Krembil Discovery Tower

Krembil Discovery Tower

Stantec Architecture in association with NXL Architects
University Health Network (UHN)
Landscape Architect:
Vertechs Design Inc.
General Contractor:
ABE a joint venture of Amec (Design & Engineering firm), Black and McDonald (Mechanical & Electrical contractor) and EllisDon Corporation (General Contractor)
About the Project

As the home of the Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI), one of North America's leading neurosciences research facilities specializing in diseases of the brain and eye including strokes and Alzheimer's disease, the Krembil Discovery Tower will enable TWRI to maintain its continued leadership and world-renowned reputation in research and treatment. The Krembil Discovery Tower also provides new outpatient clinical space for UHN Rehab Services, treating injured workers and retraining of motor skills.

The 325,000 SF project includes over 170,000 SF of open, flexible, state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories.

“Sky Lounges” connecting research floors and visually connected to the city, provide opportunities for collaboration and interaction between researchers.

The nine-storey tower completes the northeast corner of the dense inner-city Toronto Western Hospital campus. A three-storey transparent podium completes the urban perimeter of the campus with a six-storey tower containing the research programs rising above.

All connections to the main hospital are within the podium and below grade levels, allowing the Krembil Discovery Tower to function separately in the event of clinical lock down scenarios at the main hospital areas. Beyond its innovative research and clinical space, the Krembil Discovery Tower takes advantage of its prominent location in the city's core, responding with an architecture that reflects the landmark research performed within its walls, as well as contributing to the dynamic urban fabric of Toronto.

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