CAMH has begun the planning process for this next phase of redevelopment, which will be an important stage in our redevelopment and will be an invaluable investment, not only in CAMH's future but in the future of mental health and addictions.
Phase 1C Timelines
Between now and mid-2015 Between now and mid-2015, we will be confirming the scope of the new Phase 1C buildings, including the total number of beds, and proceeding through an early design development stage. This will be achieved through the planning process,which will include a study of future mental health and addiction service trends, as well as a study of developments within CAMH since 2006 when we conducted our most recent master plan.
Projected timelines for Phase 1C of th CAMH Redevelopment Project indicate that in 2015/2016, a contractor will be procured through an RFP process. It is anticipated that construction on two new hospital buildings will begin in 2017, with the buildings being completed by fall 2019 with the physical relocation complete by 2020.
The two new buildings will contain up to 250 beds for patients with complex mental illnesses. In addition, there are plans to house the Emergency department, outpatient space and client space, including space for the Empowerment Council, Community Centre, Suits Me Fine boutique and the Client/Family Resource Centre, in the new building to be located northwest of the Bell Gateway Building.
The Auditorium, Library and Archives, Education and Student Space, Pharmacy, and Research space, including the Temerty Centre, are to be located in the other new building, to be located immediately adjacent to the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
In 2020, the demolition of Units 2 and 4 and the Community Centre will begin and will take approximately one year to complete. In fall 2020, work on roads and parks, and the addition of parking space to the Doctors' Association Building will take place.
Full completion of Phase 1C is envisioned to occur in 2021.
"We need to transform care for people with addictions and mental illness, replacing outmoded institutional facilities cilities with new, therapeutic buildings specially designed for independence, dignity, and recovery," said Zahn. "We need to change attitudes while we revitalize our community. We need to expand our research and advance our understanding of these devastating illnesses that directly affect one in five Canadians. This phase of the CAMH redevelopment will allow us to do this, and more."