TORONTO, February 7th 2019 – Local telecom provider, Beanfield Metroconnect, has installed a dark fibre-optic link between the main campus of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and two other SickKids buildings, including the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The installation will allow for higher Internet speed and connectivity that can be easily scaled in the future. Beanfield Metroconnect is a customer-focused and experience-driven telecommunications company that owns and operates their entire fibre network end to end. They are trusted in commercial businesses, big and small, across Toronto.
SickKids is undergoing a major campus redevelopment called Project Horizon, which includes an administrative and learning tower (Patient Support Centre), a new hospital (Patient Care Centre) and renovated atrium space on the main campus. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this project. It’s a great feeling to know that we’ll be able to aid in the amazing research and care that SickKids provides,” says Vice President of Sales, Kal Benedict. “We’re happy that our track record of providing and maintaining a reliable and established service has led to us working with such a highly regarded and impactful organization.”
The new fibre-optic cable installation will allow SickKids to demolish the Elizabeth McMaster building without interfering with any communications channels that the hospital needs. This demolition is a critical first step in campus redevelopment.