Frank will be part of a panel discussion at the Healthy Cities 2030 Conference.
Healthy Neighbourhoods: Towards Civic and Institutional Maturity?
More than 100 years ago, mental health institutions and provincial jails were typically built in isolated locations beyond city limits where their functions and purpose could be ignored by polite society. Today, policy makers view mental health and incarceration through a very different lens, reflected in their desire to make good use of these imposing heritage structures while integrating them into rapidly changing neighbourhoods. This has led to innovative solutions in everything from procurement and financing to programming and urban design, illustrated by two case examples. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has given physical expression to the new thinking about mental health by opening up the grounds, extending the street grid and integrating a variety of housing types into a village-like setting. On the other side of town, years of expansion of the former Don Jail are being peeled back to accommodate the new home of Bridgepoint Health, a 400+ bed state of the art community hospital. The facility will also provide room for retail and dedicated community space – a far cry from the grim 19th century history.
Moderator: Representative, Infrastructure Ontario
Alice Liang, B.Arch., OAA, SAA, FRAIC, Partner, Montgomery Sisam Architects
Ian Sinclair, MHA, CHE, Vice President of Facilities and Capital Development, Bridgepoint Health
Michael McClelland, OAA, CAPHC, FRAIC, Founding Partner, ERA Architects
Frank Lewinberg, FCIP, RPP, MARC, Partner, Urban Strategies Inc.