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Celebrating the contribution of the Federal Government towards the new state-of-the-art Krembil Discovery Tower at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network (UHN)


Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Krembil Discovery Tower, 7th Floor Sky Lounge, located at Toronto Western Hospital, 60 Leonard Ave. (at Nassau Street)


Toronto Western Hospital and University Health Network host The Honourable Kellie Leitch, M.D., Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Status of Women at the Krembil Discovery Tower


Celebrating the new nine-storey building, a $174-million endeavor, which will foster research in neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease, and illnesses and disorders such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis and age-related blindness.

The world-class Krembil Discovery Tower was funded by a combination of hospital financing, research grants and the support of many philanthropists.


The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) gave approximately $30 million in grant funding to support the development of the space and research infrastructure within the Krembil Discovery Tower. CFI also contributed another $10.9 towards equipment, such as highly specialized, non-invasive imaging systems to measure brain and spinal cord function. Altogether, UHN has received $265 million to support research across its four sites and five research institutes.

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