CAMH is committed to keeping our communities, neighbours and staff informed about the progress of the Queen Street Redevelopment Project.
Before the holidays, we shared the news that we hit a significant milestone: The topping off of the Crisis and Critical Care Building and the McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre.
On January 30, we celebrated this accomplishment with a special event where we welcomed the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, the Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Christine Elliott and the Minister of Infrastructure, Monte McNaughton along with close to 100 donors, staff and project partners. Premier Ford marked the occasion by reconfirming the government’s support of the CAMH redevelopment project. You can read the announcement here.
It was a wonderful way to mark our countdown to care as we are now about 18 months out from the new buildings being fully open and operational.
This month, also marks another significant milestone for our project: The first of four tower cranes will be disassembled on Saturday, February 2. The first tower crane arrived at CAMH on March 5, 2018 and all four have been used by our construction partner, PCL, to lift steel, concrete and other heavy materials and tools. Each crane stands about 70 meters above street level.
Other scheduled work this month includes the completion of exterior wall panels and the continuation of work on the new service tunnel that will connect the Bell Gateway Building to the McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre. This latter project will affect traffic on Lower Ossington Avenue until March.
We will provide updates on our Twitter feed as they become available.
Map of CAMH Queen Street site