Our redevelopment project: St. Michael’s 3.0

St. Michael's 3.0

We’re building at St. Michael’s Hospital: building care, building innovation, building leadership in urban health.

St. Michael’s is embarking on an ambitious redevelopment project to transform patient care at our hospital. We’ve called it St. Michael’s 3.0, and it includes a new patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, a renovated Emergency Department and significant upgrades to improve the existing hospital space.


Get an aerial view of the floor-by-floor changes now officially under way at St. Michael's Hospital. (Rendings by NORR)

The 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower will have enlarged inpatient facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology and respirology, and expanded intensive care units for coronary and medical-surgical patients. Five operating rooms will be added to the hospital, each large enough to include state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment, such as MRIs, CT scanners and X-rays.

All in-patient rooms in the new tower will be private, meaning more privacy and better infection control, with space for families, leading to better outcomes.

Renovations to existing hospital space will include nearly doubling the size of the Slaight Family Emergency Department and replacing the 100-year-old Shuter Wing with a new three-story structure on the corner of Bond and Shuter streets.

The project will also create a new, main door to the hospital at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. The Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower will tie into adjacent buildings, and its lobby will connect on the first floor to a pedestrian highway running through the entire hospital to improve patient and visitor flow.

    Construction has begun!
In September, the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower entered a new construction phase with the installation of a tower crane at Queen and Victoria Streets. Using the second-largest type of mobile crane in Toronto, the process of assembling the tower crane took two days and 15 crew members. With excavation complete and the crane in place, we’re ready to build!
  • Height: 316 ft (approximately 22 storeys)
  • Jib length: 135 ft
  • Maximum lifting capacity: 16,000 lbs
  • Number of steps to the cab: 325

The St. Michael’s 3.0 redevelopment project will transform patient care at our hospital, helping us to become Canada’s premier critical care hospital.

We’re excited to share our progress with you. On this page you’ll find all the information you need about our redevelopment project. Check back often for updates.

Questions? Email BuildingSMH@smh.ca