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Toronto hospital developers asked for proposals

Developers have six months to submit their plans for an eight-storey patient tower and other new facilities at the Michael Garron Hospital.

Infrastructure Ontario has issued a request for proposals to three consortiums interested in building the expansion of a hospital in east Toronto.

The consortiums have six months to submit how they will build and finance a new patient care tower at Michael Garron Hospital. Teams were selected last June based on their previous development experience and capacity to fund and complete the project.

“The Michael Garron Hospital redevelopment demonstrates the importance of making good infrastructure investments, so that Ontarians can access improved patient care and the best facilities,” said Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli.

Canadian investor EllisDon Capital is the lead financier for one of the consortiums, joined by B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects for design and build. TD Securities is leading another consortium, which includes PCL Constructor Canada, Parkin Architects and WZMH Architects. Walsh Infrastructure Canada is leading the final consortium, made up of Perkins + Will and Cumulus Architects.

The Michael Garron Hospital expansion includes the construction of an eight-storey patient tower, around 550,000 square feet of hospital redevelopment, replacement of old medical and surgical units, consolidation of ambulatory care procedures areas, creation of two underground parking areas and administrative centres.

IO said a winning bidder will be announced in November, and construction is expected to begin early next year.