Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto opens
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Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto opens

25 Jun 2013

Bridgepoint Hospital has commissioned the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto, designed and constructed by two teams including Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects and HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects.

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Bridgepoint Hospital has commissioned the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto, designed and constructed by two teams including Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects and HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects were responsible for project specific outline specifications (PSOS) and the Design Exemplar.

HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects are the architects to the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain consortium responsible for the design as constructed and are the Architects of Record..

The 464-bed facility has been built based on a masterplan developed by Urban Strategies in 2006, which is claimed to be largest healthcare facility of its kind in Canada.

Being delivered under a two-tiered design, the new facility offers rehabilitation services and treatment for patients with complex health conditions.

As part of the project, the pre-Confederation Don Jail adjacent to the new facility has been refurbished to act as the hospital’s administrative building.

The facility has been designed to maximise connections with Toronto and with nature to optimise patient healing.

Features of the new facility include the ground floor ‘Porch’ that can be accessed by the community, windows designed to give unobstructed views to patients lying in bed and a green roof providing access to the outdoors in the upper levels of the hospital.

Following commissioning, the hospital will now start the next phase of development to complete the restoration of the site as an interconnected, pedestrian-friendly campus featuring landscaping and gardens.

Following the completion of the site redevelopment, the project is undergoing Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE), which would measure and assess the effect of architecture on comfort and health results.


Image: The Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility has been built so as to maximise connections with Toronto and with nature to optimise patients’ healing. Photo: DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS.