It has been long journey. 30 years of planning and three years of construction to get us to the grand opening of our new Atrium Building in March 2014.
Decades in the making, the new hospital is built on the hospital’s existing site. It replaced the 160-bed Oak Ridge building and the 20-bed Brébeuf building, offering a larger, more modern space for treatment and care for people with a mental illness who are involved with the justice system. The new building consolidates Waypoint into a more efficient, integrated campus.
Planning for what would be the largest public infrastructure project in Penetanguishene’s history began in January 2009. After many more months of work, the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario announced Integrated Team Solutions (ITS) as the preferred proponent selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new building. The ITS consortium represents a joint venture between EllisDon Corporation and Fengate Capital Management Ltd., with EllisDon also providing construction services. The facility was designed by Cannon Design and Honeywell Limited will provide facilities management. National Bank Financial Inc. acted as the financial advisor to ITS.
Waypoint aims to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for the design and construction. LEED® standards focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
In the news...
Memo to staff from President and CEO Carol Lambie September 2015 re: Toronto Sun articles
Letter to patients and families September 2015 re: Toronto Sun articles
Several politicians on hand for ceremony - thebarrieexaminer.com - February 21, 2014
Health Minister Tours new facility in Penetanguishene - CTV News Barrie - February 21, 2014
Waypoint celebrates Substantial Completion of the new Atrium Building - Waypoint / Infrastructure Ontario Media Release - December 6, 2013
Outdoor walking tours offered to get a glimse of Waypoint's new campus expansion - Waypoint Media Release - August 19, 2013
Contruction officially begins on forensic mental health project in Penetanguishene - Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene / Infrastructure Ontario Media Release - May 6, 2011