CAMH has submitted a proposal to the City of Toronto for a minor variance related to updated stack design for our planned Secure Care & Recovery building (1001 Queen Street West) as part of our final phase (1D) of redevelopment.
The future Secure Care and Recovery Building is a Ministry of Health-funded project to build a new facility to better serve and care for patients with mental illness who have encountered the law.
This proposal will be reviewed at a virtual Committee of Adjustment meeting hosted by the City on December 13, 2023.
Here are more details about CAMH’s request:
- Stacks are used to safely exhaust air out of buildings and need to be tall enough to prevent air from being sucked back into the building.
- The Secure Care & Recovery Building will be 45.3 metres tall. We’re requesting a variance to permit stacks to a height of 60.3 metres (15 metre above the building).
- There are other buildings on our campus that have stacks of similar heights.
All of our redevelopment projects have gone through rigorous approval processes including consultations with community partners, provincial government bodies such as Infrastructure Ontario, and City of Toronto officials.
Please note that notices for the Committee of Adjustment meeting have been distributed by the City of Toronto to homes within 200 feet of CAMH’s property.
To view the application, visit http://www.toronto.ca/aic and search 1001 Queen Street West. You can also reach out to us directly via e-mail at email@example.com to learn more or ask any questions.