It’s hard to believe that just one year ago we gathered at Etobicoke General Hospital to break ground on the new four-storey patient tower and Ancillary Services Building (ASB). So much has been achieved in such a short period of time and now we’ve reached an exciting milestone!
On June 26, we welcomed members of the Osler community – dignitaries, health care and business leaders, construction partners, donors, local residents and our incredible staff, physicians and volunteers – to the site for a standing room only event to celebrate the “topping off” milestone.
“Topping off” is an event that is widely recognized in the construction industry that signifies that the building has reached its full height and that the structure of the building has been completed.
Following the formal portion of the event, guests were invited to sign a beam that will be installed as part of the new patient tower and steel plates that will become part of the ASB. In case you missed it, check out our photo album from the event on Facebook!
When it opens in 2018, Etobicoke General’s new patient tower will add 250,000 square feet of space for new and expanded departments, including a state-of-the-art emergency department that will greatly improve access to care and patient flow. The ASB will replace the aging, existing medical office building with more than twice the square footage of contemporary medical space that will house existing ambulatory care clinics and a new satellite dialysis program.
There is plenty of work still to be done before we can officially open our doors to patients, but this is a remarkable step in our redevelopment journey!