The Ontario government announces the Accelerated Build Pilot Program.

Lakeridge Health’s Ajax Pickering Hospital is chosen as a site for a new long-term care home. 

Request for Qualifications and Standing Offer (RFQSO) is issued to establish a list of firms with demonstrated ability and experience in rapid delivery construction projects and mandates.

Preconstruction planning continues. 

PCL and its design and trade partners are awarded the contract to design and build the home.

PCL breaks ground and on-site construction begins.

Concrete begins on the building’s foundation. 

Two cranes arrive on-site and construction on the vertical structure begins. Lakeridge Health also hosts a Virtual Open House. 

The elevator core structure and wall panels on the first floor are complete. 

The structure of the first three floors is complete.

Work begins on the structure of the final two floors of the home.

Lakeridge Health, PCL Construction, and Infrastructure Ontario host a “Topping Off” Celebration just eight months into construction. A “topping off” is a tradition on building sites signifying that the highest point of a building has been reached. 

Work on the parking garage begins. .

The home’s overall structure is complete, 10 months into construction. 

Interior finishes on the second floor of the home are complete, including a fully furnished mock-up of a resident’s room. 

Interior finishes continue to take shape and floors one to three near completion. 

Lakeridge Health receives the building occupancy permit from the Town of Ajax. 

The Premier of Ontario and several Cabinet Ministers and other dignitaries visit Lakeridge Gardens to celebrate its upcoming opening. 

The name of the home – Lakeridge Gardens – is announced. 

The home reaches substantial performance and PCL hands over the keys to Lakeridge Health.