The ground has been broken on the McMaster Downtown Health Campus and now the construction phase can begin.
The project, which brings together service, research and learning under one roof, has drawn the attention of the federal government.
Hamilton Senator David Braley says this development could form the blueprint for urban health care delivery across the country.
Braley is on the federal health accord review committee and he says there's a lot of interest in the efficiency of the McMaster Health Campus.
The building will house McMaster family health servicess, the nurse practitioner program, a public health clinic and the city's Public Health Services department.
The facility, located on the former grounds of the Hamilton Public School Board, will be able to accommodate 15-thousand patients.
The 86-million dollar project is expected to be complete in a little over two years.