McGill looking to expand onto Royal Victoria site

June 6, 2013

The facilities of the Royal Victoria Hospital complex in Montreal are slated to be moved to the new McGill University Health Centre sometime in 2015, and McGill University is considering a takeover of the Royal Victoria site, which is directly adjacent to McGill’s campus, in order to address significant space deficits currently affecting the “landlocked” campus. Descendants of the railway barons who originally bequeathed the land are not opposed to the idea of McGill taking over, as long as the space is used specifically for health sciences vocations, whether teaching and/or research, as the original deed stipulates. No concrete funding estimates are yet given, but the site would need extensive renovations to be converted from a hospital to a teaching and research facility. Montreal Gazette