, be they infrastructural or care-related.

The new care facilities continue CAMH’s commitment to normalized therapeutic environments with acute-care settings designed around smaller clusters of impatient beds with more residual space dedicated to social interaction and/or quiet contemplation across the unit. A large courtyard at grade along with a double-height roof terrace offer inpatients critical access to the outdoors. The garage offers a vibrant ground floor replete with retail, gymnasium, occupational therapy kitchen, client-run café, and art gallery working to animate the new public street and promote public engagement.

Phase 1B maintains large expanses of green space to support a variety of leisure and recreation opportunities for clients, staff and community members alike. This strategic approach to site redevelopment promotes positive city-building and creates healthcare facilities that are welcoming, respectful and dignified.

Phase 1B: Design Exemplars (with KPMB Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects) and Planning, Design and Compliance Services (with KPMB Architects, Kearns Mancini Architects and Cannon Design). Stantec are the Architect of Record.


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560,000 sq. ft.

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