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Through an interactive, kid-friendly activity, U of T Engineering asked guests to let their creativity flow and share their vision for Toronto's future.

In its first year participating in Doors Open Toronto, U of T Engineering welcomed 1,200 people to the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

On May 25 and 26, the city-wide event created an opportunity for thousands of residents from across the Greater Toronto Area to explore more than 150 of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

Throughout the weekend, the nine-level Myhal Centre hosted a diverse range of activities and exhibits throughout its floors, illustrating the many ways the new building fosters collaboration, active and experiential learning, and sparks engineering innovation. Visitors also had the opportunity to interact with students and volunteers, as well as share their impressions on social media.

Take a tour thorough these highlights from the event:

Level 0: Student club and design team showcase featuring the University of Toronto Robotics Association, Spark Design Club, Engineers in Action, and more

The Spark Design Club brought three of their interactive displays they built this year: Simon, 3D Snake Game, and Tower Game. (Photo: Erica Rae Chong)


Blue Sky Solar Racing had their vehicle, Polaris, on display for guests. (Photo: Liz Do)

Level 1: Ten-minute lightning talks by nine U of T Engineering graduate students in the Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium, which were also streamed on Facebook

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Surath Gomis (ECE PhD candidate) presenting his talk, “Finding the stem cells that can cure blindness.” (Photo: Erica Rae Chong)

Level 2: An interactive and kid-friendly activity that encouraged participants to draw their vision for Toronto’s future

“I want to explore space!” read one of the hundreds of contributions. (Photo: Erica Rae Chong)

Level 4: 3D printers in action at the fabrication and prototyping facilities

Attendees got a peek at U of T Engineering’s prototyping and fabrication facilities on Level 4 of the Myhal Centre. (Photo: Liz Do)
From Yoda to the CN Tower — some of the many 3D-printed examples on display. (Photo: Erica Rae Chong)

Level 5: U of T Engineering’s ongoing exhibit, Ambition, Innovation & Excellence: A Decade at Skule™, as part of Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival

The exhibit provides a rare and intimate portrayal of the engineering spirit over the last decade at U of T Engineering. (Photo: Liz Do)

Level 5: Robots and drones on display inside the unique, two-storey Norris Walker 5T7 Robotics Laboratory

Pepper from Professor Goldie Nejat’s (MIE) lab was one of four robots showcased. (Photo: Erica Rae Chong)

Level 8: Breathtaking views from the Dr. Woo Hon Fai Terrace

(Photo: Liz Do)
(Photo: Liz Do)

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