MCEIE University of Toronto
In Brief

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada


Located at the heart of the city centre campus, and designed in collaboration with Toronto based practice, Montgomery Sisam Architects, the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves the University's wide range of engineering disciplines, from heavy mechanical engineering through to computer engineering.

The Centre signals a new era for engineering education through a design that encourages group work outside the traditional seminar room, providing dynamic and flexible environments that break down artificial barriers between people, foster collaboration, encourage active learning and accelerate innovation.  

Occupying a central site on St George Street, the University’s historic thoroughfare, the building acknowledges its significant place on campus by providing a transparent and permeable ground floor, creating both physical and visual connections to its surroundings.

The scheme includes a sophisticated 500 seat collaborative lecture theatre, workshop and Lab spaces, TEAL rooms, innovation incubator suites allied to industry ‘presence’ and project rooms, an extra-curricular club space called ‘The Arena', as well as communal facilities including a café and shared ‘social learning’ spaces. Read more about 'Spaces for Learning' in our Explore section.

Designed to be an exemplar of low energy design, the building’s carbon footprint has an ambitious energy target of 100 kw/m2 per year.

"The CEIE will allow us to take the next leap forward in the way we drive innovation, foster entrepreneurship and cultivate global engineering leaders."
Cristina Amon Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering University of Toronto