3,000 daily workers will build new multibillion-dollar hospital in Mississauga


Published June 18, 2024 at 2:44 pm

Construction to begin on new Mississauga hospital.

As many as 3,000 workers will be on site each day when construction of Mississauga’s new multibillion-dollar, state-of-the-art hospital kicks into high gear, officials involved in the “largest hospital build in Canadian history” say.

Add to that some 200 to 460 daily construction-related deliveries via large trucks and the scope of the massive undertaking over the next eight to 10 years at the corner of Hurontario Street and The Queensway becomes even more clear, according to Trillium Health Partners.

THP is the hospital network that oversees the city’s two hospitals — Mississauga Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital — in addition to the Queensway Health Centre on the Etobicoke-Mississauga border.

Mississauga Hospital, located on the southwest corner of the busy intersection in the heart of Canada’s seventh-largest city, is undergoing a complete rebuild and will be known as The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital when it takes final shape by the end of the decade or into the early 2030s.

It’s being renamed for the local developer/philanthropist who early in 2022 gifted $105 million to the project and it will rise to 24 storeys housing 2.8 million square feet when completed, making it the biggest hospital in Ontario and, reportedly, Canada as well.

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital

Rendering of the new Mississauga Hospital, to be completed in the next decade or so.

What hospital officials call “early works projects,” including the building of a new parking garage and the demolition of existing structures, are already underway and/or complete, according to THP.

Moving forward, hospital construction will begin sometime in 2025 and proceed in stages from there.

A Trillium Health Partners spokesperson scheduled to appear at Wednesday morning’s general committee meeting is expected to bring city councillors and other officials up to speed on the latest surrounding the major project.

The official will also request of the city a noise control exemption, a procedural move expected to be approved, for when construction starts on the hospital. An exemption, essentially, will allow building to move more quickly and efficiently along, THP officials say.

In a prepared presentation to councillors, the hospital official notes that 100 workers are expected each day on the site as construction gets underway in 2025. As the project moves along, that number will increase to 3,000 or so daily “at construction peak.”

The official also says in the presentation that “construction deliveries will be continuous and estimated to range from 200 to 460 per day” during peak construction times.

Once the new hospital opens, THP officials say it will provide “more beds, shorter wait times and greater specialization closer to home for patients and their families.”

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, which will sit on a site that has housed the current hospital since 1958, will also include:

  • the 200,000-sq.-ft. Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children
  • 23 state-of-the-art operating rooms, up from current number of 14
  • a new emergency department that will be three times the size of the current ER and one of the largest in Ontario
  • more than 950 patient beds, an increase of about 350 over the current number
  • many more private rooms

(Cover image/rendering and other rendering: Trillium Health Partners)

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