Bridgepoint Health to be redeveloped

TORONTO — The Bridgepoint Health hospital in Toronto is being redeveloped by Edmonton-based Stantec Architecture and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) of Toronto. The redevelopment plan calls for the building of a care and rehabilitation complex expressly designed for patients affected by diseases and disabilities. It will also provide improved rehabilitation capacity for procedures like hip and knee surgeries and other treatments required by an aging population.

The Bridgepoint Health redevelopment project will include a new state-of-the-art chronic care and rehabilitation hospital, a centre for research, education and policy, a new public park, a proposed Centre for Living and the redevelopment of the historic Don Jail (a Toronto jail-house built in 1858). Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009.

“The design will respect both the history of Bridgepoint Hospital and the Don Jail as a major feature in the Riverdale Community, and position Bridgepoint Health as a visible icon of positive change in the health-care system in our city,” said Marian Walsh, President and CEO of Bridgepoint Health. “It will also ensure we have the facilities we need to fulfill our teaching goals in partnership with the University of Toronto and attract and retain the best health professionals to help us change the world for people living with complex chronic disease and disability.”

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