BARLO MS Centre

St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Client

    St. Michael's Hospital

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    In Progress

  • Partner

St. Michael’s Hospital is embarking on a mission to become the world’s leading MS Centre. Currently, MS clinics and research areas are scat­tered in separate wings and buildings on the SMH campus. Not only does this pose a challenge for patients with MS who struggle with mobility issues, but it hinders collaboration and educational opportunities between professionals and students. By creating an integrated space on the 16th and 17th floors of the Peter Gilgan Tower, the new BARLO MS Centre will provide patient-centred, comprehen­sive and personalized care in a welcoming, positive, and caring environment. Our design for the MS Centre will foster intellectual integration and social cohesion, energize new research, enable innovative new ways to care for patients, and provide for meaningful public outreach and education. The facility will be connected to its setting with views to the City –a distinctive illumined presence, connected and anchored.

Project Facts

  • Client

    St. Michael's Hospital

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    In Progress

  • Partner

The BARLO MS Centre will create a warm and embracing environment full of light and exuding wellness– a facility that will encourage people to stay onsite and gather in shared areas to foster social interaction. 

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The BARLO MS Centre will create a warm and embracing environment full of light and exuding wellness– a facility that will encourage people to stay onsite and gather in shared areas to foster social interaction. 

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The ‘in between’ spaces will be as important as the functional laboratories, promoting communication across disciplines, allowing for ideas to merge and enabling a casual and fluid sharing of knowledge. 


The ‘in between’ spaces will be as important as the functional laboratories, promoting communication across disciplines, allowing for ideas to merge and enabling a casual and fluid sharing of knowledge. 

Through spaces that are specially designed to the needs of MS patients, we will ensure to prioritize the patient experience; emphasizing that the patient is at the centre of their individual treatment plan, and are partners in their care. 

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Through spaces that are specially designed to the needs of MS patients, we will ensure to prioritize the patient experience; emphasizing that the patient is at the centre of their individual treatment plan, and are partners in their care.