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EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare to build Ontario hospital

By Adam Freill   

Construction Infrastructure Institutional

Contract for South Niagara Hospital awarded; construction to start this summer with 2028 target for completion.

Artist’s rendition of the new South Niagara Hospital project. (Photo courtesy of Infrastructure Ontario)

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Niagara Health have awarded a $3.6 billion fixed price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) to design, build, finance and maintain the new South Niagara Hospital project.

Included in the EDIH team are applicant leads EllisDon Capital Inc. and Plenary Americas LP, the design team of Parkin Architects Ltd. and Adamson Associates Architects, the construction team of EllisDon Corporation, and financial advisor EllisDon Capital Inc.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare to bring this exciting new hospital to Niagara. The team at EDIH has created a truly impressive building design that is specific to our needs, showcasing their knowledge and expertise in healthcare infrastructure,” said Lynn Guerriero, president and CEO of Niagara Health. “The new state-of-the–art hospital is going to transform healthcare for the Niagara region and will attract healthcare workers to the region. I look forward to watching it come to life over the next few years.”

The 1.3-million-square-foot hospital will be centrally located in Niagara Falls, just off the QEW, and will offer a full scope of hospital services including emergency, critical care, diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services, as well as Centres of Excellence in complex care, wellness in aging, and stroke.


The new hospital will be 12 storeys tall and will have up to 469 beds, of which a significant portion will be new, increasing Niagara Health’s capacity to provide inpatient services for the region. The site will also have state-of-the-art infection prevention and control measures, and has also been planned with the space and infrastructure to accommodate new and emerging healthcare technology.

In addition to being LEED Silver certified, the South Niagara Hospital is working towards being the first WELL-certified hospital in Canada, incorporating design elements that promote health and well-being for everyone who uses it.

Construction is expected to commence this July and take five years to complete.





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