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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C Redevelopment

Promoting community connection, wellness, and recovery

  • 600K

    Square Feet

  • 235


  • $685M

    Project Value

  • Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario

Helping change the face of mental health through a unique urban village

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) redevelopment aims to establish a unique urban village that helps society normalize mental health. We’ve been supporting CAMH in achieving this vision since the previous phase, Phase 1B, which included designing inpatient, outpatient, and administration buildings as well as a parking garage.

For Phase 1C, we provided architecture, interior design, landscape design, civil and structural engineering, and operational readiness. This phase features two new buildings that co-locate education and clinical programs, creating opportunities for knowledge exchange and discovery. The McCain Complex Care & Recovery Building serves as the new urban gateway to the campus. In addition to inpatient and outpatient programs, the McCain building includes public spaces such as an auditorium and resource center (with an adjacent garden) to promote public engagement. The Crisis & Critical Care Building includes inpatient units, psychiatric emergency department, outpatient areas, and exterior therapeutic spaces.

CAMH encourages a vibrant streetscape through the retail program and a public interior street which connects Queen Street West to the new open park space. With 9,000 square feet (830 square metres) of commercial and retail space, the streetscape design encourages community integration.

Using input from CAMH patients, families, and care teams, the CAMH redevelopment creates welcoming, uplifting, and non-institutional spaces that provide better care and service for their patients’ health and wellness. 

At a Glance

European Healthcare Design Awards Winner, Mental Health Design, 2021
European Healthcare Design Awards Highly Commended, Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm), 2021
Warm welcome: What to consider when designing a modern mental health space
Meet Our Team

J. Ronald Mar, Principal

I focus on encouraging and leading an environment of productive collaboration within each of our design teams.

Deanna Brown, Principal

I’m driven to provide creative, efficient planning and designs that improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.

Ena Kenny, Principal

My hope is to create uplifting spaces that serve people, and support the health of people and the planet.

Angelo Ligotti, Senior Principal, Community Development, Regional Business Leader (Canada East)

I enjoy contributing hard work and proactive design excellence in partnership with our clients. It’s exciting to watch land reach its potential.
Angelo Ligotti Senior Principal, Community Development, Regional Business Leader (Canada East) Read More

Shannon Hunt, Consultant, PBS Client Solutions

I believe in starting with the end in mind—putting the patient and caregivers at the center of all design outcomes.
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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!

J. Ronald Mar


Deanna Brown


Ena Kenny


Angelo Ligotti

Senior Principal, Community Development, Regional Business Leader (Canada East)

Shannon Hunt

Consultant, PBS Client Solutions

Terry  Wilk


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