Greenhouse

The UTM Greenhouse faclities has grown to include both the 5th floor Rooftop Greenhouse and a new Research Greenhouse, located near HMALC.

Teaching Greenhouse

This facility provides plants and growing space for both teaching and research.

How to get to the Teaching Greenhouse:

iGrow 100 Series Greenhouse Environmental Controller Manual

 

Research Greenhouse

This facility is available to serve the plant research needs of all researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

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Training

Students wishing to use the Research Greenhouse must be trained. To request training, please fill out the following fillable PDF and email it to Joan Lee (Greenhouse Coordinator).

Please note: The form cannot be filled in online. You will need to download the form and open it in Acrobat to fill it out, save it and email it.

  • UTM Research Greenhouse Training Form
  • You will need the 17 digit number from the back of your T Card for the training form. This will give you access to the research greenhouse. If you have an older card that does not have this number, you will need to get a new card.

the back of a T Card

 

UTM Research Greenhouse SOP

To see the Standard Operating Procedures of the facility please click the following link:

 

UTM Research Greenhouse Pest Control Product Request

If you need specific pest control products, please fill out the following form and email it to Joan Lee.

Please note: The form cannot be filled in online. You will need to download the form and open it in Acrobat to fill it out, save it and email it.

 

UTM Research Greenhouse Space Request

To request space in the Research Greenhouse, please use the following form. You will need to download it, fill it out, save it and email it to the Greenhouse Coordinator, Joan Lee:

Please note: The form cannot be filled in online. You will need to download the form and open it in Acrobat to fill it out, save it and email it.

There are four standard glass house units, plus one large unit. Fees to use the facility are:

  • Annual access fee - $300/year (includes Reaserch & Rooftop Greenhouses)
  • Plus the following additional rental fees:
    • Glass house, single - $75/month (use of the entire unit)
    • Glass house, double - $150/month (use of the entire unit)
      • Reduced rates for the double room may be available if less than half of the room is being used and access to other rooms is restricted
  • Technician time (e.g. weekend watering) - $21/hour (minimum 1/2 hour)

The dimensions of benches in units are as follows:

  • Glass house, single (each):
    • Fix top bench: 1.83 m X 0.76 m
    • Roll top bench 1: 3.51 m X 1.24 m
    • Roll top bench 2: 3.66 m X 1.24 m
  • Glass house, double:
    • Fixed bench: 5.49m x 0.76m
    • Roll top bench 1: Large bench: 3.51m x 1.24m
    • Roll top bench 2: Medium bench: 3.66m x 1.24m
    • Roll top bench 3: Large bench: 3.51m x 1.24m
    • Roll top bench 4: Medium bench: 3.66m x 1.24m

The following environmental variables can be controlled in each glasshouse unit:

  • (10oC – 40oC)
  • supplemental lighting
  • shading
  • vents
  • additive humidity.

If you need plants grown specifically for your research or for teaching, talk to us. Please contact Joan Lee if you have any questions.

 

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