Following The Duke of York’s visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, His Royal Highness then travelled to Toronto, Ontario, where he visited the SickKids Foundation Hospital. The Duke is Patron of the SickKids Foundation, which is Canada’s largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health.
His Royal Highness had a tour of the hospital and was shown some of the clinical, research and education initiatives currently underway. including machine learning techniques that accurately predict cardiac arrest in critically ill children, advancements in surgical robotics & 3D printing technology to train the next generation of surgeons, and Balloon Atrial Septoplasty (BAS), a surgical procedure performed on baby Sebastian’s heart while he was still in his mother’s womb – believed to be a world first to treat Sebastian’s particular condition.
At the Royal Canadian Military Institute, The Duke, Colonel-in-Chief, had a meeting and dinner with the Queens York Rangers and the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada.
His Royal Highness then spent the day at his old school, Lakefield College, for their Regatta Day. His Royal Highness attended the school on exchange from Gordonstoun in 1977 and is now a Trustee of the School’s Foundation. The Regatta Day including sailing, windsurfing and canoe races.
At Montrest School, His Royal Highness officially opened their new Thomson building, which includes new art rooms, science labs, a music room and new classrooms for Grades 6, 7 and 8.
The Duke then met Entrepreneurs at Ryerson University’s ‘DMZ Sandbox’, a start-up incubator that helps helps high-potential businesses scale into world-class businesses. Since it was created in 2010, the DMZ has helped 400 startups raise over $593 million and foster more than 3,698 jobs.
At The Art Gallery of Ontario, This Royal Highness then hosted [email protected] Canada 1.0. 24 Entrepreneurs from across Canada took part in the Event, with PROOF and O2 Canada being named as the winners, who will now be invited to take part in [email protected] Global 4.0 at St James’s Palace in December.