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Diamond Schmitt Architects chosen for PHO laboratory at MaRS Phase 2

​Today Infrastructure Ontario has announced the selection of Diamond Schmitt Architects to provide architectural design services for Public Health Ontario’s new Toronto public health laboratory at MaRS Phase 2. Infrastructure Ontario and Public Health Ontario, along with project partners including the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the MaRS Centre, are working on the new laboratory, which will replace the existing laboratory facilities at 81 and 101 Resources Road.

Diamond Schmitt Architects ( brings a wealth of experience to this project.  The firm has designed and implemented over 2.3 million square feet of life science research lab construction in the last five years, including CL3 laboratory suites.  Recent Canadian projects include:

  • Life Sciences Centre and Medical Education Building – University of British Columbia: The centre is over 500,000 square feet and houses dry and wet lab research functions for molecular and cell biology, medical genetics and bio-informatics, including a Containment Level 3 (CL3) lab for virus, bacteria and emerging pathogen research.

  • Sick Kids Research Tower – The Hospital for Sick Children: A 750,000-square-foot, 21-storey building to consolidate research activity for 2,000 staff and will be the largest high-rise research facility in Canada.

  • Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute – St. Michael’s Hospital: The two linked buildings comprising the institute total over 330,000 square feet and represent a new model in healthcare design to bring together researchers, educators and clinicians.

We are delighted to be working with such an experienced, high calibre team and look forward to a successful project.

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