PCL Partnerships awarded $1.33 billion contract for Toronto’s CAMH Phase 1D Redevelopment project

Ontario Construction News staff writer

PCL Partnerships has been awarded the $1.33 billion contract by Infrastructure Ontario and Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to design, build and finance the Phase 1D Redevelopment project for the Secure Care and Recovery Building.

The CAMH Phase 1D Redevelopment project is a part of the $1.3 billion infrastructure investment by the province of Ontario.

The new building will increase the bedded capacity for the forensic mental health program and include dedicated family visitation areas in the inpatient units. It will also have outdoor areas to support recovery and outpatient services.

The contract was awarded based on the team’s prequalification and proposal that was submitted by the deadline of February 2022.

The team includes PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; Diamond Schmitt Architects and Architectural Resources (design team); and TD Securities (financial adviser).

The construction of the new building is expected to start in spring 2024 and be completed by winter 2028 to 2029. It will support the delivery of mental health services to help people with mental illness live full and authentic lives, an Infrastructure Ontario statement says.

Phase 1D includes the construction of a new building (the Secure Care and Recovery building) to support CAMH’s forensics services.

Once completed, the Secure Care and Recovery building will include:

  • Dedicated family visitation areas in the inpatient units;
  • Enclosed outdoor areas to support recovery;
  • Outpatient services; and
  • Security and building support services.
  • Community And Green Benefits

The addition of new facilities at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) allows the hospital to continue to provide high-quality care and better address the unique mental health needs of patients.

The CAMH 1D Redevelopment project is being delivered using a DBF model. Key benefits of a DBF model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement, greater cost and schedule certainty and greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation.


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