The Seekers Centre for Integrative Medicine is located in a beautiful, healthy, and environmentally friendly clinic at 942 Merivale Road. It is conveniently positioned near several major hospitals, and just south of the Westboro neighborhood.
Building the clinic was a project undertaken with great care and consideration. The Seekers Centre hired top environmental consultants and ‘house doctors,’ Paul Battle and Stephen Collette, who have specialized skills in the field of Bau-Biology. This discipline, born in Germany in the 1950s, is about designing and building spaces that promote human health at home and work.
Our team worked closely with Stantec, a major construction consulting firm that has built hospitals, airports and office buildings across Canada. We believe that by creating relationships between the construction and environmental communities, we are serving as an example for larger construction projects in the city, and contributing to a movement towards healthy, sustainable building. Some aspects of this project that received special attention in order to make the clinic healthier for patients, practitioners and staff included:
- Hard-wired internet throughout the building to eliminate exposure to Wi-Fi and other electromagnetic fields
- More light fixtures to allow for incandescent lighting instead of fluorescent light bulbs, which create harmful magnetic fields and contain mercury
- A large skylight to increase natural light in patient areas
- Purified air from a central air exchange system that goes beyond HEPA to filter out fine particulate matter from car exhaust
- Design and layout according to the principles of Feng Shui to promote calm, well-being and happiness
- Purified drinking water that is ionized, filtered and mineralized
- Nontoxic glues, paints, floors, furniture, walls and ceilings that do not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other airborne chemicals or pollutants
These features will be for the benefit of all our patients and staff, but will be particularly appreciated by our patients with cancer, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other conditions that make some people hypersensitive to synthetic chemicals and other allergens. As you can tell, we put a lot of work into creating a space that promotes health, healing and well-being. So why not come see for yourself the place that Seekers call home?