BMO Education and Conference Centre
In a world where institutions compete for the best and the brightest, the BMO Education Centre helps ignite a new energy at UHN that extends from local community health initiatives and research development, beyond the walls of Krembil and into the digital universe. At the Centre, the future of healthcare is lived not imagined. Focusing on bringing great minds together with the potential of producing life-altering results, the design of the Centre is driven by an “always on” learning culture. Formal and informal opportunities for collaboration, communication and celebration have been co-created with the UHN community who require a forward-looking conference centre. The arrangement of space is flexible, nimble and responsive, accommodating small seminars, as well as large receptions and sit-down dinners for up to two hundred guests.
Envisioned as a bold statement that showcases UHN’s position as a global leader, the Education Centre encourages a sense of pride. Being a distinctive civic space the Centre is proud to “make a difference.” The interiors are organic in nature; a distinct departure from the rectilinear spaces used by research groups and accessed by patients. Moveable walls are integrated with permanent surfaces dedicated to donor recognition, electronic display and exhibition. Multi-sensory design elements and unobtrusive, ubiquitous technology animate and engage all who pass through.
The BMO Education and Conference Centre was featured in Canadian Architect magazine.