University of Toronto Scarborough, The Sam Ibrahim Building
Toronto, ON

University of Toronto Scarborough, The Sam Ibrahim Building

The Sam Ibrahim Building at the University of Toronto Scarborough is set to open in August 2024 and creates a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, has nearly 18,500 square metres of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges and open seating areas for students.

The five-storey building, designed by ZAS Architects in collaboration with CEBRA Architecture, features modern glass façades to create open and inspiring spaces.

The environmentally friendly features of the building, include a green roof and energy efficiency performance that is 40 per cent above building industry standards.

Learn more HERE

(images courtesy ZAS Architects and CEBRA Architecture)

University of Toronto
ZAS Architects + Interiors
Structural engineer
Thornton Tomasetti
Construction manager
EllisDon Corporation
Facts & Figures
  • Project operated with two tower cranes
  • There were 449 reinforced web penetrations
  • AESS columns in the ground floor are filled with concrete
  • Entire structure from second floor up is cantilevered on all sides by three metres
Our Role

Walters’ scope of work on this project was to model, fabricate and install structural steel and metal deck.

Overcoming Challenges

There were 12 critical lifts and five engineered lifts with the tower crane. Seven members both Welded Wide-Flange (WWF) and Feature Stair stringers were installed using mobile cranes. The suspended slab on the ground floor and atriums climbing to the roof created a challenge for accessing the slab edge at the atrium.

1050 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON
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