Infrastructure Ontario announced that the request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for the CAMH Phase 1D Redevelopment project. The project includes construction of a new building to replace existing facilities for patients with complex mental illness who have encountered the legal system and additional indoor and outdoor support spaces at the 1001 Queen Street West location in Toronto.

Following a fair, open, and transparent request for qualifications process that began in February 2022, one team responded. PCL was prequalified and invited to respond to a RFP. The PCL team submitted their proposal to design, build and finance the project by today’s deadline.

The PCL team includes:

  • Applicant Lead: PCL
  • Design Team: Diamond Schmitt Architects & Architectural Resources
  • Construction Team: PCL Construction Canada Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: TD Securities

Infrastructure Ontario and CAMH will evaluate PCL’s proposal and if successful, negotiate the terms for a contract, anticipated late 2023. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. Through the multi-phase transformation of its Queen Street West site, CAMH is turning what was once a walled institution into an inclusive, respectful, and dignified campus that helps break down stigma and better address the unique mental health needs of patients.

CAMH’s forensic mental health program currently operates out of an old, institutional building that was not built for modern concepts of forensic health care. Phase 1D includes the construction of a new building (the Secure Care and Recovery building) to support CAMH’s forensics services.

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Phase 1D of CAMH’s forensic mental health program is the fourth and final part of the hospital’s broader redevelopment project.

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