The Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital is expanding its research institute to support research in childhood disability. The expansion program consists of three separate phases, which will feature private and teamwork spaces and discovery hubs that will allow scientists to lead innovations in machine learning, music and arts, rapid prototyping, and other fields. Buttcon was awarded the contract for Phase 2 and 3 of the expansion. Phase 2 will consist of a two-floor expansion on the north side of the hospital of approximately 11,000 SF. The exterior is planned to be decorated with multi-coloured fins, and the building will overlook the surrounding ravine. The Phase 2 expansion will connect to the Bloorview Research Institute by a ‘front porch’ which will be a welcoming space for staff, families, and researchers to collaborate and share knowledge. Phase 3 of the expansion plan is the fourth-floor renovation. This construction will require Buttcon to transform the current Bloorview Research Institute into a modern work environment that has fewer hallways and walls. This new layout will allow researchers to work in an innovative and open environment that not only provides the opportunity for individual concentration but also group collaboration.