Marble, columns and stairs

Project Horizon is a significant campus redevelopment project being undertaken by SickKids in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care over the next decade in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.

The redevelopment project for a renewal of clinical care and support areas of the hospital will increase inpatient hospital beds and treatment spaces, increase the capacity for clinical supports and new integration spaces that will connect emerging healthcare technologies and expand on their ability to provide virtual care. The new hospital facilities will not only tackle critical infrastructure issues, but also transform how children in Canada and around the world receive healthcare.

The first phase of development involves design and construction of a new 22 storey patient support centre, the second phase of development involves design and construction of a new acute care hospital tower and the third phase of development involves renovations to the remaining hospital building.

McMillan acted on behalf of the hospital with respect to the drafting and negotiation of a master services agreement for the provision of architectural services for SickKids’ Project Horizon. The team was led by Annik Forristal and included Scott Martyn and Geza Banfai.

McMillan’s National Construction Group (“MNCG”) is a highly integrated and coordinated inter-disciplinary industry practice group. The MNCG consists of 50 lawyers across Canada who deal with construction either exclusively or as part of their larger practices in their respective disciplines, which span almost all of McMillan’s departments. Our lawyers practice together without regard to office boundaries, seamlessly employing the right expertise and teams throughout the country to deliver superior client service in relation to all aspects of construction and for all players in the construction pyramid. The MNCG approaches construction, P3, and infrastructure projects as a single discipline. In addition, the MNCG employs a problem-solving approach that integrates both barrister and solicitor side thinking to yield more creative, comprehensive, and practical solutions to client challenges — whether on transactions, through dispute resolution processes, or otherwise managing risk.