Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Project Info
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Completion Date: 2010
Square Footage: 110,000

Stronach Regional Cancer Centre is a new free-standing cancer centre in a four story, 110,000 square foot building on the campus of Southlake Regional Health Centre. The cancer centre provides comprehensive ambulatory cancer diagnostics, treatment, review and counseling services for residents north of Toronto. The facility includes two CT simulator suites for treatment planning and six high-energy radiation treatment rooms. Outpatient clinics and supportive care counseling rooms to support radiation treatment are part of the building. The existing chemotherapy program has been relocated to the new cancer centre to put all services under one roof.

The design of the project allows patients and visitors to quickly and easily find their way through the facility. Access to daylight and views to landscaped spaces are a key feature of the design. A multi-story corridor with a triple glazed curtain wall overlooking the courtyard provides views out from the building and also opens the heart of the cancer centre to the community. Other waiting areas have secluded gardens or skylights. The design of the new treatment rooms employs an innovative roof structure with a suspended shielding plug and a sloping green roof. This design provides additional ceiling space within the treatment rooms and allows for a dedicated air handler room for treatment rooms. This allows for early commissioning of the treatment rooms and the rolling green roof echoes the rolling farm land of the region. The chemotherapy treatment spaces open on to a terrace garden facing south, looking down upon the slopes of the green roof.