On May 13th the bioinformatics and systems biology communities from McGill and the University of Toronto met for a day of talks, posters, and discussions. This was the first time the two communities, both well-known research centers, had ever come together to explore areas of mutual interest and opportunities for future collaboration. The workshop is part of both programs’ broader goal to foster a more tightly knit bioinformatics research community in Canada.The event was co-organized by Professors Jerome Waldispuhl (McGill), Michael Brudno (University of Toronto), and Derek Ruths (McGill). Details including the attendees and topics discussed are available online. The one day meeting concluded on Saturday morning with a friendly, but competitive game of soccer.