TORONTO – A fixed-price contract has been awarded to EllisDon Infrastructure MGH Inc. to design, build and finance a major redevelopment project at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), formerly Toronto East General Hospital, which includes a new patient care tower.
The contract, awarded by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and MGH, is valued at $411 million. The selection of EllisDon is the result of a fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness adviser, states a release issued by IO.
The EllisDon team includes EllisDon Capital Inc. (developer); EllisDon Design Build Inc. (design-builder); B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects (design team); Mulvey & Banani International Inc., Crossey Engineering Ltd., Stephenson Engineering Ltd. and WalterFedy (engineering teams); and EllisDon Capital Inc. (financial adviser).
The project involves renovations within the existing hospital and construction of a new eight-storey patient care tower with a three-storey podium connecting to the existing hospital, as well as demolition of some existing space, states the release.
The scope of work includes approximately 550,000 square feet of new space and 100,000 square feet of renovations.
The project is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.
According to the release, EllisDon will now mobilize onsite and construction will begin, with an expected substantial completion date of September 2023.
“Together with EllisDon, Infrastructure Ontario and our communities, we will now embark on the largest construction project in the history of our hospital,” said Sarah Downey, president and CEO of MGH, in a statement.
“Once complete, our facility will have more single patient bedrooms, consolidated clinic spaces, lush community gardens and a large retail area off the main lobby.”
IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with MGH to redevelop the hospital, which will remain publicly owned, states the release, adding the project is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.