Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Award of Merit, 2006
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

The $101 million facility… is a deeply moving reminder of the sheer power of design to make the world a better place.

christopher hume, Toronto Star

On a beautiful ravine-edge site bridging between urban and natural worlds, the new 350,000 square foot children’s rehabilitation hospital was inspired by the vision to make a “remarkable place” of respect, hope and possibility. Bloorview houses 75 twenty-four care beds, extensive clinic and therapy programs, research and technology labs, a family resource centre and school, communal and recreation spaces open to the public, and accommodation for out-of-town families. A special program of art and interactive installations creates landmarks throughout the building and site, encouraging exploration and inspiring wonder and delight.

In collaboration with Montgomery Sisam Architects and Stantec Architecture in Joint Venture, Carlyle Design Associates provided services over 6 years of project work starting with facilitation of a predesign and visioning process and continuing through interior, furnishings and signage planning and design to development of the integrated art program.