Dec 17, 2020

EllisDon Awarded Contract for Accelerated Build of a Long-Term Care Home in Toronto

Mississauga, ON, December 17, 2020 — Today, EllisDon announced it has been awarded a construction management contract by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Humber River Health (HRH) to design and build a new long-term care home adjacent to HRH's Finch Campus – Reactivation Care Centre. Following a two-stage competitive and accelerated procurement process, EllisDon was selected as the successful proponent to deliver the home as part of an Accelerated Build Pilot Program.

"EllisDon is proud to have been selected to deliver the HRH long-term care facility and to be a part of this unique project," says Andrew Anderson, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Toronto. "Under the Accelerated Build Pilot Program we'll be able to provide people within the local communities with better and faster access to modern, long-term healthcare services."

With capacity for 320 beds, the development will help address capacity issues within Ontario’s health and long-term care system, while providing a modern, comfortable and safe place for some of the most vulnerable in the community to call home. The build will meet the latest standards for long-term care home design, including private or semi-private bedrooms, lounge areas, dining rooms terraces and 100 per cent fresh air supply capability.

The Accelerated Build Pilot Program aims to deliver new long-term care homes years sooner than a traditional development project through the use of hospital-owned land, rapid procurement and modular construction.

"Modular construction will be a crucial component in facilitating the accelerated build of this project," said Tom Howell, Senior Vice President, ED Modular. "This project marks an exciting milestone for ED Modular since the opening of our new facility earlier this year. We're looking forward to deploying modular technology on this project and delivering modern healthcare, faster."

Infrastructure Ontario will work with HRH to manage construction and commissioning of the project. The completed long-term care home will be owned by HRH and operated on a non-profit basis.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2022.

For a PDF version of the Press Release, click HERE.