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Community Benefits of New Hospital


As part of a provincial pilot project, West Park will be the first Ontario hospital to include a Community Benefits and Apprenticeship Plan in the construction of its new building. It will guide how the local neighbourhood will benefit from the major infrastructure project.

The plan will be a component of the final agreement between West Park, Infrastructure Ontario, and the winning proponent (the team chosen to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital). 

Benefits of the plan may include:

  • Training and employment opportunities
  • Public access to the new landscaped pathways and some gardens
  • New services for the community that may include supportive housing, hospice, doctor's offices, and new programs and services for local seniors and individuals with disabilities
  • Opportunities for local businesses or social enterprises

Details of the Community Benefits plan will be available soon after the winning proponent is announced, expected in the fall of 2018.

West Park is committed to working with community groups, agencies and other stakeholders in the area to ensure the community benefits from this vital healthcare development, as it continues to help patients get their lives back.

Read the press release here.

RFP closed

Feb. 27, 2018 - The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance and maintain the West Park Healthcare Centre development project in Toronto. 

Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams – EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, Plenary PCL Partnership and West Park Healthcare Partnership (Walsh Canada) – were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals in July 2017. All three teams have submitted their proposals by today’s deadline.

Over the next several months, submissions will be evaluated and a preferred proponent is expected to be announced in summer 2018. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.

Visit here to learn more about the West Park Healthcare Centre development project.

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RFP Release

RFP Release event

(l-r) Shelley Ditty, West Park Vice President of Planning and Development; The Honourable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and MPP for York South-Weston; and Anne-Marie Malek, West Park President & CEO helped celebrate the official RFP release for its new hospital development.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre have released a request for proposals (RFP) to three teams prequalified to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital development project in Toronto. The release of the RFP marks a critical milestone in the project, enabling the teams to begin work on proposals for the new facility.

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An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by IO and West Park, began in September 2016. This process identified three teams with the design and construction capability, facilities management experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The prequalified teams invited to submit proposals for the project are:

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare

  • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
  • Constructor: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
  • Design Team: Cannon Design Ltd. and Montgomery Sisam Architects
  • Facilities Management: EllisDon Facilities Services Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

Plenary PCL Partnership

  • Developer: Plenary Group Canada Ltd. and PCL Investments Canada Inc.
  • Constructor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Design Team: B+H Architects and Stantec Architects Inc.
  • Facilities Management: Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: TD Securities Inc.

West Park Healthcare Partnership

  • Developer: Axium Infrastructure Canada II LP, DIF Infra 3 Canada Ltd., and Walsh Infrastructure Canada Ltd.
  • Constructor: Walsh Canada
  • Design Team: Parkin Architects Ltd. and Adamson Associates
  • Facilities Management: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions Canada LP
  • Financial Advisor: Brookfield Financial Securities Inc.

Targeting LEED® Silver in the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, the project will see the construction of a new hospital facility totalling approximately 730,000 square feet. Other project features include:

  • Three hundred and fourteen beds, with 80 per cent of beds in single-patient rooms
  • Three-piece private washroom for each patient, even in double occupancy rooms
  • Significant increase in outpatient care space to accommodate current and new services such as geriatric clinics and day hospital, and satellite hemodialysis
  • Demolition of three existing hospital buildings – Main, Ruddy and Gage – as well as the existing maintenance buildings
  • New campus entrance with new public and private roads within the campus
  • Increased green space, landscaping for outdoor therapy, therapeutic gardens, walking paths and courtyards, plus terraces on every floor

Once the RFP submissions are received, IO and West Park will evaluate submissions and select the successful bidder. The winning bidder is expected to be announced in summer 2018, with construction to follow shortly thereafter.

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