Key exchange takes place at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
By On-Site MagazineConstruction Infrastructure
Construction of the major portion of the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care has been completed and the facility has been turned over to the hospital.
Built on Waypoint’s existing site in Penetanguishene, Ont. (about 150 km north of Toronto), the new forensic mental health building replaces the 160-bed Oak Ridge and 20-bed Brebeuf facilities.
The LEED Gold certified centre will offer a larger, more modern, and consolidated space for treatment and care of people with mental illness who have come into contact with the law.
The construction project began in February 2011 and created hundreds of jobs for local trades and construction related suppliers. At the height of construction 300 workers were on site daily.
Labour and materials for the project were largely drawn from the Midland, Barrie and Simcoe County areas. The project was completed on time and on budget using Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.
The new building will be open for patient care on March 3, 2014.