Third Phase of CAMH’s Queen Street Redevelopment Project: Phase 1C 2014-2019
CAMH’s Vision 2020 takes a bold step forward with the third phase of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project (Phase 1C).
"We need to transform care for people with addictions and mental illness, replacing outmoded institutional facilities with new, therapeutic buildings specially designed for independence, dignity, and recovery," said CAMH CEO Dr. Catherine 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."
Phase 1C will include construction of two new buildings that will feature 240 beds for those most in need: people who are acutely ill as well as those experiencing the most complex forms of mental illness, especially patients with schizophrenia.
Phase 1C will co-locate research and education spaces adjacent to clinical care to create collaborative opportunities for knowledge exchange, discovery and learning that will improve care as well as advance knowledge.
Phase 1C will include:
A Complex Care building featuring in- and
outpatient services for people with complex mental illness, as well as
An Acute Care building, including a 24/7 emergency department, inpatient units, as well as other programming
The extension of Stokes Street through to Shaw Street, and Workman Way to Adelaide Street West, enlarging Shaw Park and public amenities
Rendering of CAMH’s future Acute Care Building
The Complex Care Building will be one of CAMH’s signature buildings on Queen Street West. It will sit just east of Lower Ossington, next to the existing Intergenerational Wellness building. It will house a number of programs and features, including our:
Library and Patient & Family Mental Health Education and Supports (open to the public)
Inpatient complex mental illness units
Simulation Learning Centre
Temerty Centre for Brain Stimulation
“Therapeutic neighbourhood” where clients can choose programs that enhance and support their recovery, such as yoga, the arts, and life skills
Research and Education facilities
Rendering of CAMH’s future Rehabilitation and Recovery Building
The Acute Care building will be located on Queen Street West just west of Gordon Bell Rd. Programs and features will include:
24/7 Emergency Department and Extended Assessment Unit
Partial Hospital Program
Inpatient complex mental illness units - all client beds in this building will face therapeutic green space
Outreach Service (formerly Telepsychiatry)
Transitional Age Youth Day Program (formerly Board of Education classrooms)
The two new buildings will eventually replace two of the current units on the site, Units 2 and 4, and the maintenance building. In addition, all emergency and inpatient services currently located at CAMH's College Street site will be relocated to Phase 1C at Queen Street.
Phase 1C Timelines
Construction of the new buildings is expected to begin late 2016/early 2017, and be completed by late 2019/early 2020.
Once staff and clients have been moved into the new buildings, demolition of Units 2 and 4 and the maintenance building will begin and continue through 2020.
Once demolition is complete, CAMH will begin the extension of Stokes Street through to Shaw Street and Workman Way down to Adelaide Street West. This will further integrate CAMH into the community, allowing better flow of traffic through our campus. By increasing our accessibility, we help make CAMH part of the neighbourhood, engage the community and continue to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and addictions.