MaRS is a space that promotes and fosters Canadian innovation; a place that provides science, technology and social entrepreneurs with the help they need by providing resources, people, programs, facilities, funding, and networks. The Collaboration Centre is a place to share ideas and celebrate, where great ideas are nurtured and developed, MaRS provides guidance to transform those ideas into reality.
MaRS has extensive sustainability practices that extend to its tenants and suppliers. With an extensive recycling program, energy efficient equipment and fixtures, innovative environmental programs and the use of local suppliers, MaRS is the lead developer in the Discovery District Energy Plan; a plan that is looking to reduce energy consumption and source more efficient energy solutions.
Atrium, Auditorium, Meeting (CR) rooms
The four-storey atrium not only welcomes visitors to the MaRS Centre, but is also the MaRS hub for the tenants. Filled with natural light, the space is used for a number of events including symphony performances, exhibitions, lectures and receptions. The Auditorium, at its largest, can seat 380 people. With portable risers and multiple ceiling rigging points, this space functions as a multi-purpose room with partitions that can divide the space into four smaller venues. Equally flexible, the meetings rooms at MaRS include state-of-the-art A/V technology with large screens and video conferencing, wireless Internet connection, modern furnishings, wood accents, natural light and access to a patio. The rooms range in size and can configure in a number of ways, allowing for anywhere from 6 to 80 people.