Regarding CAMH Redevelopment
Lane Closure On Queen Street Wednesday, Dec 13th - Tuesday, Dec 19th. In
order to install a covered walkway and fencing on the construction area there
will be a short term lane closure. The covered walkway is an important and
required safety component for the redevelopment work. We apologize for any
inconvenience. Any questions or concerns about redevelopment please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. For a diagram of the Queen Street lane closure, click here.
CAMH Phase 1C Redevelopment Has Begun
After years of planning and consultation the construction of this third phase began late October 2017. On September 28, a community meeting about Phase 1C took place at the Queen Street site. CAMH Redevelopment and the Plenary team provided an overview of the project and what we can expect during construction. This was our fifth meeting over three and a half years of the planning for redevelopment. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and CAMH selected Plenary Health after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in February 2016. Plenary has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the next phase of CAMH's redevelopment at the Queen Street Site. From the redevelopment Master Plan of 2002 onwards the goal has been to ensure the integration of CAMH's clinical care, education, research and other functions with shared public elements such as courtyards, a library, auditorium and green spaces. This is an important step in the multi-phase project that aims to transform care and change the future of mental health, while revitalizing CAMH's connection to the community.
Update on property at College and Russell Street Sites
Good news for CAMH: The University of Toronto has purchased the four-acre parcel of land at College and Spadina on which CAMH's College and Russell Street buildings reside. U of T was able to arrange to purchase the property from a fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management for $123-million. The purchase will allow the university to shape the future use of a prominent gateway to its campus. For CAMH, the arrangement also means the hospital can continue to use the space for as long as needed.
Art Strategy for CAMH Redevelopment Art is an important part of CAMH’s ongoing Queen Street Redevelopment Project. In the latest buildings a centerpiece artwork sets the tone for many of the visual aspects throughout, helping to create an interconnected and welcoming environment for patients and staff. The CAMH Art Selection Panel (CASP) put a call out to local artists for letters of interest in 2017 as part of the current phase of redevelopment (Phase 1C). There will be 10 architecturally-integrated, public-facing pieces selected, along with 25 stand-alone pieces for corridors and waiting areas.