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Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

An icon of wellness

  • 464

    Beds

  • 680K

    Square Feet

  • 20+

    Design Awards

  • Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario

Shifting the paradigm for healthcare delivery

The success of modern medicine means that people with chronic disease are living longer, but how can we maximize the quality of that life? Built in the 1960’s, the existing hospital lacked the space and amenities to provide the transformative care that defines healthcare today. Bridgepoint sets a new standard for chronic disease management and rehabilitation, taking a step towards an improved quality of life for Torontonians living with chronic disease.

Located at the eastern edge of Toronto’s core, the site is bordered by a park, residential community, major highway, and a historic jail. A new architecture of wellness is achieved by optimizing the therapeutic benefit of nature for healing. All patient rooms, therapy spaces and lounges offer dramatic park and city views. At ground level, an ‘urban porch’ is accessible to all, encourages interaction via café, auditorium, library and terrace spaces. Shared therapy and convalescent spaces on levels 5 and 10 act as ‘sky gardens’ with access to outdoor space.

As part of the project, the 1864 Don Jail has been transformed into administration space, giving the community an opportunity to access, explore and understand the history of the site.

This highly successful project has been widely recongized by the health and design industries, earning more than 20 design awards including a Governor General's Medal in Architecture, UK Civic Trust Award, and Architectural Record's Good Design is Good Business Award.

At a Glance

Offices
PDC Architect
Stantec / KPMB Architects
DBFM Architect
HDR / Diamond Schmitt
Award
2016 Governor General's Medal in Architecture

Bridgepoint: A bird's eye view

In this virtual tour, experience Bridgepoint Active Healthcare’s new facility from ground plane to rooftop terrace.

Meet Our Team

Deanna Brown, Principal

To me, the most important step in design is listening. I want to really hear my client before I draw a single line.

Stuart Elgie, Vice President

Design is about working through a question. Sometimes, before you can work on the answer, you need to figure out the right question!

Sylvia Kim, Principal

It takes being both creative and analytical to bridge the gap between design excellence and business objectives.

Michael Moxam, Vice President, Architecture

Every intervention impacts the public realm and contributes to community building. This is both our opportunity and our responsibility.
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Jane Wigle, Senior Principal, Architecture

I want to create uplifting spaces. To help people navigate life’s stressful moments and to empower staff to achieve their maximum potential.
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Terry Wilk, Principal

I love working within a multidisciplinary team – bringing together the best ideas to solve the design challenge. It’s creativity at work!
  • Deanna Brown

    Principal

  • Stuart Elgie

    Vice President

  • Sylvia Kim

    Principal

  • Michael Moxam

    Vice President, Architecture

  • Jane  Wigle

    Senior Principal, Architecture

  • Terry  Wilk

    Principal

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