The Montgomery Sisam design team has been selected out of 17 submissions to redevelop Phillips House into an innovative mental health care facility for children, youth, and women. Phillips House, a 15,000-square-foot neo-Georgian mansion obtained by North York General Hospital in 1965, will provide outpatients access to a mental health care environment that is alternative to a traditional hospital setting.
We are excited to work with Montgomery Sisam as the landscape architect on this project, which has been titled “A House and Garden for Healing”. The house is surrounded by an expansive landscape with mature trees, allowing for the opportunity to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of nature. Natural environments have been shown to provide a sense of well-being and improve cognitive function, social, and physical health. Healing will not only take place inside the building, but also in the surrounding landscape.
Phillips House will be the first outpatient mental health care facility of its kind in Canada. View the designs here.