St. Michael's 3.0

Q&A


      + Why is St. Michael’s Hospital under construction?

Although St. Michael’s has always been recognized for its quality of care, we have been challenged in recent years by our aging facilities. Our cramped spaces – many dating back nearly 100 years – were not designed to accommodate new technologies and equipment or to meet today’s infection control standards.

This redevelopment project will allow us to transform how we provide patient care and help us to become Canada’s premier critical care hospital. We’ve called it St. Michael’s 3.0, and it includes a new patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria streets, a renovated Emergency Department and significant upgrades to existing hospital space.

Read more about the improvements we’re making to St. Michael’s Hospital.

      + How long will the construction last?

The St. Michael’s redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed in late 2019. The Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower is scheduled for completion in late 2017 and renovations throughout the hospital, including the Slaight Family Emergency Department, will take place from January 2015 until late 2019. The hospital will remain fully operational during this time.

      + Has my clinic or doctor’s office moved?

As we build the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets and renovate existing hospital space, some doctors’ offices and clinics will move.

Before your next appointment, call 416-360-4000 or visit www.stmichaelshospital.com/locator/clinics.php to confirm where your clinic or your doctor’s office is located.

      + Where can I park?

There are several lots nearby, including:
  • Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (entrance on Victoria Street)
  • Behind Metropolitan United Church on the east side of Bond Street
  • A Green P lot across from the hospital’s Queen Street entrance

      + How much was awarded in the project’s contract?

Bondfield Construction has signed a contract to design, build and finance the St. Michael’s redevelopment project for $301 million, which will be paid out at substantial completion. This contract guarantees a fixed price and delivery date.

For more information, contact BuildingSMH@smh.ca