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Phase 1B: 2010-2012 Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Phase 1B: 2010-2012

Three new buildings of Phase 1B: the Intergenerational Wellness Centre and the Bell Gateway Building are reflected in the windows of the Doctors Association Building.
New signage reflects the signature artwork for each building. The Doctors Association Building houses an archival montage of the history of CAMH and mental health and addictions.
A sample of the archival montage that lines the walls of the main floor of the Doctors Association Building.
The Activities of Daily Living kitchen where clients learn functional living skills, such as cooking, kitchen safety, and household management, along with cognitive, physical, and social skills and abilities.
The entrance to the Bell Gateway Building.
The lobby of the Bell Gateway Building showcases the donor wall and CAMH’s First Impressions desk, where visitors receive a warm welcome and assistance.
The Provincial Alliance Credit Union has a new bright, open space in the Bell Gateway Building. PACU helps clients to have a typical banking experience.
A view of the metallic art sculpture of trees created by artist Wynn Walters, as you head up the stairs to the second floor of the Bell Gateway Building.
The message of hope, growth, and rebirth is prominent in this aluminum sculpture by artist Wynn Walters and displayed on the second floor of the Bell Gateway Building.
A view of the entrance to the Sacred Space Worship Room on the second floor of the Bell Gateway Building.
Looking out from the non-denominational Sacred Space Worship Room – a quiet, reflective place for clients, families, and staff.
The client-run Out of This World Café has a patio outside of its new location on the corner of Lower Ossington Avenue and Stokes Street.
The Intergenerational Wellness Centre makes a bold statement on the CAMH landscape.
Another view of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
New signage reflects the signature artwork for each building. The new Intergenerational Wellness Centre houses a mosaic art piece originally designed by Workman Arts artist, Michael Morbach.
Designed by Workman Arts artist, Michael Morbach, this mosaic displayed in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre lobby represents the restrictiveness of mental illness and addiction, while reflecting the hope of help and recovery.
Clients in CAMH’s youth and geriatric programs, along with staff and community members, created five smaller mosaic pieces (based on the original) that have now been installed in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
The reception area for the Child, Youth and Family Program, located on the fourth floor of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
The REACH Classroom in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre is a partnership with the Toronto District School Board, providing care and treatment to youth while they complete their high school education.
A youth bedroom in the new 12-bed inpatient unit of the Child, Youth and Family Program for youth ages 14 – 18 with concurrent disorders; the first of its kind in Canada.
An outdoor terrace for the Geriatric Mental Health Program in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
The hallways for the Geriatric Mental Health Program in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre are wide and bright with handrails to make walking easier for elderly clients.
A double bedroom in the Geriatric Mental Health Program in the new Intergenerational Wellness Centre is used when patient history indicates that sharing would be appropriate and beneficial for clients.
A small, covered terrace for patients to relax and enjoy the outdoors located in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
Looking outside to the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre, a small mosaic piece can be seen hanging in front of the window.
The outdoor courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre where young and old can enjoy age appropriate features. The first non-CAMH building on site – the affordable rental building at 100 Lower Ossington Avenue – is in the background.
The children’s play area in the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
The basketball court in the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre. The first non-CAMH building on site – the affordable rental building at 100 Lower Ossington Avenue – can be seen in the background.
A view of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre from the basketball court in the building’s courtyard.
A view of the Bell Gateway Building from the basketball court located in the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
The Utilities and Parking Building (foreground), Bell Gateway Building (middle), and the non-CAMH Building – the Ossington-Queen Street Rental Apartments (far) sit along Gordon Bell Road.
The first non-CAMH building on site – the Ossington-Queen Street Rental Apartments – comprises street-level retail with seven floors (179 new units) of affordable rental housing for the community.
A view of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre as seen from the Shaw Street parking lot nestled between trees and older CAMH buildings.
  • Three new buildings of Phase 1B: the Intergenerational Wellness Centre and the Bell Gateway Building are reflected in the windows of the Doctors Association Building.
  • New signage reflects the signature artwork for each building. The Doctors Association Building houses an archival montage of the history of CAMH and mental health and addictions.
  • A sample of the archival montage that lines the walls of the main floor of the Doctors Association Building.
  • The Activities of Daily Living kitchen where clients learn functional living skills, such as cooking, kitchen safety, and household management, along with cognitive, physical, and social skills and abilities.
  • The entrance to the Bell Gateway Building.
  • The lobby of the Bell Gateway Building showcases the donor wall and CAMH’s First Impressions desk, where visitors receive a warm welcome and assistance.
  • The Provincial Alliance Credit Union has a new bright, open space in the Bell Gateway Building. PACU helps clients to have a typical banking experience.
  • A view of the metallic art sculpture of trees created by artist Wynn Walters, as you head up the stairs to the second floor of the Bell Gateway Building.
  • The message of hope, growth, and rebirth is prominent in this aluminum sculpture by artist Wynn Walters and displayed on the second floor of the Bell Gateway Building.
  • A view of the entrance to the Sacred Space Worship Room on the second floor of the Bell Gateway Building.
  • Looking out from the non-denominational Sacred Space Worship Room – a quiet, reflective place for clients, families, and staff.
  • The client-run Out of This World Café has a patio outside of its new location on the corner of Lower Ossington Avenue and Stokes Street.
  • The Intergenerational Wellness Centre makes a bold statement on the CAMH landscape.
  • Another view of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • New signage reflects the signature artwork for each building. The new Intergenerational Wellness Centre houses a mosaic art piece originally designed by Workman Arts artist, Michael Morbach.
  • Designed by Workman Arts artist, Michael Morbach, this mosaic displayed in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre lobby represents the restrictiveness of mental illness and addiction, while reflecting the hope of help and recovery.
  • Clients in CAMH’s youth and geriatric programs, along with staff and community members, created five smaller mosaic pieces (based on the original) that have now been installed in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • The reception area for the Child, Youth and Family Program, located on the fourth floor of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • The REACH Classroom in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre is a partnership with the Toronto District School Board, providing care and treatment to youth while they complete their high school education.
  • A youth bedroom in the new 12-bed inpatient unit of the Child, Youth and Family Program for youth ages 14 – 18 with concurrent disorders; the first of its kind in Canada.
  • An outdoor terrace for the Geriatric Mental Health Program in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • The hallways for the Geriatric Mental Health Program in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre are wide and bright with handrails to make walking easier for elderly clients.
  • A double bedroom in the Geriatric Mental Health Program in the new Intergenerational Wellness Centre is used when patient history indicates that sharing would be appropriate and beneficial for clients.
  • A small, covered terrace for patients to relax and enjoy the outdoors located in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • Looking outside to the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre, a small mosaic piece can be seen hanging in front of the window.
  • The outdoor courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre where young and old can enjoy age appropriate features. The first non-CAMH building on site – the affordable rental building at 100 Lower Ossington Avenue – is in the background.
  • The children’s play area in the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • The basketball court in the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre. The first non-CAMH building on site – the affordable rental building at 100 Lower Ossington Avenue – can be seen in the background.
  • A view of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre from the basketball court in the building’s courtyard.
  • A view of the Bell Gateway Building from the basketball court located in the courtyard of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre.
  • The Utilities and Parking Building (foreground), Bell Gateway Building (middle), and the non-CAMH Building – the Ossington-Queen Street Rental Apartments (far) sit along Gordon Bell Road.
  • The first non-CAMH building on site – the Ossington-Queen Street Rental Apartments – comprises street-level retail with seven floors (179 new units) of affordable rental housing for the community.
  • A view of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre as seen from the Shaw Street parking lot nestled between trees and older CAMH buildings.
 
