In May 2016, Osler and Infrastructure Ontario made an exciting announcement. Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership signed a $330 million contract to design, build, finance and maintain a new four-storey tower at Etobicoke General Hospital. A public ground breaking ceremony followed in June, and the transformational expansion and renovation project is now well underway.
The new tower will add about 250,000 square feet of space to the hospital and house the programs and services our community needs most, including:
- A larger, state-of-the-art emergency department
- Cardiac care and intensive care units
- A maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized nursery
- A new ambulatory procedures unit
- Cardiorespiratory and neurodiagnostic services
Construction is also in progress on another building at the Etobicoke General site. The new 200,000 square foot, seven-storey Ancillary Services Building will replace an aging medical office building, with more than double the space. It will house several outpatient programs and services including a fracture clinic, diagnostic imaging and a new satellite dialysis program.
For many patients, Etobicoke has been their first and only entrance into Canada’s health care system.
Our community relies on the patient-inspired care and innovation Etobicoke General continues to provide. Having support from all levels of government, the health care community, and the people who live and work in the region, means that we will be able to continue to provide patient-inspired health care now and well into the future.