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Preferred proponent selected for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1C project

This Infrastructure Ontario media release was sent out on January 25, 2017

TORONTO, January 25, 2017 – Plenary Health CAMH is the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and CAMH selected Plenary Health CAMH after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in February 2016. The Plenary Health CAMH team includes:

  • Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. and PCL Investments Canada Inc.
  • Design-Builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto)
  • Architect: Stantec Architecture Inc.
  • Facilities Management: ENGIE Services Inc. (formerly Cofely Services Inc.)
  • Financial Advisor: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.


IO and CAMH will now work to finalize contract details with Plenary Health CAMH. The project is expected to reach financial close in March 2017, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set. The contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close and construction is scheduled to begin in the fall.

The redevelopment project will see the construction of two modern buildings along Queen Street West in Toronto featuring inpatient and outpatient services for those most in need: people who are acutely ill as well as those experiencing the most complex forms of mental illness. The project will result in the construction of approximately 655,000 square feet of new build space, which will include:

  • inpatient and outpatient clinical services for people with complex mental illness, including emergency care and therapeutic support
  • research and educational facilities
  • information and resource facilities


The project includes the extension of roads, parks and green space improvements and restoration of the heritage wall around the facility.

Quick Facts

  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1C project is one of 20 health care projects being managed by IO.
  • The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for design excellence and sustainability.
  • The project is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model. Projects that are delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, have a track record of being 96 per cent on budget to date.
  • 35 health care projects have been completed using the AFP model as of September 30, 2016
  • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.


Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“This is an exciting step forward in helping to provide more services and supports for those living with mental health and addictions issues. This project will integrate innovative treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks and the surrounding neighbourhood.”

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“This announcement demonstrates our government’s commitment to investing in modern health care infrastructure. This investment will provide residents of this province with modernized and accessible healthcare facilities, vital to those facing mental health and addiction illnesses.”

Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, CAMH
“Phase 1C will be the largest and boldest phase of CAMH’s redevelopment project to date. Two light-filled and environmentally friendly buildings will open the doors to our community even wider. They will create dignified spaces for our patients to receive care and support for recovery.”

Ehren Cory, Divisional President, Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
“This announcement signifies that we are now ready to negotiate with a preferred proponent for the CAMH Phase 1C project. We look forward to continuing to work with CAMH and begin construction on this project.”

Infrastructure Ontario

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