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May 28, 2019

Taking a scientific perspective to new heights: Doors Open 2019 at the PGCRL!

By: Louise Palma, Intern, Communications and Public Affairs

This weekend, we opened the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning to the public! This year, visitors were invited to roam through the Gallery and were given the opportunity to take their perspective to new heights with a view from the 19th floor interactive space.

Doors Open Toronto is a city-wide event that provides the public with the chance to venture inside our city’s buildings. These buildings contribute to the cultural and architectural scope of our city, which define the landscape of Toronto.

To gain insight on the design of the PGCRL visitors viewed a video about the innovative architecture that is intended to prompt collaborative work done by our scientists and researchers. Posters were also displayed and available for our guests to learn about seven distinct research programs hosted in the PGCRL.

Despite the gloomy weather in the morning on Saturday, the views of the city were just as fascinating after the rain. On Sunday, sunny weather brought in additional visitors. In total, more than 500 people stopped by the PGCRL over the weekend!


Beautiful music rang through the halls of the PGCRL thanks to our own SickKids research students, Isabella Janunosis, Student, Clinical Opthamology and Kristine Keon, Student, Molecular Medicine, accompanying our guests on their walkthrough of the building. David Wong, Research Technologist, Neuroscience and Mental Health, taught Isabella and Kristine to play the pipa, while they sang and played their own instruments live.

Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers who came out this weekend, none of this would have been possible without our team!