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Vision and Master Plan Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Vision and Master Plan

Phase 1C: B1 Building

This page catalogues the most important reports and documents that guide CAMH's Queen Street Redevelopment Project, Transforming Lives Here – the Master Plan​ and the Fine Tuned Master Plan​ ​for site redevelopment, the 
Site Redevelopment Vision and Principles, and the Guidelines for the Development of Non-CAMH Lands.​

Master Plan for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The 2002 Master Plan lays out the fundamental shape and objectives of the redevelopment of the Queen Street site – the urban village, integrated community concept, improvements to the delivery of client care, the integration of addictions and mental health care, and the elimination of the stigma that hangs over this site. The Executive Summary ​ of the 2002 Master Plan is available for review.

In 2006, CAMH undertook a major review of the 2002 Master Plan, with the objective of identifying a way to deliver the project faster for our clients, with less disruption to CAMH's existing operations while remaining true to the original vision and principles that guide the Redevelopment Project. The result of this process was the Fine Tuned Master Plan of which the Executive Summary​​ is now available for review. From this point forward, the Fine Tuned Master Plan supplants the 2002 Master Plan.

Transforming Lives Here is a multi-phased project that aims to fulfill the goal of a revitalized hub for CAMH's operations set within a mixed community setting, scheduled for completion by approximately 2020. The phases are structured so that CAMH can continue to operate its services at 1001 Queen Street West while construction is occurring on-site. The phasing diagrams for the Fine Tuned Master Plan are available for review.

Site Redevelopment Vision and Principles

Transforming Lives Here is grounded by the Master Vision​ (set out in 2000 and updated in 2008) and a set of principles that have driven both the physical form and clinical focus of the Redevelopment Project. This 2003 reportto the Board of Trustees summarizes the feedback received from consultation sessions that CAMH held across the organization and proposes a set of principles to guide CAMH's future work in redeveloping the Queen Street site.

Guidelines for the Development of Non-CAMH Lands

Approximately one-half of the completed 27 acres is to consist of non-CAMH uses (e.g. residential, retail, commercial, etc.). These new uses will add balance and diversity to the neighbourhood, and will go a long way in creating the genuine community that the Redevelopment Project seeks to achieve.

Throughout the summer and fall of 2006, CAMH embarked on a process to create a set of guidelines to better define our vision for the non-CAMH lands, the appropriate land use types, the goals CAMH wishes to achieve, and the conditions CAMH would insist upon. The product of this exercise is the Guidelines for the Development of Non-CAMH Lands, which was approved by CAMH's Board of Trustees in January 2007. Also available is the summary of the consultation sessions, which documents the input CAMH received from its various stakeholders during the development process that led to the final guidelines.

Further information concerning non-CAMH development can be found at New Neighbours in the Urban Village.

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