Canadian Centre for Toxicology, Guelph and Toronto, Ontario - 1985
Client: Canadian Centre for Toxicology
Building type: Industry/Research, Offices, Post-Secondary Education
The Canadian Centre for Toxicology (CCT) provides toxicology research and education. The Governments of Canada and Ontario approved CCT’s proposal to develop facilities at the Universities of Guelph and Toronto. Our services comprised several components. First, we reduced the scope of the facilities from the original $48.3 million proposal to the approved budget of $23.6 million. To accomplish this, we addressed operational and management issues as well as facilities needs. Next, we prepared Facilities Programs for both locations. The Toronto facility was to form a part of the Natural Resources Complex. A key challenge was to specify the facilities required, yet recognize the emerging nature of the research program. We also tested the viability of refitting part of an existing building for use as an animal care facility. Finally, we prepared a proposal for a facility in Guelph that accommodated the minimum operations, yet remained under the total project cost of $14 million. Completed in 1985.