Instructional Centre

Enrollment for the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus is growing, yet new classrooms had not been built since 2004. The Instructional Centre was built to address the critical need for more learning space, increasing classroom capacity by 50%. The University desired spaces that would engage students in learning, encourage collaboration, and be environmentally sustainable.

Presentation technologies for the new classrooms needed to be state of the art, while remaining appropriate to how the rooms would be used. Ensuring that the function of the systems are familiar for the Professors, and integrating with U of T's standards were also important considerations.
Each classroom and lecture hall was equipped with a standard podium containing all AV equipment and touch screen controller. Equiment includes a PC, CD, DVD and VCR players, lavalier microphone, and document camera. Systems can be controlled remotely. An IP camera is mounted at the back of each room, enabling AV staff to monitor room usage and be able to better respond to service calls.

Two lecture halls have systems which can record, store, and webcast lectures, with a dedicated AV control room to support.






Location: Missisauga, Ontario
Project Owner: University of Toronto Mississauga
Date Complete: 2011
Cost: $70 million
Architects: Perkins + Will Canada
Image Credit: A-Frame Studio