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Cara Francis
Director, Public Relations
William Osler Health System

Exciting Milestone Reached in Etobicoke General Renovation and Expansion

Osler and Infrastructure Ontario announce short-listed candidates for new four-storey wing

March 9, 2015, ETOBICOKE – The transformation of Etobicoke General Hospital has reached another important milestone. Three teams have been short-listed as potential candidates to design, build, finance and maintain the hospital’s new four-storey wing.

“This is an exciting time for health care in Etobicoke and the surrounding area,” said Juan Carranza, Vice Chair, William Osler Health System. “As Osler reaches another milestone in this project, we are moving even closer to the completion of a new, state-of-the-art wing that is set to transform Etobicoke General Hospital. This will help expand access to programs and services – like emergency and women’s and children’s care – that are needed most by this growing community.”

As part of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in October 2014, three teams have been short-listed for the project. Each will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) that is expected to be issued in late spring 2015. Each team includes a developer, design/builder, finance group, and a facility maintenance provider. The short-listed teams are:

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare

  • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
  • Design: CannonDesign Ltd.
  • Construction: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
  • Facilities management: Johnson Controls Canada L.P 
  • Financial advisor: CIBC World Markets Inc.

Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership

  • Developer: Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II LP and DIF Infra 3 Canada Ltd. 
  • Design: HDR Inc.
  • Construction: Walsh Canada
  • Facilities management: Cofely Services Inc.
  • Financial advisor: Brookfield Financial Corp.

Plenary Health

  • Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd and PCL Investments Canada Inc. 
  • Design: RTKL Associates Inc. and NORR Architects Engineers Planners
  • Construction: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Facilities management: Honeywell Limited
  • Financial advisor: RBC Capital Markets

Etobicoke General, which originally opened in 1972, is undergoing significant revitalization to meet the growing demands of its community. The new four-storey wing will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the hospital and house the services most urgently needed by the community it serves. Some features of the project include:

  • A larger, state-of-the-art emergency department
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Units that are nearly four times larger than the current space
  • A Maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized nursery 
  • A new ambulatory procedures unit  
  • Cardiorespiratory and neurodiagnostic services

“This announcement represents a vital next step in the progress of our Etobicoke General redevelopment project, and a tremendous step forward for our growing community,” said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System. “Our new wing will provide the best in diagnostics, treatment and technology to serve the community’s most urgent health care needs, support the delivery of world class emergency care and help us establish centres of excellence in high-priority areas.”

To prepare the 42-year old building and systems for the new addition, Osler will soon be starting its Early Works projects. This includes replacing existing chillers, upgrading existing air handling units, providing integrated building systems connections for the new addition, and upgrading the western hydro lands parking areas to create more parking spaces, improve traffic flow and enhance safety.

Osler is also in process of planning for the construction of a new Ancillary Services Building (ASB) on the site of the Etobicoke General Hospital. This building will house a number of outpatient programs/services and also allow Osler to foster new partnerships with other complementary organizations for innovation and education.

“We are proud to be part of a community that rallied to transform health care for their families, friends and neighbours when they built Etobicoke General Hospital,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. “And every day, for almost 42 years, this community has believed in the future of this hospital. Now, by working together, we can build on our proud history of community support for Etobicoke General and position Osler to be on the leading-edge of health care delivery in this province.”