Michael Garron Hospital

Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre

Michael Garron Hospital’s new 8-storey Patient Care Centre will include inpatient and mental health beds, ambulatory clinics and an underground parkade. The project also encompasses ~100,000 ft2 of renovations within the existing hospital.

Much of the existing infrastructure at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) has reached the end of its lifecycle, with some buildings dating to the 1920s. HH Angus was engaged as part of the Planning Design and Compliance Team (PDC) for the new Patient Care Centre, responsible for generating performance-based documents to facilitate design of the new facility.

The project specific output specifications development process included options for expanding central plant systems (heating and cooling), augmenting and unifying the campus emergency power system, replacing aged electrical substations, phasing, design standards, and technical guidelines. Incorporating operations, life cycle and maintainability requirements were of the utmost importance for this project, as responsibility for the ongoing facilities operation and maintenance will rest with MGH.

Enabling projects

To prepare the site for construction, several physical elements were relocated and/or demolished. HH Angus worked with MGH to provide mechanical and electrical engineering for the “Enabling Projects”.

These included relocation of bulk oxygen and bulk nitrous oxide, relocation of bulk chemical storage, demolition of E-Wing and F-podium, and decommissioning a major service tunnel. This work involved complex sequential construction phasing and shutdowns to maintain operation of the Hospital.

HH Angus’ ICAT group, Angus Connect, assisted MGH with development of a long-term strategic vision, directions, gap analysis, strategic recommendations and IT solution options for information technology (IT) to support the hospital moving forward. The team built upon this strategy document to develop the design specifications as part of the compliance role.

The new Patient Care Centre is Phase 1 of an ongoing redevelopment, and is targeting LEED Silver.

Image courtesy of Michael Garron Hospital.

PDC - Mechanical Compliance Engineering | Electrical Compliance Engineering | Vertical Transportation Design Compliance | IMIT Compliance

Size: 550,000 ft2 | Status: Completion 2023

Toronto, Ontario


Integration of new and existing M&E and IT infrastructure | Developing long term IT strategic vision towards EMRAM 7 |  Prepared PSOS for ICAT systems and integration requirements | Targeting LEED® Silver