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Ryerson University's Creative Technology Lab (CTL) at the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) is an advanced technology-based workshop that supports creative research, specialized curriculum, and entrepreneurship activities across all nine FCAD Schools and Ryerson Zones. Creative Technology Lab looks to disrupt and revolutionize the use of technology within the creative fields by leveraging digital fabrication, 3D printing, textile computing, AR/VR, and robotics.

/ Our Facility

Creative Technology Lab is a 7,000 square foot facility located on level B in Ryerson's new Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex.


CNC Equipment

  • 5'x10' multiCAM CNC mill
  • 5'x10' multiCAM CNC knife cutter
  • 4'x8' trotec laser cutter
  • 3'x4' trotec laser cutter
  • Tormach PCNC 440 metal mill
  • 8'x4' tracker CNC plasma cutter
  • Shaper origin - hand-held CNC spindle
  • Voltera circuit board printing
  • Nomad 883 circuit board mill

3D Printing + Knitting

  • Stoll knitting machine
  • Markforge mark two
  • Zortrax m300
  • (2) flash forge creator pro
  • (6) creality CR 10 FDM printers
  • (2) anycubic photon SLA
  • Prime sense scanner
  • (2) ORD 5 colour extruder


  • KR150 2500 on a 4-meter linear rail + turntable
  • (2) KR10 1100 agilus


  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Miter saw
  • Panel saw
  • Drill press
  • Edge sander
  • Spindle sander
  • Disc sander
  • Router
  • Planer
  • Jointer
  • Surface sander



  • Verticle + horizontal bandsaw
  • Mig/tig/stick welding
  • 52" shear
  • 52" box pan break
  • Upright mill
  • Downdraft table
  • Geared head drill press
  • Grinder
  • Disc sander

FCAD Faculty-led Research

Funded research initiatives across FCAD schools and centres, with an emphasis on the creative use of technology.

Parnterships Within Ryerson

Collaborative, technology-driven projects from across the university faculties and centres.

Collaboration with Industry Leaders

Research collaborations with industry partners, professional partnerships, and allied academic institutions.

Expanded FCAD Curriculum

Creative Technology Lab offers education and programming that expands upon course curriculum taught within FCAD programs. Emphasis is placed on the creative use of technology.


Creative Technology Skill-Building

Through workshops, seminars, and collaborative projects, Creative Technology Lab provides opportunities students, professionals, and the broader community to grow their technological skills. Creative Technology lab also provides support in connecting the industry with Ryerson, and develops short programs around industry-specific digital techniques and workflows.


/ Partners

/ Contact

Map of 288 Church St, Toronto, ON M5B 1Z5

/ General Inquiry + Project Application

/ Director

Jonathon Anderson |

Associate Professor, School of Interior Design

/ Lead Technician

Adrian Kenny |