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Providence Care Hospital (PCH) is southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of forensics, specialised mental health care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, geriatrics, complex continuing care (CCC) and palliative care. This project brings together programmes from two existing sites into a new facility of 270 beds: 90 mental health and 180 rehabilitation, CCC and geriatric. The new hospital sits south of the former building to take advantage of views to Lake Ontario. The space between the building and the lake was created as a landscaped right of way to provide an amenity for the community to enjoy. An existing waterfront trail was incorporated along the edge of the site and extended into the property to allow a seamless feel at the site boundary, promoting use of the grounds by the wider community.