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

Promoting community connection, wellness, and recovery

  • 600K

    Square Feet

  • 235

    Beds

  • $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

Offices
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, Managing Principal

I enjoy contributing hard work and proactive design excellence in partnership with our clients. It’s exciting to watch land reach its potential.

J. Ronald Mar

Principal

Deanna Brown

Principal

Ena Kenny

Principal

Angelo Ligotti

Managing Principal

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