University of Toronto: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre
Toronto, ON

University of Toronto: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre

The new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre at the University of Toronto will power Canadian innovation and help researchers explore the intersection of technology and society. Thanks to a gift from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman to the University, the Centre will create the country’s largest university-based innovation node.

The 750,000-square-foot complex will occupy one of Toronto’s most iconic locations, the northeast corner of College and Queen’s Park.

Designed by WEISS/MANFREDI, the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre will be a showcase for “innovation architecture.” The Centre’s stunning layout will feature vertical gardens, soaring atria and collaborative spaces and will promote intellectual exchange by inviting the public to take part in events and interact with scholars and innovators.

The Centre is being constructed in two phases. The first phase will be a 250,000-square-foot, 12-storey tower, while the second phase will be a 500,000-square-foot, 20-storey tower.

All renderings ©Weiss/Manfredi Architect

University of Toronto
Structural engineer
Thornton Tomasetti
Construction manager
Our Role

Walters is responsible for connection engineering, detailing, fabricating and installing approximately 400 tons of structural steel and deck.

Additionally, our role also includes supply and installation of 270 tons of structural steel for the west tower, primarily at the top of house. We are partnering with EllisDon on this innovative project.

Overcoming Challenges

The installation work will occur adjacent to College Street in a very congested part of Toronto. A lot of coordination is required with concrete trade, sequencing interfaces between steel and concrete.

90 College St., Toronto ON M5G 1L6
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