Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) announced today that EllisDon has signed a contract to design and build two new long-term care homes on Speakman Drive in Mississauga.

With capacity for 320 and 312 beds respectively, the two new long-term care homes will help address capacity issues within Ontario’s health and long-term care system, while providing a modern, comfortable and safe place for seniors in our community to call home. The homes will meet the latest standards for long-term care design, and will include private or semi-private bedrooms, lounge areas, dining rooms, terraces and enhancements to HVAC such as 100 per cent fresh air supply capability.

The project is being delivered as part of the Accelerated Build Pilot Program. Through the use of hospital-owned land, rapid procurement and modular construction, the pilot program aims to deliver new long-term care homes years sooner than a traditional development project. In total, the Pilot Program will add up to 1,280 long-term care beds in the GTA.

EllisDon was selected as the successful proponent as the result of a two-stage competitive and accelerated procurement process. In the first-stage, a Request for Qualifications and Standing Offer (RFQSO) was issued to establish a list of firms with demonstrated ability and experience in rapid delivery construction projects and mandates. In the second stage, shortlisted firms from the RFQSO were invited to enter into confidential meetings and negotiations, concluding with the contract award.

IO will work with THP to manage construction and commissioning of the project. The completed long-term care homes will be owned and operated by a new not-for-profit corporation.


Michaela MacPherson
Infrastructure Ontario

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