St. Michael's 3.0
News and events
May 22, 2020
Two additional floors have opened inside the recently operational Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower in order to better support the care of COVID-19 positive patients and persons under investigation (PUIs) at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto.
May 19, 2020
Effective May 19, the Regional Anesthesia procedural area inside St. Michael’s Hospital, commonly known as the ‘Regional Room’ is operating out of its newly renovated space in 5 Donnelly.
April 15, 2020
Unity Health Toronto’s teams have accelerated the work to open select floors of the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower (PGT) this week in order to enhance our critical care capacity and COVID-19 readiness. The intensive care units on the 4th and 7th floors will open first and be dedicated to COVID-19 critical care patients.
Feb. 26, 2020
The first phase of renovations to The Walter and Maria Schroeder BRAIN&HEART Centre has come to completion with the upcoming opening of the brand new Catheterization Lab 3 inside St. Michael’s Hospital.
Jan. 28, 2020
A brand new trauma bay has opened inside St. Michael’s Slaight Family Emergency Department this month after a lengthy and carefully planned testing and design process that ensured trauma patients will get the best possible care when they need it most.
July 25, 2019
In the coming months, St. Michael’s Hospital staff will see the 100-year-old Shuter Wing slowly empty of its departments in preparation for a complete demolition and rebuild.
Nov. 21, 2018
When an architect is asked to design a hospital space, they need to work closely with someone who has an immense understanding of how the hospital functions, the flow of patients, and the various staff’s day-to-day activities inside the future space.
Aug. 7, 2018
Behind the scenes, there is one team working collaboratively with all key stakeholders across the hospital to ensure the planning and preparation for upcoming moves and overall change is a one-stop shop turnkey process. The team is intuitively called Operational Readiness.
Feb. 9, 2018
Staff in the Medical Device Reprocessing Department are celebrating the completion of renovations to their workspace on B1 Cardinal Carter, another milestone in the hospital’s building and renovation project.
Sept. 18, 2017
More than one year ago, planning started for the demolition of the Cardinal Carter South stairwell. The 17-storey structure stood in the way of linking the new Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower to the existing hospital. After seven months of demolition that dismantled 410 stairs and 2,317 cubic metres of concrete, the project is complete.
Aug. 30, 2017
As part of the renovation and expansion of the ED, the ambulance bay, triage and patient waiting area will be reconfigured to create better flow for clinical staff and first responders, and a better experience for patients and their loved ones.
June 14, 2017
Hidden behind the walls and above the ceilings at St. Michael's are the systems essential to providing patient care, powering lights on the helipad, transferring steam to sterilize equipment and pumping medical gas to the ICUs.
May 31, 2017
St. Michael’s Hospital has opened the first phase of its new Emergency Department. The state-of-the-art acute area, purpose-built to care for patients with urgent injuries or illnesses, is the initial phase of a multi-year revitalization and expansion of the hospital’s ED that will eventually double its size.
April 4, 2017
Building in the confined spaces of downtown Toronto takes creativity. In the case of the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, it means building into the air over the Victoria Street sidewalk with a cantilevered corridor.
Feb. 24, 2017
As part of the 3.0 redevelopment project, the CICU is making a much-needed move from its current location in the hospital’s Bond Wing to new space in the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, now under construction.
Jan. 3, 2017
With designs for the Emergency Department expansion and renovation finalized, the ED team is preparing to care for patients while the department is under construction.
Dec. 15, 2016
At the corner of Queen and Victoria streets, the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower is closing in on its planned height of 17 storeys.
Oct. 27, 2016
In the basement of Cardinal Carter wing, a two-level facility houses approximately 30,000 technical drawings. As part of St. Michael’s 3.0, the vault must be emptied as part of the ED expansion.
Oct. 9, 2016
A synthetic material commonly used to create seamless kitchen countertops, known as solid surface, is also frequently used in health care.
June 21, 2016
With new space on the 10th floor of the Donnelly Wing, it’s surprising that Nancy Rudyk, clinical leader manager for the Pre-Admission Facility, doesn’t want to show it off.
