On December 17th Infrastructure Ontario and Trillium Health Partners (THP) awarded a construction management contract to EllisDon to design and build two new long-term care homes on Speakman Drive in Mississauga. EllisDon was selected as the successful proponent as the result of a two-stage competitive and accelerated procurement process. EllisDon is a leading health care builder and service provider with over 500 health care build projects across the globe. To read a copy of the press release, please visit thp.ca.
As many of you know, this project is part of the Ontario government’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program, which aims to build the new long-term care homes years sooner than a traditional development project. The expedited construction process will allow for faster completion of the homes, and faster access to long-term care for the people of Mississauga. It will also relieve pressure at THP hospital sites, by offering patients and the community access to the health care services they need, in the most appropriate place, and within their own community.
What are the next steps?
With this announcement, EllisDon will be on-site at the Speakman property beginning the week of Decembe 17th for some initial preparations, including:
Site mobilization – this involves early work to establish site offices, set up for site access, install perimeter fencing, prepare parking and space for work trailers, install erosion and sediment control barriers or silt fencing (this fencing is made of a geotech fabric that is used before construction starts to retain the soil on the property and reduce disruption to adjacent areas during construction); installation of a security fence as a permanent barrier, to separate construction from the neighbouring properties, contain the site and provide some dust control.
EllisDon will be creating new access points to the site from Speakman Drive and will only access the site from these entrances. Please note that the Region of Peel accesses their easement from Varency Drive and they may continue to use this access from time to time.
Removal of any encroachments (e.g. sheds, garden plantings, guide wires and fencing) on the Speakman property by homeowners was to be completed prior to November 30, 2020. To support this process, we contacted the homeowners directly.
Complete design of the two long-term care homes.
Permitting and municipal approvals, execution of subcontracts and pricing of supplies. This initial work is expected to take approximately 1.5 months.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2021, and finish by early 2022.
SHORA members and residents adjacent to the Speakman property have raised questions about the work hours and we know that this is important. Currently work is scheduled to take place during the day between 7am and 7pm from Monday to Friday. Work will not take place on statutory holidays. If works needs to be scheduled outside of these hours or on a weekend, we will work with EllisDon to provide sufficient notice of these exceptions to the community.
Upcoming Virtual Town Hall – January 21, 2021
THP would like to invite you to take part in an upcoming Virtual Town Hall:
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Virtual Town Hall – Online Zoom meeting
How to register:
To register for the town hall, and sign up for our mailing list, please send an
early January 2021.
If you are already on our mailing list, we will automatically send you the Zoom link
in early January. If you would like to submit questions in advance of the town hall,
The purpose of the Virtual Town Hall is to:
- Provide an update on the long-term care homes
- Introduce our partners from EllisDon
- Discuss the construction timelines and what to expect over the coming weeks and months
- Provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and share your feedback
To send your questions ahead of time for the town hall, or to be added to the mailing list for future updates, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to connecting with you on January 21.
For a copy of the notice, please click here