The Royal Victoria Hospital serves the City of Barrie as well as a large surrounding geographical area. The 299 bed facility is comprised of Complex Continuing Care, Mental Health, Critical Care, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, General Medicine and Surgical Units.
The Landscape Master Plan construction incorporates the development of the grounds for the expansion of the hospital as well as the existing site. This will add 69 beds to the hospital and the new Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.
The campus plan integrates and improves the existing grounds through a comprehensive streetscape plan and a series of garden destinations. Pedestrian circulation is improved through clear wayfinding cues together with a variety of places to sit along routes. Entrances are enhanced
The North Garden is the major public open space and destination. It creates an entrance to Gilda's Lodge and the Cancer Care Centre. A place to sit, walk through and to go to on meal breaks.
The East Streetscape can be closed at the Urban Plaza for special events and utilized as a fundraising venue for large public gatherings. The Plaza is the main drop off for the Cancer Care Centre.
Alongside the Centre is the East Garden. A series of meditative nooks are located along a winding walk surrounded by grasses, wildflowers and trees.
Multiple levels of Green Roof gardens will form one of the largest of its kind in Canada. The planting creates views from patient care windows, is part of the Storm Water Management plan and is designed for low maintenance.