University of Toronto campus expanding in Mississauga

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From left to right, University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UofTM’s) professor Deep Saini, UofT’s governing council chair Richard Nunn, Mississauga’s Mayor Hazel McCallion, UofT Chancellor Michael Wilson, UofT President David Naylor, and management student Tian White attended the Innovation Complex’s groundbreaking ceremony May 23. Photo © Stephen Uhraney.

Last week, ground was broken on the University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UofTM’s) Innovation Complex, set to open in September 2014.

The $35-million, 6300-m2 (67,812 sf), four-storey facility will be home to the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI), offering undergraduate and graduate business programs. Designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, IMI will also be fully integrated with the campus’ Kaneff Centre, and include an underground pedestrian walkway to the neighboring William G. Davis Building.

Additionally, the project comprises:

  • registrar office;
  • Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre;
  • one 90-seat and two 45-seat lecture halls;
  • 11 study rooms;
  • mock financial trading floor; and
  • three behaviour research labs.

A notable design feature is a 580-m2 (6250-sf) rotunda gathering and event space. This three-storey area will include clerestory glazing for increased daylighting, an oak ceiling with suspended wooden slats for acoustics, and terrazzo tile flooring.

Additionally, the building’s design features includes a vegetated roofing assembly and is being constructed to comply with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards.

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The Innovation Complex will feature an underground pedestrian pathway linking it to a neighbouring building, vegetated roof, and large indoor rotunda. Image © Moriyama & Teshima Architects.
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