With site preparation starting early next year for new complex care and acute care buildings at its Queen Street site, CAMH is advancing its arbour strategy to ensure the integration of healthy green spaces. In addition, some mature trees located on the land where the new hospital buildings are going up need to come down, and will be repurposed and integrated into the new buildings as part of an innovative art project.
Throughout the Redevelopment project, trees have been top of mind in the planning process, says Doug Campbell, Senior Project Manager, Redevelopment Office. “CAMH’s arbour strategy brings together several key themes,” he says. “These include tree replacement and renewal of the tree canopy, continuity of green space, mixing diverse species, and creating soil-space breathing room for future tree health.”