Structural design approach eased inflationary cost overruns
Toronto, ON, Canada
New Patient Care Tower
Salas O’Brien provided complete structural consulting services on the transformation of the Michael Garron Hospital campus in East Toronto. This unique hospital campus includes multiple legacy buildings, leading to significant technical challenges for the Salas O’Brien team. Over 1km of expansion joints were detailed to ensure proper physical separations between the new and existing facilities, which remained fully operational during construction.
A new 4-level below-grade parking structure was constructed within the new tower footprint, more than tripling on-site parking for patients and families. Based on an innovative design strategy that Salas O’Brien and our partners developed, the parking structure’s increased efficiency allows for significantly increased parking on the site.
Targeting LEED Silver certification, the facility also incorporates many sustainable design features, furthering its role as a trusted neighborhood partner to the local East York community.
220,000 square feet