CENTRE FOR
ENGINEERING
INNOVATION &
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Centre for Engineering
Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEIE)

A bold commitment
to engineering
innovation

The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) will facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration to the fullest. Here, students, researchers, alumni, industry partners and staff will work together, fostering and accelerating innovation, creating the perfect ecosystem for today’s engineering student and tomorrow’s engineering leader.

The building will also encourage engineers to bring their innovative ideas and products to the marketplace.


“With the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, we are setting a new standard for engineering education and research.”

— Professor Cristina Amon

Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Quick Facts

CEIE at a glance

Located at 55 St. George Street, the CEIE will be the 14th building added to the Engineering precinct

Multidisciplinary research hubs will bring together innovative minds across U of T

The CEIE will boast 8 floors with collaborative spaces to enable University-wide learning opportunities

New prototyping and fabrication facilities for student and faculty entrepreneurs

Unique configuration of the CEIE’s 500-seat Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium is a first of its kind in North America

Dedicated student-club space to enhance co-curricular experiences

Will meet or exceed Tier 2 Toronto Green Standard performance measures

Over $33 million in alumni and donor support since 2012

8 design studios to support engineering courses and projects

The open-air Dr. Woo Hon Fai Terrace will offer a panoramic view of U of T’s iconic front campus

Alumni will have a “home on campus” on the sixth floor for meeting and mentoring

5 Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) rooms to enable dynamic group work

55 ST. GEORGE STREET

A new addition to the U of T Engineering Community

map of engineering buildings

(Not pictured above: U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies, Electrometallurgy Lab and 704 Spadina)

The spirit of U of T Engineering was born in 1873 with the creation of the School of Practical Science — a single red-brick building that offered instruction in mining, engineering, mechanics and manufacturing. The School of Practical Science, also known as the “Little Red Schoolhouse,” officially became a part of U of T in 1906 and its name changed to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

As the Faculty matured, students flocked to U of T for a first-rate engineering education. As a leader in a rapidly changing world, the faculty expanded its footprint on the St. George campus and grew from a handful of buildings in the early 1900s to include 16 buildings by the early 2000s.

The forthcoming CEIE will be the 14th building added to the U of T Engineering precinct at St. George campus, ushering in a new era in the Faculty’s illustrious history.

“This building will encourage informal and spontaneous interaction, for it is often through chance encounters that innovation occurs and entrepreneurial thinking flourishes.”

– Robert Davies
Principal, Montgomery Sisam Architects

 


 

“As befits its ambitious mandate, the CEIE will be a showpiece. Located next to iconic Simcoe Hall and facing onto St. George Street, the Centres is destined to become a landmark for the University of Toronto.”

– Ron Venter
Chair, CEIE Project Planning Committee
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Clarice Chalmers Chair of Engineering Design

“Throughout U of T Engineering’s history, our community has pushed the boundaries of what is possible, paving the way for engineering innovation. 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.”

– Professor Cristina Amon
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering


AeroVelo Inc., an aerospace design team with strong U of T Engineering connections, made aviation history in 2010 by achieving the age-old dream of human-powered, bird-like flight. The team later won the coveted Sikorsky Prize in 2012 by achieving the first-ever sustained flight in a human-powered helicopter.