The Vision - Transforming Lives Here
CAMH has embarked on a bold, multi-phase Redevelopment Project that is transforming lives. We are building a new kind of hospital for the 21st century – advancing treatment, revitalizing our community, and changing attitudes toward those with mental illness and addictions.
With two phases already complete, the CAMH Redevelopment Project – Transforming Lives Here – is converting our 27-acre site on Queen Street West into a welcoming, integrated community, weaving together new cutting-edge CAMH facilities with shops, residences, businesses, parks, and through-streets, creating an inclusive, healing neighbourhood. Nothing quite like this has ever been done before.
The CAMH Redevelopment Project is:
- Delivering a new model of care and providing a healthy environment that promotes recovery
- Bringing together the best research, clinical, education, health promotion, and policy experts in one place to change the future of mental health and addictions
- Revitalizing our city by opening up our site and creating an inclusive new nine-block neighbourhood that benefits all
- Changing attitudes by breaking down barriers to eliminate stigma
The First Phase (Phase 1A - 2008)
The first phase of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project was completed in April 2008. Clients are experiencing the benefits of care in new home-like surroundings with private spaces and washrooms, reflection areas, exercise facilities, and gardens. For more information on this first phase, go to Phase 1A - Improving CAMH's Quality of Care.
The Second Phase (Phase 1B - 2012)
This phase began in early 2010 and is the definitive break from the existing institutional Queen Street campus towards the realization of our vision of an integrated, inclusive community that includes new streets, sidewalks, and three new CAMH facilities, which opened their doors in June 2012. For more information on this phase, go to
Phase 1B - Transforming Lives.
The Future (Phase 1C - new buildings by 2019)
CAMH's bold new hospital will be home to the best care, research, education, and health promotion anywhere in the world while also playing an important role in the renaissance of our city – bringing energy and excitement, and contributing to the economic health of the Queen West community.
The third phase (Phase 1C) of the redevelopment plans include two new hospital buildings that will bring together many of CAMH’s research staff and education staff and build on one of CAMH’s signature strengths: integration. Physically linking research scientists with clinicians, educators, and health promotion professionals will mean we are more able to create timely, relevant research having the greatest possible impact.
And later, new community buildings will be mixed-use buildings combining retail, office, and residential will complete the redevelopment of our Queen Street site.
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For further information, contact:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Phone: 416-535-8501, ext. 33330
This website provides a comprehensive overview of the Redevelopment Project and is divided into the following sections: