Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship

at U of T Engineering

In 2018, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering launched a new era in engineering education and research under the transformational leadership of Dean Cristina Amon. The Myhal Centre is designed to foster collaboration between researchers, students, industry partners and alumni, sparking the exchange of new ideas and catalyzing innovation. The building features prototyping facilities, multidisciplinary research hubs, design studios and technology-enhanced learning spaces. It is the ideal facility for preparing today's engineering students and tomorrow's engineering leaders to address complex global challenges.

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The Myhal Centre offers several flexible and technology-enhanced spaces for special events, project meetings, workshops, conferences and lecture series, with stunning views of the St. George campus. Project rooms on Level 5 can be reserved by students and faculty to enable year-round collaboration and ideation.

Before booking a room or event space, please review the Myhal Centre Protocol Building Access and Bookings (PDF).

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Building facts at a glance

  • Located at 55 St. George Street, the Myhal Centre is the 14th building added to the Engineering precinct.

  • The building features eight design studios to support engineering courses and projects.

  • Prototyping and fabrication facilities enable student and faculty entrepreneurs to rapidly advance their ideas from concept to product.

  • The Myhal Centre is one of the most energy-efficient buildings on campus.

  • Dedicated student-club space enhances co-curricular experiences from performing music to designing a race car.

  • Multidisciplinary research hubs bring together innovative minds across U of T. 

  • The unique collaborative configuration of the Myhal Centre's 468-seat Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium is first of its kind in North America.

  • A cistern below Level 0 collects rainwater for landscape irrigation.

Floor-by-floor overview


Skule ArenaVersatile student club space

Level 0 houses flexible facilities that directly serve the requirements of the Faculty's student clubs. A computer teaching lab for software tutorials and visualization facility for big data analytics with immersive screen technology round out this level.


 Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium World-class event space & auditorium

The first and second floors feature a grand hall that doubles as an event space. A 468-seat interactive Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium is a marquee facility with unique design to optimize audience engagement. A large stadium-style video wall offers a clear view of the smallest objects and experiments.


TEAL room Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) rooms

Level 3 features two of the building's eight design studios, which support engineering courses and projects. TEAL rooms are also found on this floor, which support blended modalities of teaching and design work.

Design, fabrication & prototype facilities

Facilities on Level 4 enable a seamless design experience. It features spaces such as design studios, light fabrication facility and prototyping room as well as additional study space and lockers for student design and projects.

Norris Walker 5T7 Robotics LaboratoryMultidisciplinary design & robotics

Level 5 provides a dramatic event space, adjoined by a casual study area overlooking St. George Street. Space for the University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation (UT-IMDI), Institute for Robotics & Mechatronics (IRM) as well as the Norris Walker 5T7 Robotics Laboratory, a two-storey atrium for drone test flights and related research, make up the rest of the fifth floor.

Hatchery

Industry collaboration & The Entrepreneurship Hatchery

Level 6 is home to the Faculty's future entrepreneurs. The Hatchery provides the space, equipment, mentoring and connections to funders, supporting student ventures. Level 6 also offers offices for master's students and space for alumni to mentor and inspire undergraduates.

CGENGlobal engineering & leadership education

Level 7 features additional project rooms as well as the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) and the Troost Institute for Leadership in Education in Engineering (Troost ILead), driving innovation and cultivating global leaders.

TerraceSustainable energy & water innovation

The Dr. Woo Hon Fai Innovation Floor provides collaborative research space for the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) ad the Institute for Water Innovation (IWI). An open-air terrace offers a spectacular view of U of T's iconic front campus.

Myhal Centre Fabrication Facility

Located on Level 4 in room MY435, the Myhal Centre Fabrication Facility is a space for students and faculty to move their ideas from design to prototype. The Fabrication Facility offers a supervised drop-in Light Fabrication Facility and a limited-access Rapid Prototyping Facility available for booking from Monday to Friday.

The Light Fabrication Facility on light-duty fabrication with materials such as timber, foam, plastics and soft metals equipped with 20 workbenches, a variety of hand tools, and basic power tools.

The Rapid Prototyping Facility features digital fabrication equipment including a variety of 3D printing technologies, laser and water jet cutting.

Project lockers are available on Level 4 on an as-needed basis.

 

Accessibility

The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the University of Toronto are committed to making the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship accessible to all in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Myhal Centre features three accessible entrances, elevators, pushbutton doors, underground parking for both vehicles and bicycles, and washrooms on each floor.

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George and Rayla Myhal

George & Rayla Myhal: A legacy of innovation

Alumnus George Myhal (IndE 7T8) and his wife, Rayla, are longstanding supporters of U of T Engineering with a history as passionate volunteers and advocates for Engineering and the University of Toronto. George served for more than a decade on the University's Governing Council, and continues to advise the Faculty through the Dean's Strategic Council. George and Rayla have championed the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship from its inception. In June 2017, George was named a member of the Order of Canada for his achievements as an investment and finance leader, and for his philanthropic contributions, notably in support of innovation in engineering. In November 2018, he was recognized with an honorary degree from U of T.