Trillium HealthWorks is the long-term health infrastructure renewal plan to build a stronger community together by expanding our capacity through hospital development projects and community partnerships. The plan addresses years of necessary investments that have not kept pace with growth and changes in this community.
We know that building more hospital beds alone is not the solution. Our plan to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community means advancing health across the hospital, the system and the community.
Learn more about the plan through these frequently asked questions:
This project is a historic health infrastructure renewal and will be a multi-billion dollar investment in the future of health care for the community.
Once the procurement phase for the project is completed, the project cost and successful bidder will be released publicly.
The province covers 90% of the cost of eligible hospital construction, and 100% of the planning costs.
The remaining 10% of construction costs, major equipment, and technology required in the hospital is covered by the hospital’s “local share”.
Local share means the portion of total project costs required to be raised by the local community.
Overall, the local share will be in the range of 15-25% of the overall costs.
As always, the highest standards of patient care will remain our top priority throughout redevelopment. Trillium Health Partners will continue to operate at all of our sites during construction.
There may be disruptions to how you access the site during construction. We will work hard to keep any disruptions of a minimum and will keep you informed of any impacts throughout the process.
The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital
- In planning the location of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, including the parkade, we looked a number of different options, based on:
- the most effective functioning hospital building for staff to deliver of safe, high quality patient care;
- the most efficient schedule; and,
- greatest value for money, and overall cost.
- After studying a number of site arrangements, it was determined that the best location for the The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is along Hurontario, with the new parkade in the southwest end of the property.
- The process for building the new hospital is based on ensuring minimal disruption to the hospital care being delivered today, and making sure that traffic flow on the property is manageable so staff, patients, visitors and emergency services can easily access the hospital.
- The first step is to build a new parkade on the southwest end of the property, adjacent to Bronte College. Once this is completed, the next step is the tear down of the current parkade, Camilla Care Community and the Clinical Administration building (office building facing Hurontario Street) to allow for construction of the new hospital. Camilla will only be torn down once residents have transitioned to a new long-term care home including Wellbrook Place, the two LTC homes on Speakman Drive in Mississauga.
- Once the new hospital build is complete and occupied, the existing Mississauga Hospital will be torn down, with the exception of the J-wing patient tower on the west side of the property.
- Before construction began on the new parking garage, there were over 1,900 parking spots: more than 1,100 in the parking garage, and nearly 800 surface level spots.
- Once the new parking garage is completed, there will be approximately 1,400 parking spots. During this time some staff will be relocated to nearby office buildings reducing the demand for parking onsite.
- Once The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is completed, there will be over 2,500 parking spots: 1,300 in the new parkade, 860 in the hospital's underground parking garage, and an additional 350 surface level parking spots.
- The parkade design incorporates feedback received from the community.
- The exterior of the structure is designed with precast concrete wall panels, which will shield vehicle headlights. Densely-placed wall fins have also been incorporated to provide additional shielding as vehicles move through the parking structure. The wall fins are mostly concentrated on the south side of the parkade, facing Bronte College. As a result, the parkade should cause minimal disruption to the local community.
- The majority of the parking garage will also have a setback of between 7.5 and 10 metres to the neighbouring property, which is aligned with the setback required for the City of Mississauga bylaw.
Exterior Perspective – Aerial View (artistic renderings subject to change)
Exterior Perspective – Eye Level (artistic renderings subject to change)
On April 20, 2022, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a team to advance the development of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. When the RFP closed on September 30, 2022, IO and THP worked to evaluate the submission and select a partner to enter into a Development Phase Agreement (DPA).
On March 10, 2023, IO and THP entered into a DPA with ED+PCL Healthcare Partners, the Development Partner selected to further develop the project requirements and design, schedule, pricing, and risk management. Once the Development Phase is complete, in approximately two years, it is expected that ED+PCL Healthcare Partners will enter into a fixed-price Project Agreement to design, build, finance, and maintain the project, as well as proceed into the implementation phase for construction of the project.
On Friday, April 1, 2022, THP received an Enhanced Minister’s Zoning Order (EMZO) to rezone the Camilla Care Community property at 2250 Hurontario Street from residential to institutional use as part of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital project. To move forward with construction, the site must be rezoned for hospital use (institutional zoning). The EMZO gives the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing the authority to rezone a particular site, rather than go through the traditional municipal zoning process, which can take up to 12 months or longer. Speeding up this process helps deliver faster access to the much-needed, modern, expanded hospital services this growing community deserves.
The EMZO motion was brought to Mississauga City Council on February 2, 2022 and passed with unanimous support. As part of the process, THP consulted with local community/ratepayer groups, neighbours, stakeholders and held three town halls open to the public (Community Town Hall March 2022 - Presentation). No specific questions or concerns were received from the public during these Town Halls. Questions received through these forums were related to:
- Cycling routes and intersection safety
- Alignment and collaboration with LRT construction timelines
- Traffic impacts
- Construction timelines
- Staffing the future hospital
- Wayfinding and hospital navigation
- Opportunities for further engagement
- Appreciation for hospital staff
- Service delivery and services provided
- Growth of beds
Expanding The Future Home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre
Freestanding rehab and complex care facilities are common throughout our health system and aligned with best practices. To have a purpose-built, specifically designed centre that offers the continuum of rehabilitation and functional restoration beds in one place is an important service for our community The expansion of the Queensway Health Centre will be a specially designed, purpose-built rehab and CCC centre, where care is focused on restoring function, optimizing functional independence, and improving quality of life.
