Infrastructure Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have issued a Request for Proposals to design, build and finance 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.

Based on criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in February 2022, PCL has been prequalified to continue in the procurement process. Selection criteria for the RFQ included design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

PCL includes:

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

The PCL team has been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing their proposal that details how they will deliver the project. Once their submission is received, Infrastructure Ontario and CAMH will evaluate their proposal and if successful, negotiate the terms for a contract anticipated in 2023.

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.

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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.

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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