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

New Chemical Storage Shed Installation

EllisDon is currently working to remove and replace the hospital’s existing chemical storage shed. The existing shed, located within the construction zone off Sammon Avenue, must be removed to make way for future construction of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre.

The new chemical storage location, in front of the hospital’s existing power plant (corner of Sammon Avenue and Knight Street) has been approved by the City of Toronto.

 During this work, the community can expect to see the following at the corner of Sammon Avenue and Knight Street:

  • Erection of construction safety fencing
  • Removal of existing asphalt on the west end of the power plant parking pad
  • Installation of a concrete slab foundation, curb, prefabricated storage shed and screen

The contractor will utilize the street parking on the north side of Sammon Avenue when unloading materials and there may be temporary closures of a portion of the northern sidewalk.

The new chemical storage shed is anticipated to be installed by early December 2018.

Site Excavation

Excavation and drilling activities have begun at the corner of Cowell and Sammon Avenues. Excavation is anticipated to be complete by Summer 2019.

Demolition of E Wing

Demolition of the E wing on the south side of the campus has begun. Intermittent noise and vibrations may be felt by surrounding departments.

Knight Street Parking Restrictions

As part of the MGH’s switchgear replacement project, a City of Toronto Street Occupancy Permit has been obtained for six (8) street parking spots on the south end of Knight Street for the unloading of a steel switchgear platform & other materials. The spots will be occupied from approximately August 13 until mid-October. 

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.

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