Facade work has reached the top floor of the new Michael Garron Hospital Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre under construction at Sammon and Coxwell Avenues in East York, Toronto.
The owner is Michael Garron Hospital and EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare is the design/build contractor. The project involves renovation work within the J and D Wings totalling approximately 100,000 square feet of select areas in the existing hospital as well as structural demolition of three clinical buildings including adjacent wings. It also involves construction of a new eight-storey building with a tower podium connecting it with the rest of the complex, along with redeveloping outpatient and ambulatory care within the Michael Garron Hospital campus. The project will add up to approximately 550,000 square feet to the existing hospital. It includes approximately 413 parking spots within four levels of underground parking. The new patient care tower is expected to achieve LEED v.4 Silver certification. The architects are Diamond Schmitt Architects and B+H Architects in a joint venture. Consultants are WalterFedy, Stephenson Engineering Ltd. (structural), Mulvey & Banani International Inc. (electrical) and Crossey Engineering (mechanical). Subcontractors include GFL Infrastructure Group Inc. (shoring/demolition/excavation), Aqua-North Contracting Ltd. (waterproofing), Univex Canada Limited (electrical) and Modern Niagara Group (HVAC).