Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael’s Hospital have shortlisted three companies to design, build and finance the construction of a new 17-storey patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in downtown Toronto and the renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing hospital space.
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in December 2012, the following three companies, each including a developer, design and construction firms, and a financial advisor (becoming known as the “usual suspects”) were shortlisted, and will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in summer 2013:
St. Michael’s Partnership
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited
- NORR Limited / Farrow Partnership
- Rocklyn Capital Inc.
Integrated Team Solutions
- EllisDon Corporation
- Kasian Architecture
- EllisDon Capital Inc. / Fengate Capital Inc.
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc
- B+H Architects / Silver Thomas Hanley
- TD Securities Inc.
The new tower will allow St. Michael’s Hospital to relocate patient beds from an 85-year-old wing and provide larger space for programs that treat some of the most critically ill patients from across Ontario. These programs include patients from the medical-surgical intensive care unit and the largest adult cystic fibrosis program in North America.
Five new operating rooms will be added to the hospital, each large enough to include state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment. These hybrid operating rooms will allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive, image-guided or catheter-based procedures and undertake open surgery in the same operating room.
Redevelopment work will also provide enlarged, state-of-the-art inpatient facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology and respirology — including the cystic fibrosis program — as well as critical care space for the coronary and medical-surgical units.
The current emergency department will also be expanded. It was originally designed to accommodate 45,000 patient visits a year, but now accommodates more than 70,000 a year — a number that continues to grow with the population.