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Exciting Announcement: New CAMH.CA website is launching late April 2018

Current Year Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Shortlisted teams invited to bid on Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1C Project

Toronto, February 19, 2016 – Three teams are invited to compete for the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project.

An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and CAMH, began in March 2015. This process identified the top three teams with the design, construction, financial and facilities management capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The shortlisted teams invited to bid are Plenary Health, Fengate Bondfield Group and EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare.

Once the RFP submissions are received, IO and CAMH will evaluate them and select the successful team. The winning team is expected to be announced in late 2016, with construction scheduled to follow shortly thereafter.

The redevelopment project will see the construction of two modern buildings along Queen Street West in Toronto that will integrate innovative treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks and the surrounding neighbourhood. The project will create jobs and result in the new construction of approximately 655,000 square feet of new 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 heritage structures around the facility.

This project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects. IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with CAMH to build the new facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.

Quick Facts

  • The CAMH project is one of 24 health-care projects currently being managed by IO.
  • 34 hospital projects have been completed using the AFP model as of September 30, 2015.
  • IO’s 2015 Track Record Report showed that 98 per cent projects have been completed on budget.



Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“This is a critical milestone for an important project that will have a major impact on patient access to mental health services. This is another example of our government’s commitment to making infrastructure investments that will improve the lives of Ontarians now and for years to come.”

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
“Our government’s top priority is to grow the economy and create jobs. This redevelopment project will produce benefits for the health community but also well beyond – creating good jobs, stimulating the provincial economy and serving as an exciting addition to our urban landscape.”

Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
“Infrastructure Ontario couldn’t be more proud to partner with CAMH to deliver this project, which will benefit Ontarians for many years to come.”

Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH
"We look forward to working with these three strong teams on the next stage in our multi-phase redevelopment: two new buildings designed to support the care and recovery of patients with complex mental illness, while advancing research and education. Our vision is a psychiatric hospital contributing to the mental health of Ontario citizens, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world."

Learn More

Infrastructure Ontario

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


Media contacts

Adam Cotter
Infrastructure Ontario

Kate Richards
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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