Grandview Kids honoured for headquarters project in Ajax


Published November 11, 2022 at 9:49 am

The Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project in Ajax was recognized with a 2022 National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

The new four-storey, 95,000 sq. ft. facility will serve as the new headquarters for Grandview Kids as well as increase the centre’s ability to offer more services and serve a greater number of children and youth in Durham Region.

Design work on the $85.3 million project, awarded to Children First Consortium, got underway in the spring. The project should be complete and ready for occupancy by the spring of 2024.

Seven projects in total, including high schools, hospitals and an archival storage facility from across the country were chosen as winners by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). The awards will be handed out in person this year at P3 2022 on November 21 in Toronto.

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital was also honoured, earning a Service Delivery Award of Merit.

The $2 billion DBFM hospital, which has been in operation since 2015, remains one of the largest infrastructure projects in Ontario. The LEED Gold facility, with 457 beds and shelled-in space to facilitate 602 beds by 2023, includes multiple smart technology enhancements. The project continued despite the global collapse of initial consortium partner Carillion Canada Inc. in 2018. EllisDon took over 100 per cent responsibility for the 30-year management of the hospital’s facilities and services.

The partners on the project are Infrastructure Ontario, Halton Healthcare Services Corp., and Hospital Infrastructure Partners (Carillion Canada Inc., EllisDon Corp. and Fengate Capital Management Ltd.).

Ontario’s Accelerated High Speed Internet Program was awarded a silver in project development for its ambitious ‘electronic reverse auction’ project in connecting 266,000 hard-t-reach homes and businesses; the P3 Schools Bundle in Alberta scored a Gold Award in Project Development; and Library and Archives Canada new $330 million Preservation Storage Facility earned a Gold Award in Infrastructure.

Other winners include a Silver Award for the Highway 7 West Bus Rapid Transit project in York Region; and the $417 million Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C., which was presented an Award of Merit for Infrastructure.

The Grandview Kids headquarters project will be a centre of excellence in children’s services, and will include:

  • Centre-Wide Therapy Services: occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, audiology, infant hearing, blind low vision, social work;
  • Autism Services;
  • Preschool Outreach Program;
  • School-Based Rehabilitation Services;
  • SmartStart Hub services for families with a concern about their child’s development;
  • Developmental Paediatric Medical Services including specialized medical clinics;
  • Family/caregiver resources and support; and
  • Campbell Children’s School.

Partners include Infrastructure Ontario, Grandview Children’s Centre, Amico Design Build Inc. and Sacyr Construction S.A.

Grandview Kids currently has eight sites: the main centre and headquarters on Townline Rd. S. in Oshawa; locations at Paul Dwyer High School and at the Oshawa Executive Airport in Oshawa; locations in the Whitby Mall and at the Abilities Centre in Whitby; Grandview West on Westney Rd. S. in Ajax; S.A. Cawker Public School in Port Perry; and the Bowmanville Health Centre.


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