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Ryerson Lab at MaRS

Located in one of Canada’s most exciting innovation centres, the Ryerson lab at the MaRS Discovery District provides a centralized research centre for the department of chemistry and biology, Faculty of Science. Featuring a high-tech, collaborative laboratory space designed to support Ryerson faculty and graduate student researchers working in a broad range of disciplines, this facility reflects the dramatic growth in the size and influence of the university’s science programs in recent years. It also marks Ryerson’s first containment level 2 (CL2) lab, which supports leading-edge research while keeping researchers and materials safe.

Role Provider
Project managers Stephanie Soussmanian, Erica Tornquist and Grant Te Brugge, Project Management Office, Facilities Management and Development
Architect NXL Architects, external link
Commissioning provider MMM Group, external link
Construction manager Eastern Construction Company Ltd., external link
External project management services WSP Canada Inc., external link
Quantity surveyor and cost consultant A.W. Hooker, external link

Gross floor area: 1,688.25 m2 (18,172 square feet)

Dry lab space: 360 m2, including:

  • 85+ student workstations
  • Shared offices for 12 principal investigators (PIs)
  • Meeting room

Open wet lab space: 688 m2, including:

  • Tissue cultures spaces
  • Radioisotope lab and instruments
  • Controlled environment rooms (including cold lab, cold room and incubator)

Lab support features:

  • Microscopy
  • Analytical instrument room
  • Image/data analysis
  • Cryogenic storage
  • Other lab storage and equipment rooms

Other amenities include:

  • Collaboration/interaction lounge
  • Lunch room
  • Lockers
  • IT service support