In late 2010, more than 450 research employees and students from six sites moved into a new research space encompassing the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science. Research Facilities has been part of the planning process from the onset of the project, ensuring that our new state-of-the-art research facility meets the needs of all St Michael’s research staff.
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The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science & Technology (iBEST) is a partnership between St. Michael’s Hospital and Toronto Metropolitan University that brings together mutual strengths in biomedical research and education. Please visit iBEST website for more information.
In 2013, 30,000 sq. ft. of space was renovated at 250 Yonge St. Upon completion of construction, nine research groups consisting of approximately 165 people were moved from 193 Yonge St. to 250 Yonge St. This relocation was a fantastic opportunity to have these groups in closer proximity to each other; increasing interaction and collaboration.
193 Yonge St. continues to be a St. Michael’s Hospital site, housing a number of Research groups in approximately 27,000 sq ft. Most groups at 193 Yonge St. were moved into the building in 2014, relocating both from 229 Yonge St. and the Hospital’s main site. Relocating these groups from a number of areas into one building was a great opportunity to allow them much more integration into the research community.