Innisfil council unanimously endorses MZO for south RVH campus

"An MZO, if granted by the province, would provide certainty that a hospital can be built on this property."

The Town of Innisfil has voted to fast-track the construction of a proposed Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) south campus.

RVH presented its integrated, ‘one system; two site’ plan to Innisfil council Wednesday night, outlining how it will expand the current North Campus, while developing a South Campus at the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Innisfil Beach Road.

Innisfil council unanimously approved a request for a Minister’s Zoning Order that would allow for accelerated development of the future campus. “We understand that quality healthcare is important to ensure that we have a high quality of life and economic opportunities,” said Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin. “We’re thrilled that Innisfil has been selected as the future home of RVH’s South Campus.”

RVH also asked council to formally ask the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to grant an MZO. 

NEW RVH SOUTH CAMPUS SITE IDENTIFIED AT CORNER OF YONGE AND INNISFIL BEACH RD

“An MZO, if granted by the province, would provide certainty that a hospital can be built on this property, well-positioning RVH to secure government approvals for our plan and continue detailed site planning for the South Campus,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. “The population of south Simcoe County is going to double over the next 20 years, increasing the area’s healthcare needs significantly. Yet RVH is already bursting at the seams with occupancy rates exceeding 115 per cent. We need to get shovels in the ground as soon as possible. An MZO will help us do that.”

RVH announced on October 18 it has selected the site at Yonge and Innisfil Beach Road following broad consultation with the public, a process that began in 2018.

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