This innovative research facility towering above Bay and Elm streets in Toronto represents brilliance in modern technology, architecture and design.
In the main lobby of the new tower the donor wall features atmospheric hues of blue. The donor recognition program on the exterior is enhanced by vertical blue glass fins with deep edged donor names and integrated LED lights.
Stunning lounge areas known as neighbourhoods curve around the central rectangular structure and overlook Bay Street. Two and three-storey high, colourful wall graphics in these sections are artistic abstract translations of the scientific themes of the various research areas such as Brain Research, Cancer Stem Cells Biology, and Genetic Diseases. Smaller black and white graphics at each elevator core leading to the neighbourhoods introduce the visual theme as well as the main donor for that area.
The new research tower “is really symbolic of [Sick Kids] commitment to children, to children’s health and innovation in Canada.”
— Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, Sick Kids.