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U of T’s Myhal Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre to be open for fall semester

Devin Jones   

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With over $33 million collected in student, alumni and donor support since 2012, the Myhal Centre will be home to multiple engineering institutes.


Photo taken by Daniel Ehrenworth

The University of Toronto recently announced the launch of the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, opening in time for the September semester.  

Designed around collaboration between students, industry professionals and academic research the nine-story structure will house various design studios, research hubs and prototyping facilities needed to facilitate higher learning across a variety of engineering disciplines.

“Throughout  U of T Engineering’s  history, our community has  pushed the boundaries of what  is possible, paving the way for  engineering innovation,” said Cristina Amon. Dean of Applied Science and Engineering. “Continuing  to attract and empower the finest faculty, students and staff depends on our ability to  provide an environment that fosters creativity and inspires the very best in 21st-century learning  and innovation,” she said.

As one of the university’s more energy-efficient buildings. The Myhal Centre uses solar energy; cisterns to recycle rainwater and “exceeds many Tier2 Toronto Green Standard performance measures.”


Named after engineering advocates Rayla and George Myhal, the building is home to multiple institutes including robotics & mechatronics, sustainable energy, water innovation as well as the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering.

With over $33 million in student, alumni and donor support since 2012, the Myhal Centre had its grand opening in April.

“The  ambitious  vision of the  Faculty has come  to fruition, a testament  to the engagement, pride and  affinity of our campaign, donors,  faculty, staff, students, alumni and  friends,and the impeccable leadership of  Dean Cristina Amon,” said George Myhal, Chair of the U  of T Engineering Campaign Executive Committee.


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