Redevelopment: Construction Updates

EllisDon is now on-site at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) working to build the hospital’s redevelopment project. Below is a summary of construction activities currently occurring on the campus. For more information about any of the construction updates below or to sign up for regular email updates contact: @email


Sammon Avenue Driveway & Entrance Closure

The E-wing admitting entrance and driveway off of Sammon Avenue is now permanently closed to all vehicular and foot traffic. 

The Coxwell lobby is now the main patient/visitor entrance from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. unless accessing the emergency department or K wing. Pedestrian access to K wing off Sammon Avenue will remain however there will be no vehicular access or driveway parking available. From 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. all patients and visitors must enter the hospital via the emergency department

All users of wheel-trans must be dropped off and picked up at the main Coxwell Avenue entrance.

Sammon Avenue Entrance Closure

 


Parking Changes

MGH’s parking lot has moved to make way for construction of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre. Learn more about where to park during your next visit. 

Once complete, MGH’s Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre will have four levels of underground vehicular and bicycle parking, increasing the spots available on campus and  minimizing traffic congestion on the surrounding streets.


Construction Traffic Flow Plan

An update has been made to the construction traffic flow procedure for Michael Garron Hospital’s redevelopment project. The original plan was to minimize the number of construction vehicles that would travel east on Sammon Avenue from the hospital to Woodbine Avenue. 

The updated plan directs construction vehicles to travel both east and west on Sammon Avenue between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenues. This routing is permitted within the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950.

There are several reasons why EllisDon has modified the traffic routing for the hospital’s redevelopment project. These reasons include:

  • Construction activity on Coxwell Avenue south of Danforth Avenue requires vehicles to travel east on Gerrard and then north on Woodbine
  • Some larger trucks are having challenges reversing onsite due to tight turning radiuses, making right hand turns out of the site difficult
  • Daily deliveries of equipment and supplies are currently being made onsite. Having vehicles enter/exit both east and west on Sammon Avenue helps to maintain traffic flow.

Michael Garron Hospital and EllisDon apologize for any inconvenience this change in routing may cause and certainly appreciate the community’s understanding and support as we work to build the hospital’s redeveloped campus.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this change, please contact the hospital’s redevelopment department at @email  

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