While keeping staff and patients safe as we work on the frontlines in response to COVID-19 remains the top priority for CAMH, we have also continued to make progress on our two new hospital buildings.
Once open, the McCain Complex Care & Centre and the Crisis & Critical Care Building will transform mental health care as we know it in Canada. It will include spaces where patients can heal and recover with dignity, and it will deepen our integration with our community at Queen and Ossington.
We are anticipating a late 2020 move in date, which will also include the relocation of our psychiatric emergency department, currently located at 250 College Street, at the corner of College and Spadina. Our emergency department is the only 24/7 psychiatric emergency service in Ontario.
Currently, work is being finalized on the interiors of both buildings, including flooring and painting. Streetscaping work is also underway, which will see trees, plants and a sidewalk installed in front of both buildings along Queen Street and improvements to our green spaces including TD Commons.
In lead up to move in, we will be organizing a number of activities, both digital and in-person where distancing and public health protocols permit, to celebrate this important occasion. Stay tuned for more information.