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University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building, Lab & Support Room Renovations

Parkin Architects Limited was engaged by the University of Toronto to redesign the research labs and support spaces, as well as the morgue and anatomy teaching labs, in a multi-million dollar retrofit in the Medical Sciences Building. The first of several phases is complete and the researchers have moved back into bright, energy efficient and flexible modular laboratories. The work is being completed in many phases while the building continues to be occupied.

The first group of support labs, cold rooms and the glass washing facility are also nearing completion and are almost ready for occupancy. All the remaining phases are scheduled for completion at the end of April.

According to Dean Trevor Young, “Good design works wonders. Walking the sixth floor of the Medical Sciences Building, it’s clear the newly renovated wet labs — and many other spaces throughout the building — have undergone dramatic change. Gone are the walls and aging benches, replaced by open spaces, natural light and state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure. It’s a stunning transformation,…”

Parkin is proud to have contributed to the modernization of this building and we trust that the space will be an incubator for medical science discoveries for years to come.


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