New Campus Development gets green light from Ontario government

In March 2022, the Government of Ontario announced the approval of The Ottawa Hospital’s (TOH) New Campus Development project, with a commitment to fund more than $2 billion in construction costs. The project is now into the implementation stage and when it opens in 2028, TOH’s New Campus will be the largest and most modern teaching and research hospital in Canada.

New hospital construction to boost Ottawa’s GDP by $2 billion

By hiring local contractors, creating a vast new workforce, and facilitating patronage to local businesses, The Ottawa Hospital’s New Campus Development stands to dramatically boost Ottawa’s bottom line. According to a new report by Deloitte, the project will inject nearly $2 billion into the local economy.

The analysis measures the impact of direct spending on construction of the state-of-the-art new hospital, as well as the resulting ripple effects through the local economy, for example when construction companies use that initial investment to purchase supplies, or workers buy lunch at nearby restaurants.

In addition to the $1.92 billion boost to the local GDP, the project will contribute $1.24 billion to Ottawa’s labour income and will independently create or sustain the employment of about 4000 full time equivalent jobs each year.

Historic $500-million fundraising campaign launched

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation launched the historic $500-million Campaign to Create Tomorrow. This comprehensive fundraising campaign will transform healthcare not only in our community and across our country, but around the world.