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Ellis Don has finished building a new $1.6-billion children's cancer centre in Calgary.

Ellis Don Completes Construction of $1.6B Calgary Kids’ Cancer Centre

Ellis Don has finished building a new $1.6-billion children’s cancer centre in Calgary.

The Alberta government reported the completion on its major projects website. The facility is known as the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre and located at Foothills Hospital in the city’s northwest quadrant.

Arthur Child, who died at age 86 in 1996, was a foods business baron, academic and philanthropist. In June 2023, his namesake foundation donated $50 million to Alberta Health Services and the cancer centre was named in his honour, according to the health ministry’s website.

Mississauga, Ont.-based Ellis Don oversaw the six-year construction project for Alberta Health and Alberta Infrastructure. Among other attributes, the new facility includes: About 100 patient examination rooms, 160 in-patient unit beds, increased space for clinical trials, 12 radiation vaults with three shelled in for future use, outpatient cancer clinics clinical and operational support services and research laboratories.

Calgary-based McKay Hlavacek Architects designed the centre, which is slated to open in 2024.


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