The Hospital for Sick Children
750,000 sq. ft.
Healthcare and Research
This new state-of-the-art research tower consolidates research and education space that was previously spread across a number of buildings within the downtown Toronto Discovery District. This 21-storey, 750,000 square foot tower is represented in seven neighbourhoods of science that are connected through staircases and shared spaces to encourage cross-collaboration. The research neighbourhoods span two to three floors and are connected by atrium spaces.
The tower also houses new learning and teaching facilities for the SickKids Learning Institute, including a 250 seat lecture theatre and flexible learning spaces. This research facility includes, tele-education facilities, meeting rooms, two new pathwaysto connect the Research and LearningTower to SickKids McMaster and Atrium buildings.
Workspace is further enlivened by natural light penetration to over 90% of the program area, with 20% more vision glass than a typical office building, that also serves to provide expansive views over the city. At the time of it’s completion, the new tower was the tallest laboratory in Canada.