Innovation Complex officially opens at U of T Mississauga

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:41pm
Nicolle Wahl

The University of Toronto Mississauga today officially opened the Innovation Complex, a new four-level structure that houses the campus’ signature centre for management education, the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI). The Innovation Complex, built at the heart of UTM’s 225-acre campus, is a 6,300-square-metre hub for teaching, research, administration and social activities.

The Innovation Complex is also home to a number of important offices, departments and units, including the Office of the Registrar, the Departments of Economics and Management, and the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre. The $35-million building was partially funded by a $10-million investment over 10 years from the City of Mississauga – the largest municipal grant ever made to U of T Mississauga. 

“The Innovation Complex provides a magnificent space for our students to interact with, and learn from local industry and government partners, and to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills,” says U of T president Meric Gertler. “The Institute for Management & Innovation, within the Complex, is a perfect example of how we can fully leverage the relationship between City and University.”

The Innovation Complex features case-study rooms, behavioural research labs and a bright rotunda for gathering and studying. It is designed to LEED silver standards, and includes a green roof, stone wall cladding and vertical aluminum sun shading on the upper floors. Fully integrated with the two-storey Kaneff Centre, it features an underground pedestrian tunnel that connects to the William G. Davis Building.

“The Innovation Complex is yet another extraordinary facility for our students, staff and faculty,” says Deep Saini, vice-president of U of T and principal of U of T Mississauga. “Within its four walls, we will be educating the next generation of innovators with critical science and business expertise to help this city, region and nation compete in a challenging global economy.”

The Innovation Complex was designed by Daniel Teramura and Carol Phillips of Moriyama & Teshima Architects and built by PCL Constructors Canada.

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Nicolle Wahl
U of T Mississauga Communications
905-569-4656
nicolle.wahl@utoronto.ca

Jane Stirling
U of T Mississauga Communications
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jane.stirling@utoronto.ca