West Queen West CAMH Friday Story: Redeveloping the Queen Street Site

by Rob Sysak, August 11, 2017

CAMH is in the midst of a bold redevelopment project to transform our historic 27-acre site on Queen Street West into the mental health facility of the future.

We are building innovative treatment, research and education facilities that
integregrate with the surrounding neighbourhood and the grid of the city, featuring public spaces, parks, through-streets, and communitiy amenities. This project is transforming the future of mental health by advancing care and changing social attitudes.

 A model of phases one through three of CAMH’s Queen Street redevelopment. 

CAMH is currently embarking on phase three (1C), which includes two bold new hospital buildings: Complex Care and Recovery Building and the Crisis and Critical Care Building.

  Rendering of CAMH’s future Complex Care and Recovery Building. 

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Rendering of CAMH’s future Crisis and Critical Care Building.

Phase one (1A) and phase two (1B) of our redevelopment are complete. Construction of phase three will start in fall 2017 with the buildings to be completed in 2020. Once staff and clients have moved into the new buildings, demolition of Units 2 and 4 and the maintenance building will take place through 2021.

Phase four (1D) ​is part of CAMH’s Vision and Master Plan. It is in the planning stages and, if approved, would replace CAMH’s existing facilities for those patients with complex mental illness who have encountered the legal system. Construction could start as early as 2021. 

To receive bulletins and information about CAMH’s Neighbourhood Liason Committee meetings or for specific questions about the Redevelopment Project, contact CAMH’s Redevelopment Office at (416) 535-8501, ext. 33330 or send an email to: redevelopment.feedback@camh.ca