West Park Healthcare Centre broke ground on its new hospital earlier today, marking an exciting moment as part of its ambitious campus development project. Located in a park-like corner of Toronto’s cityscape, the new 730,000 sf hospital will accommodate rehabilitation and complex continuing care beds, expanded outpatient services, community living and outreach programs.
“We are extremely proud to celebrate today’s groundbreaking with all of our public and private partners,” said Ehren Cory, CEO & President at Infrastructure Ontario. “Our approach to delivering large, important public projects like West Park also delivers the value for money the Government is committing to its priorities, including health care.”
“Today’s groundbreaking not only marks a significant milestone, but also demonstrates West Park’s commitment to bringing the best in rehabilitative care to Ontario,” said Farah Rahman, principal at CannonDesign. “We are extremely proud to be part of this influential project that will improve patient outcomes for decades to come.”
In August, CannonDesign and Montgomery Sisam Architects, as part of the EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare team, were selected to design the West Park Healthcare Centre Development Project. The vision for the project is to create an integrated campus of care fueled by education and research – anchored by specialized rehabilitation and complex continuing care services that extend into the community. As the centerpiece of the 27-acre campus redevelopment project, the new hospital will embrace its natural surroundings and create an urban oasis delivering a healthcare experience like no other in the region.
The project is being designed and delivered as a public-private partnership (P3). Valued at $1.2 billion CAD, the scope of the PPP includes the cost to design, build, finance and maintain the hospital. Ellis Don, one of the leading PPP deliverers in the world, is the developer, constructor, financer and facilities manager for the project. The project is planned for completion in 2023.