MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Orlando Corporation has made a $75 million donation to Trillium Health Partners (THP) and Trillium Health Partners Foundation today (March 1), the largest corporate donation ever made to a hospital in Canada.
The money will help build the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.
The Mississauga, Ont.-based real estate developer hopes to inspire others to give by matching every dollar donated to THP to double the impact of their donation up to $150 million, indicates a release.
The donation includes $50 million to help build the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, which will become the largest hospital in Canada on completion with over 950 beds; $10 million will help construct and equip a two-floor Mental Health Inpatient Unit within the new hospital; and $15 million will support THP’s Institute for Better Health to drive research and innovation.
The new hospital is now in the advanced planning stages, with early development underway including the new hospital parking lot. At 24 storeys, the hospital will almost triple the size of the current hospital and will be approximately 2.8 million square feet.
“At Orlando, our employees are at the centre of who we are. We are making this historic donation to Trillium Health Partners in honour of our staff and their families, and for the benefit of all the families across our entire community,” said Orlando Corporation president Blair Wolk in a statement. “We are delighted to support the hospital’s growth and to invest in leading research to create a more efficient and accessible health system, including mental health care.”