Facilities include a hypersonic (Mach 4) wind tunnel, a 40-foot subsonic wind tunnel, robotics laboratories, sustainable energy laboratories and the Facility for Research on Aerospace Materials and Engineered Structures.
Toronto Metropolitan University’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre serves 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students in engineering programs: aerospace engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering. To support TMU’s rapidly-growing education and research mandate, the Vari Centre’s state-of-the-art specialized facilities include a hypersonic (Mach 4) wind tunnel, a 40-foot subsonic wind tunnel, robotics laboratories, sustainable energy laboratories and the Facility for Research on Aerospace Materials and Engineered Structures (FRAMES), a 5,000-square-foot laboratory for full-scale structural testing of aerospace components and materials testing at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius. The laboratory facilities are complemented by technology-enabled classrooms, a large 380-seat lecture theatre, six smaller theatres and faculty and administrative offices. To advance Toronto Metropolitan University’s community-building mandate, Moriyama & Teshima Architects wrapped the facades on busy Church Street and Gould Street in floor-to-ceiling glass, showcasing the activity inside, animating the street in all weather and expressing TMU’s values of accessibility, transparency and civic engagement.
Toronto Metropolitan University (Previously: Ryerson University)
Green Toronto Awards (Green Roof)