West Park Healthcare Centre is located on a 27-acre site filled with extensive parklands and gardens by the Humber River. This picturesque park-like setting supported West Park’s original role as tuberculosis sanatorium, which included a treatment program that required access to fresh air and a graduated exercise therapy. Although the site has been significantly redeveloped since 1904 to accommodate West Park’s growth and changing model of care, the natural setting has remained integral to the identity of the centre, supporting the health and well-being of patients and contributing to a positive work environment for the staff.
The redevelopment of the West Park site will further expand the centre’s scope of services to better serve its growing community. The expansion is marked by the construction of a new hospital building, including a total of 314 rehabilitation and complex continuing care inpatient beds and ambulatory care services, and the creation of a new street entrance and extensive landscaping for therapeutic outdoor spaces. The goal of the Landscape Concept is to create a series of distinct landscapes that reflect different intensities of development and levels of engagement creating a setting where all, regardless of capability can enjoy the restorative qualities of nature.