The New Grandview Kids receives Award of Merit for Project Delivery by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
AJAX, ONT. – The Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre (GCTC) Redevelopment Project won the Award of Merit for Project Development at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership’s (CCPPP) 2022 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships. Presented on November 21, 2022, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, the prestigious award honours the GCTC Redevelopment Project for delivering best-in-class infrastructure for Canadians, which is both innovative and cost-effective.
On April 13, 2022, Grandview Kids announced Children First Consortium as the successful proponent to complete the design, build and finance of the GCTC Redevelopment Project. The Children First Consortium is made up of: Amico Design Build Inc., Sacyr Construction S.A (construction team and applicant lead); Parkin Architects, H.H. Angus and Associates Limited (design team); Stonebridge Financial Corporation (financial advisor).
With a focus on hope, belonging, discovery and celebration, the new Grandview Kids headquarters – located in Ajax, Ontario – will be a centre of excellence in paediatric rehabilitation. The Centre will support seamless, coordinated and client-driven care. The space will be open, welcoming and inclusive. The building will be home to a mix of rehabilitation, medical and clinical services, as well as education and research activities. While maintaining satellite offices in other areas of Durham Region, the new Centre will enable Grandview Kids to continue responding to the growing demand for services for children and youth, helping to reduce wait times, increase accessibility and improve the range of local service offerings.
The Canadian Council National Awards for Public-Private Partnerships honour governments and public institutions and their private sector partners who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in public-private partnerships. The awards, presented annually, highlight project financing, service delivery, infrastructure investment and generation of economic benefit, which result in enhanced quality of public services and facilities. The CCPPP Award of Merit for Project Development specifically honours the GCTC Redevelopment Project for possessing qualities that includes demonstrating innovation and excellence in its sector.
- Children First Consortium was awarded the contract to design, build and finance the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project through an open, fair and competitive process overseen by a third-party fairness advisor.
- The project will enable the delivery of Grandview Kids’ specialized programs, outpatient clinical treatment, and support more children and youth in the Durham Region and surrounding areas, while alleviating the region’s growing waitlists for special needs services.
- Construction of the new Grandview Kids began in October 2022 and is targeted for completion in 2024.
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services: “Our government is proud to play an important role in the redevelopment of the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre. This facility will help children and youth reach their full potential through the provision of excellence in paediatric rehabilitation. This is another example of how, under the leadership of Premier Ford, we are building Ontario, and helping our most vulnerable connect to their community.”
Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, Chief Executive Officer, Grandview Kids: “The long-held dream of the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project will soon lead to the reality of our new Paediatric Centre of Excellence in Ajax, Ontario. To receive the Project Development Award of Merit, while still in the development phase, is a testament to the incredible teamwork we experience day-to-day at Grandview Kids, and the continued support we receive from our partners at Children First Consortium and Infrastructure Ontario. Grandview Kids is poised for continued, unprecedented growth over the next several years, making this an exciting time for the Grandview Kids community. We graciously accept this award and look forward to opportunities that enable us to continue to share our Grandview ‘sparkle’ with more clients, caregivers and partners.”
Michael Lindsay, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario: “I am thrilled that the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project has received the Award of Merit in the Project Development category. We at Infrastructure Ontario are grateful to be working with our partners to deliver such an important project that will provide services for children and youth with physical, developmental, and communication needs. Once complete, the new facility will provide Grandview Kids the ability to serve more patients and their caregivers within the community. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this project a reality.”
Nadine Leonard, Project Director, Children First Consortium: “Children First Consortium is ecstatic that the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project won the Award of Merit in the Project Development category. We appreciate Infrastructure Ontario and Grandview Kids for the opportunity to be the Designer, Builder, and Financer for a project that support children and youth. We thank our team for their hard work and dedication in supporting the project. Children First Consortium is excited to see the impact of the new ‘Grandview Kids’ and the support it provides to children and youth in the Durham Region.”
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