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The future of health care lives here.

Construction has started on the parking garage and The Ottawa Hospital is on track with plans to build a new hospital that will lead the way for the future of health care and transform patient experience for the people we serve across the greater Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region, Western Quebec and Nunavut.

The new hospital will be the most modern in Canada, an incredible state-of-the-art building that will be a catalyst for reshaping health care in our community and across the region.

“With our new campus, we’re building a system, not just a site,” said The Ottawa Hospital’s President and CEO Cameron Love.  “The Ottawa Hospital is focused on enriching the quality of care for patients and their loved ones. The new campus will increase capacity for us to respond to the pressures exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and allow us to advance care and provide a better patient experience during and after time in hospital.”

TOH new campus - main entranceA view of the main entrance at The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus.

The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be home to one of Canada’s largest adult acute care hospitals, including a leading neuroscience and trauma centre, as well as enhanced surgical suites, outpatient clinics and specialized care.  Every patient will have their own room, equipped with an accessible washroom, and space for a loved one to spend the night. Smart in-room digital screens will keep patients connected with their loved ones who are unable to visit the hospital and there will be designated spaces for spiritual reflection, ceremony and healing.

“Every community in Canada is experiencing challenges related to wait times and staffing shortages are adding pressure across the entire health system,” said Love. “The new campus will help us respond to demands across all Ottawa Hospital campuses and support us in providing the excellent care and experience patients and their families expect and deserve. It will help us attract some of the best medical minds in the world, making Ottawa a hub for health research, discovery and training.”

TOH new campus - urban plaza - winter viewA view of the urban plaza at The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus in the winter, from Carling Ave. A research tower is in the foreground, with the main hospital building behind.

The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be built on a 50-acre site bordered by Carling Avenue, Preston Street, and Prince of Wales Drive, near Dow’s Lake in Ottawa.

We are thrilled to work closely with The Ottawa Hospital staff members, patient and family advisors, Indigenous partners and community members to develop and refine plans for what will become Canada’s most modern hospital. The guiding principles that are at the core of design planning reflect an ambitious vision of the future of health care.

  • 641 beds.
  • 5,000+ employees.
  • 2.5 million sq. ft on a 50-acre site.
  • The most advanced trauma centre in Eastern Ontario.
  • A world-class facility that will attract health care professionals, researchers and students from around the world.
  • A one-patient, one bedroom, one-bathroom model for better infection prevention and control, better privacy and better rest.
  • One of the most innovative neuroscience research programs in the world.
  • Research and education integrated into the design to ensure patients benefit from the most advanced and innovative technologies and therapies.
  • A transit-oriented site, pedestrian and cyclist safe, accessible, with enclosed walkways and greenspace.
  • ‘Smart’ interactive, accessible communication technology.

  • Create an exceptional experience for patients, families and staff
  • Improve health and wellness for people onsite and in the community
  • Ensure Universal Access for people living with a wide range of abilities
  • Provide a welcoming space for everyone
  • Promote leadership in research and innovation
  • Encourage learning opportunities for the next generation of health care workers
  • Contribute to planetary health and environmental sustainability

Construction moving ahead

The work to build The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus is moving ahead on schedule. Construction on the 50-acre site will be occurring in stages with crews working in different areas simultaneously. The first phase of construction is underway and involves preparing the site for the new hospital and building a parking garage — a four-storey parkade that will have a direct, covered connection to the main hospital building and a rooftop park. During construction, every effort is being made to minimize disruption to the neighbouring communities.

TOH new campus - drop off - night viewThe main entrance of The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus.

An economic boost for Ottawa

The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be a significant economic driver for Ottawa. During construction, it will inject more than $2 billion into Ottawa’s economy, contribute over $1.2 B in labour income, create more than 4000 full time jobs and generate a total economic output north of $3.75 billion.

After construction, about 6,000 people will work at the new campus and that is only portion of the more than 15,000 people who work and practice medicine every day across our campuses. Thousands of staff members, patients and visitors will visit the new hospital every day, and support the local economy through shopping, eating and enjoying the local businesses.

Vital to our community, our economy and our future, the new campus will support broad efforts to retain and attract nurses, physicians, and researchers from across Canada and the world. It will boost Ottawa’s reputation as a global hub for medical discovery and innovation and allow us to continue to attract bright minds from all over the world.