Today, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held the official groundbreaking for the latest phase of its downtown Toronto campus.
When construction is completed, two new buildings totalling approximately 600,000 square feet, will be added to the growing Queen Street campus. This new phase will provide 235 inpatient beds, a 24/7 Emergency Department, a 300-seat auditorium, a unique ‘therapeutic neighbourhood’ for patients, and much more. This phase will transform care for patients with complex and acute mental illness, challenge stigma and discrimination, and enhance our city.
“Today’s groundbreaking is the product of years of hard work and dedication in the service of transforming care for people with mental illness,” said CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn. “Our new buildings will be so much more than walls, floors and ceilings. They will be respectful and dignified places that promote healing and recovery. They will be a powerful symbol of CAMH’s move away from institutionalization and towards integration within our community. And they will serve our academic mission to advance mental health research nationally and globally.”
As part of the Plenary Health CAMH Team, Footprint is proud to be the sustainability consultant on this project. Our team provided daylighting analysis and energy modelling services throughout the pursuit phase of this project, and will continue to provide expertise as needed throughout the construction period.
Congratulations to the entire project team!