At Etobicoke General Hospital, we are moving closer to starting construction on the new, state-of-the-art four-storey patient wing. In December, the three shortlisted teams – EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership, and Plenary Health – submitted their bids to design, build, finance and maintain the new wing. Osler’s redevelopment team and Infrastructure Ontario are currently in the final stages of evaluating the proposals, with a preferred team expected to be announced in March. Construction is expected to begin in late spring 2016.
To prepare the 43-year old building and systems for the new addition, Osler has been undertaking an Early Works project. This includes replacing existing chillers, upgrading the heating plant, upgrading the normal and emergency power distribution systems, providing structural modifications to support the mechanical system upgrades, and providing integrated building systems connections for the new addition. Osler has also upgraded the hydro lands parking areas to create more parking spaces, improve traffic flow and enhance safety.
We are also getting ready to break ground on Etobicoke General’s Ancillary Services Building (ASB), which will be home to outpatient programs and services, and other complementary health organizations. Construction on the ASB is expected to begin this spring.