New State-of-The-Art Mississauga Hospital Enters Development Stage

New State-of-The-Art Mississauga Hospital Enters Development Stage
Image Courtesy of Trillium Health Partners.

The monumental Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital has recently reached a new milestone, as of Spring 2023, embarking on its development stage.

Spearheaded by EllisDon and PCL Healthcare Partners, the development phase will cover the requirements, design, scheduling, pricing, and risk involved in the project. After this two-year process, the enormous, 24-storey hospital is slated for construction in 2025 at Queensway West and Hurontario Street. Construction began last year on the adjoining 8-storey parking lot in preparation for future growth. At this stage, the timeline for the entire building's completion is predicted to be in a decade.

The project is named after developer and philanthropist Peter Gilgan, Chairman and CEO of Mattamy Asset Management and Founder of Mattamy Homes, who donated $105 million to the new hospital. An additional pledge to match donations up to $75 million was recently announced by Orlando Corporation. When completed, the new hospital will completely replace the old neighbouring one, Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital, which will be subsequently demolished.

Back view of hospital

What Will The Completed Hospital Look Like?

The expansive Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital will feature an astonishing 2.8 million square feet of space — about triple the size of the current hospital at The Queensway and Hurontario St. Upon completion, it will be the largest hospital in Ontario, with some saying it will be the biggest in Canada.

Design considerations include supporting modern infection prevention procedures and promoting sustainability and energy efficiency. Other features of the new facility include over 950 beds (80% of which will be private), 23 cutting-edge operating rooms, advanced diagnostic imaging facilities, a pharmacy, and a clinical laboratory. Upon completion, the hospital is slated to have one of the largest emergency departments in the country.

The new building will sit right at the southwest corner of the intersection, taking advantage of an improved street presence and the upcoming convenience of the currently under-construction Hazel McCallion Line. This new light rail transit line will operate along Hurontario. Increased centricity and accessibility will allow the hospital to serve the growing city well.

Hazel McCallion LRT will Increase centricity and accessibility and it will allow the hospital to serve the growing city well.

What Does This Mean for Mississauga?

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is a much-needed facility as the region has seen demand rise higher than any other hospital system in the province. Trillium Health Partners provides service to over 1.3 million patients a year through its three facilities — which include Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke and Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.

The decision to triple the size of the current hospital facility with the new build is an indicator of the explosive growth that the city anticipates in the coming years. Coupled with the exciting transit development of the Hazel McCallion Line and proximity to two GO Stations (Cooksville and Port Credit), investors would be wise to look at opportunities in this rapidly growing part of Mississauga.