The existing site will remain and continue to be used for patient care. Some areas will be renovated as part of this project.
Following an open, competitive request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in October 2021, EllisDon Corporation submitted an RFQ to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) to design, build and finance the Future Home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre. Upon evaluation by IO and THP, the team met the conditions for pre-qualification, having demonstrated the necessary construction experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. On October 4, 2022, IO and THP issued a request for proposal (RFP) to EllisDon. Once the RFP submission is received, IO and THP will evaluate the proposal while ensuring competitiveness and fairness throughout the procurement process. If successful, IO and THP will move to financial close, meaning financing will be in place to design, build, finance and maintenance the project. This is anticipated to take place in 2023.
Find updates from the March 2022 Community Town Hall here.
An RFP is a document that sets out a list of conditions and specifications that must be met by the future development partner in order to build the hospital expansion.
To ensure a fair and transparent process, the RFP is posted on Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) website.
The construction schedule will be determined based on the successful bidder’s construction schedule.
New (Long-Term Care) Health Centre: General
- In partnership with Infrastructure Ontario and Partners Community Health, Trillium Health Partners is leading the build of a new health centre that will function as an interconnected community for seniors and caregivers, providing a broad range of services and programs that meet the needs of those it serves.
- The first phase includes Wellbrook Place, two long-term care homes with a combined 632 beds that will address the current lack of access to long-term care in this community and create capacity in hospitals where many patients wait for long-term care placement.
- Future phases include a residential hospice (built and operated by Heart House Hospice) and a health services building that will offer a suite of medical services (yet to be determined).
- Trillium Health Partners (THP) looked at more than 100 properties across Mississauga. A number of factors were considered in the decision about where to locate, including: compatibility with surrounding uses; community needs; size of site and dimensions; and, cost.
- The property at 2180 Speakman Drive was selected due to:
- Location – south Mississauga has the oldest population / highest concentration of seniors and demand for health care services will continue to grow in this area
- Opportunity to provide community-based services in an area where THP does not currently have health services
- Conveniently located near the QEW
- Proximity to palliative physicians at Mississauga Hospital (10 minutes) and Credit Valley Hospital (11 minutes); Credit Valley Hospital will be the clinical lead physicians at the residential hospice
- Close to parkland and residential area, so that people in south Mississauga can age and receive care in their own community in a more home-like and community setting
- Mississauga has 20% fewer long-term care (LTC) beds per capita than the provincial average. As of August 2019, there were 4,560 people on the wait list for placement in LTC homes in Mississauga, and the average wait time is 26% longer than the provincial average.
- Trillium Health Partners (THP) alone has an average of 90 patients per day waiting for placement in a LTC home. These homes will help address the lack of LTC access in this community.
New (Long-Term Care) Health Centre: Wellbrook Place
Partners Community Health, the not-for-profit organization that will operate the long-term care homes, announced the name of the two homes as Wellbrook Place. Click here to learn more about Wellbrook Place and the naming process of the homes: Announcing New Name For Partners Community Health Long-Term Care Homes On Speakman Drive - Partners Community Health.
Wellbrook Place, the long-term care homes at 2180 Speakman Drive, will be operated by Partners Community Health, a new not-for-profit organization focused on bringing health care services together around the needs of people living in Mississauga and West Toronto.
- The long-term care home will feature the latest standards for LTC home design and safety, including private bedrooms, appropriately sized lounge and dining areas, outdoor terraces and spaces, and, enhancements to HVAC including capability for 100% fresh air supply.
- The homes will also include programs that allow people to receive the care they need close to home, including:
- Two units specially-designed to safely care for people who live with advanced dementia (Behavioural Support Units);
- A day program for older adults who require regular enrolment in activities and services focused on maintaining their independence in order to prevent or delay the need for hospital or LTC;
- A dialysis program for LTC residents and members of the community living with chronic kidney disease; and,
- Virtual models of care will be used to connect the homes’ primary care model to hospital specialists at Trillium Health Partners, increasing the quality of resident care.
- People interested in seeking placement at Wellbrook Place will go through the same process that applies to all LTC in Ontario as set by the Province.
- This process includes an assessment to determine eligibility for LTC, selecting up to five homes of interest, and placement depending on availability.
- The Province identifies those in certain communities and individuals coming out of hospital as having priority access to certain LTC homes. Living in close proximity to a LTC home does not mean a request will be accepted to a particular home.
- At this time, we do not have a date for when people can begin selecting Wellbrook Place as a preferred choice. We will share this information as soon as it is available. Alternatively, you can visit Partner Community Health’s Website or email email@example.com for more information.
At this time, substantial completion of Wellbrook Place is expected in spring 2023. We will share the exact timing of the opening once that information is available.
If you have real-time concerns about an on-site issue, please call 416.594.2196. This is a monitored line with after-hours contact information.