Ontario Institute of Cancer Research

Project Value:$20M


ZW provided full Project Management Services from commencement of the planning and design phase through commissioning and one-year warranty phases.

Photos by Morgan Hotston

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is an innovative translational research organization dedicated to research on the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. OICR occupies several floors in the MaRS Centre in Toronto’s Discovery District.

This project involved the fit-up of two floors (6th full floor and 5th floor partial) within the new tower (Phase II MaRS). A sky-bridge connects the 5th and 6th floors of the new and existing buildings (South and West Towers). The Phase II project includes Wet and Dry Labs, IT Office Space, and a Data Centre as well as meeting rooms, reception, staff spaces and executive offices.

Design started in January 2012 and construction started in February 2013 with OICR moving into their new space by January 2014.