May 27, 2016
As part of St. Michael’s 3.0, many units, clinics and offices are moving into renovated spaces inside the existing hospital or to the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower in 2017. Some moves are complex and require the assistance of the hospital’s Clinical Engineering Department.
March 24, 2016
Big changes are coming to the Medical Device Reprocessing Department this spring as part of St. Michael’s 3.0 redevelopment project.
Jan. 12, 2016
It’s mid-morning in the hospital’s Queen Street entrance and the lobby is buzzing with activity. It’s the hospital’s busiest public space, seeing 75 per cent of patient and public traffic.
Nov. 5, 2015
The statue of St. Michael the Archangel is returning to the Bond Wing where it stood watch over the lobby from the late 1890s to 1996.
Aug. 11, 2015
In addition to the transformations in patient care that will be generated by St. Michael’s 3.0, the redevelopment project includes improvements in the ways that everyone navigates the hospital.
June 22, 2015
As St. Michael’s Hospital builds its new Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower and renovates large amounts of existing hospital space, it is also taking the opportunity to meet the unique needs of elderly patients and visitors.
May 14, 2015
When Jessica Cunnington worked as a registered nurse in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit in the 1970s, patient beds were pushed up against one wall and surrounded by monitors and other equipment, making it difficult to move around the bed and, in particular, to reach a patient’s head.
April 17, 2015
Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins was on hand today as St. Michael’s Hospital broke ground for a redevelopment project that will include a new 17-storey patient care tower to care for critically ill patients and renovations that will nearly double the size of the Emergency Department.
March 12, 2015
Blueprints, building permits and bricks and mortar are what come to mind when thinking of construction, but in hospitals infection prevention is the critical first step in any renovation project.
Jan. 28, 2015
Bondfield Construction has been chosen to design, build and finance the construction of St. Michael’s Hospital’s new tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets.
Dec. 8, 2014
Here at the hospital we look after patients from our local community, from across Ontario and even from outside the province who are critically ill and need our urgent care. That is why patient care is everything at St. Michael’s.
Oct. 3, 2014
Element Financial Corp. announced today that it is donating $15 million toward the construction of a new patient care tower for critically ill patients at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto.
Sept. 19, 2014
Peter Gilgan, the founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes, today announced a $30 million gift toward construction of a new patient care tower for critically ill patients at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Sept. 3, 2014
The Patient and Family Learning Centre is moving to make way for upcoming construction for St. Michael’s 3.0.
June 24, 2014
The Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, or MSICU, of St. Michael’s 3.0 is being designed with patient- and family-centered care in mind.
May 12, 2014
The new patient care tower means even more to the Orthopedic Inpatient Unit than new and better space for patients, family and staff. It will allow the unit—now divided between 4 Bond and 9 Cardinal Carter—to reunite.
April 30, 2014
St. Michael’s is embarking on a series of projects to transform care at the hospital, including a new 17-storey patient care tower. CLM Jana Jeffrey discusses St. Michael’s future home for coronary care and what it means for patients and their care.
April 1, 2014
The 285 people who work in Environmental Services make up the first department to contribute to St. Michael’s 3.0, with a pledge of $25,000 over five years to go toward the redevelopment project.
March 24, 2014
The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation, a longtime supporter of St. Michael’s Hospital, has donated $5 million to build a state-of-the art respirology unit on the sixth floor of the new patient care tower.
March 10, 2014
St. Michael’s is embarking on a series of projects to transform care at the hospital, including a new 17-storey patient care tower.
March 10, 2014
The pre-admission facility, where patients receive weeks-in-advance surgery preparation to avoid cancellations or delays, will have an updated and more accessible home in St. Michael’s 3.0.
Oct. 29, 2013
The Slaight family gift of $10 million will help renovate and double the size of the St. Michael’s Hospital Emergency Department, making it a world-class facility that will be known as the Slaight Family Emergency Department.
Oct. 28, 2013
Several infection control features of the new patient care tower, from isolation rooms to a dedicated OR elevator, improved ventilation and new sinks are expected to reduce hospital-acquired infections and improve patient safety.
Oct. 2, 2013
The five new hybrid operating rooms for the new patient care tower are being designed to meet the technology needs of the future.