From the outset of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project—which began as an idea in 1999—CAMH adopted a vision where innovative patient care and research would be delivered in state-of-the-art buildings integrated with the surrounding neighbourhood. The end result would be a safe, comfortable, and welcoming place where patients could recover with dignity, and social attitudes toward mental illness could change.
Since the release of our Master Plan in 2000, we’ve been building out this vision through multiple phases of redevelopment. The most recent phase included a new and enhanced TD Commons greenspace and two new buildings: the Crisis & Critical Care Building and the McCain Complex Care & Recovery Building.
Finally after over two decades, we’re now entering the fourth and final phase of our historic redevelopment. This phase, also known as 1D, will include two new CAMH buildings on Queen Street West to replace existing facilities for patients with complex mental illness who have encountered the legal system, and to consolidate research in one state-of-the-art facility.