With this phase in the Queen Street Redevelopment Project, CAMH is delivering what it has promised from the beginning: the replacement of an institutional campus with a real community setting for client care.​
 
This phase began in early 2010 and is making great strides towards our vision of providing high-quality and integrated addictions and mental health care in a revitalized neighbourhood. 

It is also 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. 

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Above a photo of the Bell Gateway Building with the Doctors Association Building to the right.

For more information on the vision and master plan, visit Master Plan and Other Documents.
 
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The
Intergenerational Wellness Centre (seen above) combines CAMH’s Child, Youth and Family Program and Geriatric Mental Health Program. 
 

The inpatient unit of the Child, Youth and Family Program in this building includes 12 new beds for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 who are dealing with both addictions and mental health issues, a vulnerable and high-needs group. These are the first dedicated beds of their kind in Canada and reflect CAMH’s commitment to extending high-quality care to under-serviced groups. A photo of a youth bedroom (shown below).  

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The Intergenerational Wellness Centre also houses CAMH's Geriatric Mental Health Program, which combines 48 inpatient beds (photo of double geriatric bedroom shown below) with a suite of outpatient programming and supports. The integration of geriatric mental health inpatient and outpatient programs in one building will simplify and improve client access to CAMH’s programs and reflects our client-centered philosophy of care.

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A double bedroom in the Geriatric Mental Health Program is used when patient history indicates that sharing would be appropriate and beneficial for clients. 

The Bell Gateway Building (shown below) is the new administrative, support service, and outpatient facility, bringing together a variety of outpatient programs, key central clinical services, and support and administrative functions required.

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The lobby of the Bell Gateway Building is open, bright, and inviting as seen below.32183-M-01-M.jpg Richard Johnson / Richard Johnson Photography Stantec 

The Bell Gateway Building also features our client-run "Out of this World" Café, which is a street-front café with a sidewalk patio (seen below). This building also houses a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

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Below, an evening photo of the Bell Gateway Building with the Doctors Association Building to its left.

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The Doctors Association Building (shown below) has several levels of parking spaces, a central plant with heating and cooling functions for all three Phase 1B buildings, and facilities, featuring bookable meeting spaces. There are also be client assessment and training spaces that feature laundry and kitchen facilities. Meeting rooms with video-conferencing capability can be booked by the community after hours.

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Oversized windows in all the new buildings, tree-lined boulevards, new roads, sidewalks, and boulevards, as well as the first non-CAMH building (the Ossington-Queen Street Rental Apartments  comprising a mix of retail and affordable residential units, not only give shape to this vibrant downtown community, but animate the street level in this revitalized neighbourhood.

For more photos of the Phase 1B redevelopment, take the virtual tour.  

Integration, Collaboration, and Flexibility

Silos between addictions and mental health treatment are coming down as CAMH’s programs come together at the Queen Street site. Furthermore, the Queen Street redevelopment is not just a Toronto story; in our redevelopment, CAMH will provide clinical training for physicians, nurses, and allied health care workers. All of Ontario will benefit from our specialized care.

We can never know exactly how medical science will change addictions and mental health care in the future, but we can build flexible buildings that can accommodate changing needs and uses over time. Through the construction of flexible buildings, CAMH’s Redevelopment Project will ensure that our facilities can keep pace with advances in treatment. For more information on flexible buildings, go to Innovative Site Design.

 
 
 

For updates on the construction activities of the CAMH Queen Street Redevelopment Project, go to Latest News and Updates

 

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