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CCRM Keynote Talks and a Special Unveiling at MaRS

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MaRS Discovery District

West Tower Atrium

661 University Ave.

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1M1

Canada

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CCRM invites you to join us in celebrating our new facility and the Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies with keynote talks and a special unveiling, followed by a reception and tours of CCRM's space in the MaRS Centre.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. in the MaRS Discovery District - West Tower Atrium in Toronto. The talks and unveiling are likely to end around 11 a.m., at which point, the optional reception and tours will commence. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 14, 2017.

The tours will lead visitors through the Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies (CATCT). CATCT is an advanced manufacturing facility that is addressing challenges in cell and gene therapy production. GE Healthcare, the anchor partner of CATCT, has committed $20 million to the project, which was matched with $20 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Lab Tour Instructions:

If you would like to participate in a tour of CCRM's lab, please note that it is classified containment level 2. As such, please be prepared to follow these mandatory instructions during the lab portion of the tour.

  • You must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; you will not be allowed to tour the lab if you are not dressed in this manner

  • Before the tour, you will be provided with protective gear that you must wear: a lab coat, eye goggles, gloves and shoe covers

  • Please do not touch anything in the lab

  • Stay with the tour group and do not go off on your own

  • We have only 10 minutes in the lab, so try to hold questions until the end of the tour

  • Remove/dispose of protective gear in the appropriate locations upon exiting the lab

  • Please do not take photos in either the lab or the office.

Transportation & Parking:

Underground parking is available at the MaRS Centre at a cost of $4 per half hour, to a maximum of $20. The MaRS Centre underground lot can be accessed via Elizabeth Street, just south of College Street on the west side of the road. It can also be accessed via University Avenue when driving northbound, just past the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, south of College Street. Substantial additional parking is available at a host of parking garages and above ground lots within a two-block radius.

MaRS is easily accessible by major modes of transportation, with direct access to public transit.

By TTC:

  • Subway: MaRS offers direct access to the Queen’s Park subway station, with connecting service to Go Trains at Union Station.

  • Street Car: The College Street streetcar stops at the corner of Elizabeth Street and College Street at the north-east corner of the MaRS Centre, and also at the corner of University Avenue and College Street, at the north-west corner of the MaRS Centre.

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MaRS Discovery District

West Tower Atrium

661 University Ave.

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1M1

Canada

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