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Women’s College Hospital

Lauded as the hospital designed to keep people out of the hospital, Women’s College Hospital is an ambulatory, care facility that maximizes future flexibility and prioritizes women-focused services.

Walsh Canada, Bondfield Construction Company Limited (JV)
Toronto, ON
420,000 sq ft Size
10 Storeys
2016 Completed

As part of the Women’s College Partnership consortium and working closely with Infrastructure Ontario, IBI Group Architects began working on the architectural design and delivery of Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment in 2010, alongside joint-venture partner Perkins Eastman Black. Consulting healthcare teams, patients and the public for design input throughout the process, its redevelopment replaced all existing buildings and consolidated primary care, chronic disease management, surgical services, diagnostics and mental health programs in one accessible downtown location.

This incredibly complex, 420,000 sq. ft. project involved construction around a fully-functional hospital on a confined site in downtown Toronto, gradually evolving into the new and improved facility. Its future-friendly and flexible design was the outcome of careful planning, extensive research, and involvement of care teams. The result provides multi-use treatment rooms as well as unobstructed floor plates for any necessary subsequent changes to the building’s layout or functions as healthcare services evolve. Its iconic pink cube and ‘women’ signage is visible from afar and embedded within the community it serves.

Women’s College Hospital is the first patient-centred, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario, Canada’s pre-eminent ambulatory care teaching facility, and a world leader in women’s health. IBI’s architects and designers are proud to help Women’s College Hospital realize its goal of providing a welcoming, inspiring, healthy and supportive space for patients, visitors and staff.


Photography Credit: Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Atrium inside Womens College Hospital
Photo by Ben Rahm/A-Frame Inc.
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The Silver Award


Project Development,
By Canadian Council for Private-Public Partnerships

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Generative Space Award


A Place to Flourish,
By The CARITAS Project

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OGCA Builder Award


Group 5-Buildings-Prime Consultant,
By Ontario General Contractors Association

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