Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre, Toronto


Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre developed a new two-storey facility to house its clinical functions. The new building is separate from but fully integrated with the organization’s existing premises in the original manse of a church building.


The historical designation of the existingbuildings and lands had to be taken into account during design and construction. The design of the new facility complements the existing church, intensifies the property and helps restore the urban streetscape. The clinical spaces are designed to meet current infection control standards and accessibility requirements. Community program and amenity spaces are located on the ground floor in order to remain open to the public when the remainder of the centre is closed.


The new building incorporates a number of green features including a high performance building envelope, high efficiency lighting and mechanical systems, low flow plumbing fixtures for water conservation, solar shading to reduce heat gain, a reflective rooftop membrane to reduce the urban heat island effect, permeable paving for walkways and forecourt areas to reduce stormwater pollution, local building materials and native and drought resistant landscaping.


Capital funding was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term

Care (MOHLTC).


1900 Davenport Road, Toronto


11,033 sq ft

Project Cost:

$4.6 million

Construction Cost:

$3.5 million


2007 – 2012


Hilditch Architect


Garritano Brothers Ltd

Jackson-Brown Associates Team:

Phil Brown
Joanne Jackson
Tarvo Eistrat
Roopal Thaker


Functional programming
Project planning
Project management
Capital budget development and monitoring
On-site construction supervision
Final settlement

Community Health Centres