On schedule and moving forward

Stage 3 Open House At the Stage 3 launch, David Garlin, Planner for the Campus Development team, explains how West Park will make the new hospital more accessible to persons with disabilities  

Community Benefits Signing Declaration

December 4, 2018

West Park and its partners officially sign the Community Benefits and Apprenticeship Declaration that pledges the new hospital project will bring employment and training opportunities for the local community. Learn more

Groundbreaking Ceremony

October 11, 2018

West Park breaks ground on a massive new construction project that will redefine how nature can effectively be integrated into rehabilitative health care. Learn more

Tree and Land Blessing Ceremony

September 20, 2018

West Park honours its trees and land as it prepares for construction. Learn more

Financial Close

August 10, 2018

West Park is pleased to announce that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the hospital’s new, approximately 730,000 square foot facility. Learn more

Community Benefits of New Hospital

May 2, 2018

West Park will be the first Ontario hospital to include a Community Benefits and Apprenticeship Plan in is development. Learn more

Request For Proposals (RFP) now 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. 
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July 28, 2017

Infrastructure Ontario 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.
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City Council Approves Amended Zoning Application

March 9, 2017

After a year long process, Toronto City Council approved on March 9, without debate, West Park’s zoning amendment application to build an all-new hospital facility. Learn more

RFQ Shortlisted Teams Announced

February 2, 2017

West Park and Infrastructure Ontario prequalify three teams to bid on the top job of designing, building, financing and maintaining the hospital's new six-storey, approximately 730,000 square foot facility. Learn more

Stage 3 Submission Complete

October 21, 2016

After spending an intense year engaging more than 450 patients, family members, employees, physicians and volunteers through 700-plus hours of formal meetings, workshops and open houses, West Park submitted its final planning document to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Learn more

RFQ Release

September 1, 2016

The process has begun to select a team, which includes an architect and construction company, to build West Park’s new hospital. Infrastructure Ontario (IO), the government body that oversees major construction projects in the province, issued the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a team to design, build, finance and maintain our new facility. Learn more

Community Consultation

July 5, 2016

The City of Toronto hosts a community consultation on West Park's site plan application to build a larger hospital building than originally proposed. The change in plans is driven by the need to meet current healthcare standards and building codes. Public transit, traffic, parking and trees were among the issues community members raised. Learn more

Mock-up Open House

June 2016

Patient at Mock-Up Open House


Staff, physicians, patients, families and volunteers were invited to view and critique the full-scale, cardboard mock-up of patient spaces for the new hospital throughout June. Learn more        

Stage 3: Output Specifications Begins

October 7, 2015

West Park launches Stage 3: Project Specific Output Specifications (PSOS) of the capital planning process. Using the Functional Program as a guide, the PSOS document outlines “rules” and “must-haves” that the developers bidding on the new hospital must incorporate in their architectural design. Learn more

Stage 2: West Park submits Functional Program

August 31, 2015

After a year of meetings and workshops with employees, physicians, patients and families from across the hospital, West Park submits its Functional Program. Learn more

West Park proposes an all-new hospital build

August 2015

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care endorses West Park's new proposal to build an all-new hospital facility that would accommodate all patient care services and demolition of the Main Building. Learn more

Creative juices flow at Design Innovation Workshop

May 25, 2015

Design WorkshopWest Park’s campus development is transformed into reality as 60 patients, physicians, employees and volunteers came together to brainstorm possible designs, creating mock-ups of what inpatient and outpatient areas may look like. Learn more


Non-Hospital Development: Offer to Lease agreement signed with Amico Properties

April 13, 2015

West Park and Amico Properties sign an Offer to Lease agreement to develop five acres of land at the east end of West Park's campus. Revenue from the Non-Hospital Development will help cover the cost of the new Hospital. Learn more

Stage 2: Functional Program Begins

September 2, 2014

West Park launches its centre-wide Stage 2: Functional Program. This is a critical planning stage for the project as it will provide the architects and design team with a clear understanding of what West Park wants to achieve in the new and renovated facilities. Learn more

Request for Offer issued to lease Non-Hospital Development Zone

January 24, 2014

West Park Healthcare Centre issues a Request for Offer (RFO) to lease the Non-Hospital Development zone, a five-acre portion of the hospital’s campus intended to offer housing and related services for seniors and persons with disabilities. The revenue generated will contribute to West Park's local share cost of a new Hospital.

New Beacon for West Park: First physical icon of multimillion dollar expansion unveiled

June 26, 2013

Gateway SignThe symbolic first stake-in-the-ground for West Park's redevelopment is unveiled at the north-west corner of Eglinton and Emmett Avenues. The new, prominent landmark — a 7.6 metre (25-foot) sign — addresses the hospital's long-standing challenge of visibility within the community. Learn more

Pre-Functional Programming Begins

May 27, 2013

Taking advantage of an extended planning timeline, West Park is the first Ontario hospital to undertake an additional phase before officially entering into Stage 2: Functional Programming. Learn more

Government approves West Park's campus development project

August 24, 2011

The Ontario Government gives the green light to West Park’s development plans, an historic milestone for one of the most significant redevelopments in the hospital's history. Learn more

Zoning Approval

August 17, 2010

Toronto City Council approves zoning changes that will permit West Park to expand the hospital and construct mixed-use buildings on the five acres of ancillary lands.

The Business Case

David Garlin and Janet Hubert of the Planning Department June 2009 

West Park submits its 800-page "Business Case for Campus Redevelopment" to the Health Capital Investment Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. It provides details on site and building plans, a fundraising strategy and other operational issues. The business case was approved in 2010.

Business Case Grant

June 2008

West Park took an important step towards redevelopment with a $3-million planning and development grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The grant, announced by York South-Weston MPP Laura Albanese, allowed West Park to prepare a business case. 

For more information, please contact the Campus Development team at 416-243-3600 ext. 2111 or