Conference Recordings

Campus Tour | University of Toronto

Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Robert (Bob) Davies, Montgomery Sisam Architects
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Toronto-Downtown Toronto (St. George)

The Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located in the heart of University of Toronto’s St. George campus, heralds a new era in engineering education with dynamic, flexible environments that bring students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and industry partners together to foster collaboration, encourage active learning, and accelerate innovation. This tour will lead attendees through the eight-story building that features a 500-seat lecture theatre, state-of-the-art collaborative classrooms, workshops, lab spaces, and fabrication facilities as well as several large multidisciplinary research centers and institutes.

Occupying the last unbuilt site on the campus’s main thoroughfare, we will discuss how the Myhal Centre has been designed to have a positive, transformative impact on both the streetscape and the campus at large.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the core concepts that drove the design of the Myhal Centre.
  2. Summarize latest design trends for engineering education.
  3. Explain how design can foster creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  4. Describe one approach to the design of a “100-year” building.


Robert (Bob) Davies, Montgomery Sisam Architects

This tour was presented as an on-demand session. Recorded July 2021.

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