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York Central

Hospital Redevelopment

Richmond Hill, Ontario

York Central Hospital is a suburban community hospital experiencing a growth in clinical services, severely aging infrastructure and a limited site on which to grow. The project sought to explore a series of comprehensive concept development options that were sensitive to the surrounding natural and residential context while providing phased expansion strategies over a 20-year period.

A series of Vision and Common Ground sessions were facilitated by Farrow that proceeded concurrently with the hospital’s independent strategic visioning process. Innovative strategies for growth, including land exchange, street reorientation and partnership opportunities with an adjacent educational facility, were also explored as part of this exercise. Farrow was subsequently engaged to provide design concepts for a new lobby and main entry.