Redevelopment Update - Week of February 10, 2014
Demolition continues on the foundation of the former Bridgepoint Hospital. Removal of the footings is proving to be more difficult and the work is taking longer than anticipated.
This week PCL has increased its monitoring of vibrations in and around the immediate neighborhood to ensure that their work continues to be in full compliance with all City of Toronto municipal regulations relating to vibration.
Abatement and interior demolition of the Toronto Jail is ongoing, currently the majority of the work is contained within the building.
We will continue to update the website with the latest information on the ongoing redevelopment work.
We are now settled in our new state-of-the-art facility and in the final stages of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare's campus transformation. The final result will be an open, accessible campus with a seamless connection to Riverdale Park.
The last major milestone of the transformation of the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare campus is underway. We have officially taken possession of the red brick Toronto Jail building at the corner of the new Jack Layton Way and Broadview Avenue. To learn more, read the full Community Update.
Construction is entering into Stage 2 of the development plan with the completion of the old hospital demolition, demolition of the Toronto Jail, and final site work. To learn more, read PCL's full communication report.
The Community Master Plan, approved by the City of Toronto in 2006, is based on a unique 'campus of wellness', which reflects exciting concepts from architecture, landscaping, and medical best practices to not just transform the site, but to change the world for people living with complex health conditions. The new, state-of-the-art facility is a national centre of excellence to foster the next generation of clinicians, researchers and educators who work together to advance our understanding and treatment of complex health conditions.
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and Infrastructure Ontario have partnered with Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility for 30 years after completion. Construction started in the fall of 2009, and finished in early 2013. Patient services moved to the new hospital on April 14, 2013.