Knit into the fabric of the hospital campus, the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre provides outpatient radiation, chemotherapy treatment, and supportive care. The philosophy of the Centre is a balance of compassion and treatment, and care is taken in the creation of patient spaces with daylight, views, and natural materials. Patient gardens nestle the project within the context of a complex and evolving site, providing direct contact with the natural world. A green roof with grasses and wildflowers covers the radiation treatment areas. Cladding materials are brick, zinc, and Ontario limestone, and interiors include native white ash, black walnut and locally cast glass.


The project was awarded a Citation of Merit in 2005 from Healthcare Design Magazine.
Vermeulen / Hind Architects – Paul Dowling, Design Architect