Bridgepoint Active Healthcare – a commitment to well-being
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is an example of a commitment to patient well-being within Canada’s health care network. Nicknamed the “Campus of Wellness,” Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is an institution for the care and rehabilitation of patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
The hospital was designed to serve as a public space and urban center, bringing health and community together. With a harmonious blend of old and new architectural elements, and a focus on appreciation of nature, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare offers a warm and welcoming environment for patients and visitors. From learning centers, an auditorium, retail stores, restaurants to an outdoor terrace leading to a magnificent park, there are many opportunities for patients to get out and enjoy the facility.
Beaubois crafted furniture and fittings for the patients’ rooms, including custom window frames. The center includes communal dining rooms, an Internet café, a spiritual room, a roof garden, therapy and rehabilitation rooms, terraces and even a labyrinth. The Beaubois team provided most areas with acoustic ceilings or ceilings made from ipe, a hardwood species of the African mahogany family. One such ceiling begins in the lobby of the building and extends all the way outside to form a superb marquee.
As part of the restoration project, Beaubois helped refurbish the old Don Jail, built in 1854 and out of service since 1977. The renewed facility is now connected to the 10-storey hospital and provides additional space for patients. Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is the first Toronto hospital to achieve LEED® Silver certification, and is committed to the preservation of historic architecture and the introduction of innovative building and design practices. Beaubois was proud to be a part of this inspiring project.