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Gateway Building Topping Off Ceremony, January 11, 2011

On January 11, 2011, CAMH celebrated the "Topping Off" of the Gateway Building, which is a tradition on building sites, signifying that the highest point of a building has been reached. Along with CAMH President and CEO, Dr. Catherine Zahn, The Honourable Liz Sandals, MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Matt Ainley, Executive Vice President of Carillion Canada, shared their anticipation for the future of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project and the opportunities it presents for the advancement of mental health and addictions.

Photos of the event can be seen below. The event is also depicted in this video.

January 11, 2011: From left to right: Mike Layton, Councillor, Ward 19; The Honourable Liz Sandals, MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, CAMH; and Matt Ainley, Executive Vice President, Carillion Canada celebrate the "topping off" of the Gateway Building. This ceremony is a tradition on building sites, signifying that the highest point of a building has been reached.

January 11, 2011: The Honourable Liz Sandals and some Carillion construction workers look on as the concrete bucket begins its ascent to the top of the Gateway Building.

January 11, 2011: The CAMH concrete bucket is lifted to the top of the Gateway Building for the "topping off."

January 11, 2011: After the concrete is poured, Matt Ainley, the Honourable Liz Sandals, and Dr. Catherine Zahn sign a commemorative steal beam that will be later placed in the Gateway Building. Guests also had the opportunity to sign the beam.

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