Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness

“This hospital will lead the way in building community partnerships and providing innovative models of care that truly put patients at the heart of our health system.”

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (PMC) is not a typical healthcare facility in either appearance or program. The design intention of the PMC represents the goals of William Osler Health System balancing the best qualities of public architecture with a spirit of informality and approachability. This ambulatory care facility reflects a shift in awareness from conventional medicine towards treating the whole person throughout their life and creates an opportunity for a new kind of public building that functions more like an active community centre than a passive environment for treatment. Clinical services include Dialysis, a Seniors’ Wellness Centre, mental health clinic in addition to an extended hours Urgent Care Centre and an Ambulatory Procedure Clinic with eight operating suites. The design response creates an inviting and connected centre for care and wellness. At the heart of the building is a dynamic three-storey-high atrium space that provides a focal point for the community and is distinguished through the liberal use of colored glass on the main façade. At certain times of day, a stained-glass lighting effect casts colorful reflection throughout the space. With public spaces gathered on a light-filled central spine, wayfinding is intuitive and a clear relationship is developed between each of the departments. The clinical spaces are laid out to maximize efficiency ensuring patients are seen quickly and safely. All patient treatment areas look out to a courtyard and all public areas of the building are filled with natural light. The public corridors are lined with rooms dedicated to community outreach and education. These elements create a building that is vibrant, informal and used beyond its core function as a health care facility.

Client William Osler Health System
Sustainability LEED Gold Certified


Photographer Tom Arban


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2012 CCPPP – Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships, Silver Project Finance Award
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