Gold and silver wins at 2021 CCPPP awards

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17 Nov 2021

Plenary Americas is honored to celebrate two wins at the 2021 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships. The awards were presented virtually on November 17 by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) in Toronto.

CCPPP noted that the winning projects are strong examples of how private and public sector partners are continuing to adapt and refine the ‘made-in-Canada’ P3 model to create, deliver, operate and maintain innovative and transformative infrastructure for their communities.

Congratulations to our teams, our clients and our partners on these outstanding healthcare projects!


This $1.7-billion project, the first hospital built in the City of Vaughan and the first net new hospital to be built in Ontario in the last 30 years, has a state-of-the-art emergency department, capacity for 350 beds with flexibility to expand, and is the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated smart technology, enabling systems and medical devices to communicate directly with one another.

In February 2021, as it prepared to open, the hospital pivoted to temporarily become a systemwide resource supporting Ontario’s COVID-19 response. From its initial opening until its full opening in June 2021, the facility cared for some of the highest volumes of COVID-19 patients in Ontario.

The awards committee was impressed by how well the hospital pivoted ahead of its opening and the innovative ways in which the consortium kept the complex project on time and on budget.

Learn more about this award-winning project.

“We are so proud to finally have our second hospital open to the community, we opened Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in the middle of a global pandemic and could not have done it without the support of our key project partners. Our western York Region community is thrilled to have a second hospital that will provide residents with better access to care for many years to come.”

Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health

“The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital project faced many challenges as we completed construction during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the strong partnership and effective communication between the public and private partners enabled our teams to quickly implement changes and successfully manage these dynamic situations,” noted Albert Iwasaki, Plenary’s Group Head, Asset Delivery – Social Infrastructure. “We couldn’t be prouder of our ongoing partnership with Mackenzie Health and the incredible facility we have built together. Congratulations to the entire team on this Gold Award!”

 “Not only have we been able to turn over Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital during the global pandemic, we have done so while sending every worker home safely at the end of each day with over three million worker hours without a lost time injury,” said Andre Bohren, construction manager at PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). “This project demonstrates the power of collaboration and the commitment of over 900 workers who built this incredible health care facility, day by day. A sincere thank you to all of our partners, consultants, employees and essential tradespeople who contributed to this major achievement.”


This $330-million project will help transform and destigmatize mental health and addictions treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador, reflecting the move away from an inpatient-centred model to one that balances care and healing close to home. The new 24,000 square foot facility, co-located at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, is replacing a facility constructed in the 1800s. It will house a 102-bed hospital and a new 60-bed hostel. Rooms will be oriented to capture daylight, with windows designed to keep out the cold of the province’s blustery winter weather and terraces with built-in snow melting systems.

The awards committee noted that this design, build, finance, maintain project was one of the few P3s globally to close during the height of the pandemic. Lockdowns posed challenges for teams to travel to the island and led the partners to explore ways to optimize risk transfer to avoid supply chain issues and delays.

Learn more about this innovative project.

Stephanie Williamson

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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