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MaRS Discovery District is Opening a Hub on the Waterfront

By Sara Cunningham

MaRS Discovery District and its partner, the University of Toronto, are gearing up for a major expansion along the waterfront, not far from Sidewalk Labs’ proposed Quayside neighbourhood. The science and technology incubator will lease a new 2,229-square-metre hub from Menkes Developments and Waterfront Toronto starting in 2021, when the new Waterfront Innovation Centre opens its doors.

Designed by Toronto’s Sweeny&Co architects, the angular building will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, high-speed broadband networking (fuelled in part by solar power generated on site) and large meeting spaces.

Originally published in our Designer of the Year 2019 issue as Start Something.


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