New 24-storey Mississauga hospital that will be largest in Canada hits ‘major milestone’


Published March 10, 2023 at 12:05 pm

New Mississauga Hospital
The new 24-storey Mississauga Hospital, when completed, will be among the largest hospitals in Canada. (Rendering: Trillium Health Partners)

Construction of the new state-of-the-art Mississauga Hospital isn’t set to begin until 2025, but the massive project that promises to build one of the largest, if not largest, health-care facilities in Canada hit a milestone today (March 10).

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, so named last year after the local developer/philanthropist gifted $105 million to the project, has entered the development phase, the provincial government’s Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and hospital executives announced Friday morning.

The development phase, in which the chosen developer EllisDon/PCL Health Care Partners will address matters such as project requirements, design, schedule and pricing, is expected to last about two years.

At the end of that phase, shovels are expected to be in the ground at The Queensway/Hurontario St. site (where the current hospital is also located) at some point in 2025.

In advance of the new hospital construction, work began late last fall on construction of an eight-storey parking facility on the parcel of land that has housed the hospital since 1958.

Trillium Health Partners (THP), which runs Mississauga and Credit Valley hospitals in addition to Queensway Health Centre on the Mississauga-Etobicoke border, said earlier that the new 24-storey state-of-the-art hospital will be nearly three times the size of the current health-care facility.

That will make it the largest hospital in Ontario and among the largest in all of Canada–some say the largest–when completed in a decade or so.

It will boast about 2.8 million sq. ft. of space and 23 cutting-edge operating rooms, up from the 14 older ORs currently in use.

Additionally, the emergency department will be one of the largest in Ontario and some 350 new beds will be added to bring the total to more than 950. More than 80 per cent of the beds will be in private rooms.

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital will also feature new, advanced diagnostic imaging facilities and a new pharmacy and clinical laboratory.

Once the new hospital is complete, the existing structure will be demolished.

The new hospital is badly needed, according to THP, which notes that over the next 20 years its three hospitals will experience more demand for services than any other hospital system in Ontario.

THP president and CEO Karli Farrow said the new hospital in Mississauga, in addition to other redevelopment projects at the other sites, “are vital to ensuring we can deliver the health care this community needs and deserves for years to come.”

She described entry into the project’s development phase as “a major milestone.”

Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones also noted the importance of the Mississauga project.

“The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital project will help ensure patients in Peel can connect to care, closer to home,” she said. “Once completed, this will be the largest hospital in the country, and the Ontario government is proud to support this historic project which will help expand emergency care, advanced diagnostic facilities and more.”

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