Above photo courtesy of Wayne Adam
With our Queen Street Redevelopment Project, CAMH is creating an urban village ꟷ a safe and welcoming space where social attitudes towards mental health will be positively changed and patients will recover with dignity and respect.
Our vision for this urban village includes a mix of CAMH and non-CAMH spaces that are inter-connected by a network of public streets, paths and sidewalks that integrate seamlessly with the surrounding neighbourhood. Integral to the village concept is the inclusion of more green and open spaces, public art and the preservation of historic landmarks.
As we continue to make progress on this phase of the redevelopment project, previously approved preservation work on the north east section of our historic boundary wall has begun.
As part of this scheduled work, a small section of the north east wall will be removed in order to accommodate a new roadway that will eventually connect Stokes Street with Shaw Street, while increasing pedestrian access. The remainder of the north section of the east wall is scheduled for preservation in order to ensure the historic integrity, long-term stability and appearance of the structure. As part of our commitment to conservation, bricks previously removed from the wall will be used to replace bricks that are crumbling and structurally unstable. We anticipate that all work on the north east wall will be complete in early October.