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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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Sick Kids Research & Learning Tower (72-74 Elm St & 85-87 Walton St) | Complete | 21 st | 117 m | Discovery District

http://www.toronto.ca/planning/devel..._july_2008.pdf

Proposed for the parking lot on Bay and Elm Street.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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650,000 square feet of Research & Development - pretty major development, imo........
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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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Ahhh!!! I was wondering the other day when that parking lot will be developed. That is EXTREMELY good news, and thank you for posting it!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #4
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And this will add a lot more to the area than some condo.
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MEDICAL BUILDING Proj: 9099072-10
Toronto, Metro Toronto Reg ON CLOSED
Hospital For Sick Children Research Institute, Elm Street, Bay Street, M5G Wed Feb 17, 2010 15:00
0757 $300,000,000 est
Start: February, 2010
Note: Owner has bid results under review. Further information will be available upon award of Contract.
Project: Construction of a 21 storey of research laboratories, education and conference spaces, commercial retail spaces and a 3 storey 100 car underground parking garage. It is a non combustible concrete structure clad in curtain wall, masonry and metal cladding of 75,000 m2 in gross floor area built to LEED gold requirements.
Scope: 750,000 square feet; 21 storeys; 2 storeys below grade
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First report Wed Apr 08, 2009. Last report Tue Feb 16, 2010.
This report Mon Mar 15, 2010.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #6
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Yeah, the test cladding looks great. See it over on UT here.
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$300,000,000?!
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Old March 17th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #8
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how much would you think a building like that would cost?
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Sick Kids breaks ground on world-class research facility
May 3, 2010

Megan Ogilvie

HEALTH REPORTER


The world-class researchers of the Hospital for Sick Children will soon have a world-class space in which to make their discoveries.

On Tuesday, the hospital will break ground on its 21-storey Research & Learning Tower that will bring Sick Kids’ 2,000 researchers under one roof.

“At the moment they are spread across six city blocks in different buildings, yet we are in a time when science is all about collaboration and interaction,” said Janet Rossant, chief of research at Sick Kids.

“We have been working hard to develop a concept and a building where we can repatriate them all and bring them together so they can form new teams and make a difference.”

The building, at the corner of Bay and Elm Sts., is designed to maximize interaction between scientists, whether they are in the lab or lounge.

The 17 floors of research space will feature an open lab environment to make it easier for scientists to meet with others outside their field. And the tower, designed by Toronto-based Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc. with HDR Inc., also incorporates neighbourhoods that span two or three floors. Each will have common areas for researchers to meet for coffee, brainstorm ideas on whiteboards or gather to work on their laptops.

Rossant said chance interactions between scientists of different fields can lead to new ways of thinking.

“We will have the ability for a surgeon to cross paths with a computer scientist, a stem cell biologist to run into an asthma researcher,” she said.

The tower, scheduled to open in August 2013, will also house public space, including a 250-seat auditorium, tele-education facilities and learning labs.

“This will allow us to have the public see what goes on at Sick Kids,” Rossant said. “I don’t think people understand how important research is for the Hospital for Sick Children. It’s a major part of what we do and it’s what makes us special.”

Two-thirds of Sick Kids’ 230 principal investigators are clinician-researchers, she said.

“They work with children and they understand the problems and they take those problems back to the lab and try to solve them. Now they’ll be able to solve them by working in teams.”

The $400 million project will be funded by a $90 million grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the federal body that funds research infrastructure, and the Hospital for Sick Children and its foundation.
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You know what would be world class? When Toronto media and politicians finally stop using the term "world class" to describe the city.
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Preliminary images


http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/images/ResearchBldg1.jpg

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/images/ResearchBldg2.jpg


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No full exterior shot?
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Old May 5th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #13
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I looked, but couldn't find one. I'm sure they're out there.
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It looks good, but was hoping for our first super tall office tower on this lot. Found another image:


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Looking northwest from Elm east of Bay:

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...ngExterior.jpg

Looking north on Bay across Elm:

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...idsabout-1.jpg

A breakdown of the uses, floor by floor:

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...tower-desc.jpg

The auditorium:

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...auditorium.jpg

A typical lab:

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...ickKidslab.jpg

One of the six atriums:

http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...Kidsatrium.jpg
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This will be great for upper Bay: not only do we have condos (lots, but of better quality lately), but there's also a hotel (Sutton Place), educational (Ryerson), big box (Canadian Tire, Indigo), small retail (not a lot, but increasing), a little bit of office (could do with 3 or 4 big office towers), and now a medical research building!

Hopefully, Bay will end up with more retail, offices, and then a beautification project much like is happening in the Yorkville stretch of Bloor. This street may be salvageable after all. Some mistakes look rather irreversible though.
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Out of curiousity, what will become of the incinerator smokestack at the northwest corner of the lot? I'm sure the new building will be taller than the smokestack, so it'll most like need to be moved.

Secondly, ideally there should be provisions for PATH connection along Bay St. down to the Atrium/Bus Terminal similar to what the City is doing along York St. You could also get a connection into the Delta Chelsea across the street and Aura/College Park too. The research building should be far enough away from the hospital itself to alleviate any fears of spreading contaigion.

Is anything slated so far for the parking lot between Elm and Edward?
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It looks good, but was hoping for our first super tall office tower on this lot.
That would surprise me. This site is in City Hall's precious line of sight.
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May 6, 2010

EllisDon to build new tower at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc., HDR Inc awarded the design

TORONTO

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has broken ground on a $400 million research & learning tower at the corner of Bay and Elm streets in the downtown core.

Designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc. with HDR Inc., the 21-storey, 750,000-square-foot tower will accommodate 2,000 scientists and staff of SickKids Research Institute.

Slated for completion by 2013, the tower will be constructed by EllisDon.

Designed to achieve LEED Gold, the facility is expected to set the standard for energy efficiency and sustainable infrastructure in Toronto’s Discovery District.

The tower is designed to encourage interdisciplinary research by locating researchers working on related issues in close proximity to one another.

Researchers in the tower will work in one of seven “neighbourhoods,” each inspired by a cutting-edge research theme.

Neighbourhoods will span two to three floors and will be connected by a spine of interactive space conducive to formal and informal meetings.

The open, flexible lab space is designed to accommodate diverse research needs that will evolve over the lifetime of the building.

The tower also will house new learning and teaching facilities for SickKids Learning Institute — including a 250-seat lecture theatre, flexible learning spaces and display areas.

The learning concourse will include state-of-the-art web and teleconferencing technology.

Established in 1954, SickKids Research Institute has grown into one of North America’s largest hospital-based research institutes.

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