Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the fourth largest in North America, is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. A global centre for business, finance, education, technology, life sciences, entertainment and culture, Toronto is an extremely diverse and welcoming cosmopolitan to tourists and immigrants from all over the world. As a result, Toronto is proclaimed to be one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with over 160 languages spoken. This diversity can be seen at the city’s many festivals, friendly cultural neighbourhoods, and its 9000 restaurants. Toronto is a prominent centre for music, theatre, television and motion picture production, hosting world-famous events such as the Toronto International Film Festival and the Toronto Jazz Festival. Toronto offers an ever changing and expanding environment, and many opportunities to build a life and career.
The DaCosta lab operates out of the research tower of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. Located in downtown in Toronto’s Discovery District, it houses a team of internationally recognized scientists that seek to understand all aspects of cancer. Built in 2005, this 15-storey facility contains over 400,000 square feet of cutting-edge research space that offers state-of-the-art tools for research including facilities for molecular imaging, guided therapeutics, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is strategically positioned in the MaRS Innovation Centre, the world’s largest urban innovation hub and launchpad for startups, serving as a platform for researchers and a home to innovators.