Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto, Ontario

Project Description

This Health Sciences Complex at Toronto Metropolitan University (previously Ryerson University) encompasses 300,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use space ranging from student living, learning and innovation spaces as well as a residence that accommodates 330 students in 100 residential units.

The vertical campus is home to four academic departments – the Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Nutrition, and Occupational and Public Health –, and the space includes technology-rich classrooms, a digital fabrication lab, flexible research facilities, university administration and a 330-bed residence.

The Health Sciences Building is 7 storeys with a residential tower, including a penthouse and four levels of underground parking totalling 29 storeys. Six centrally booked classrooms, ranging from 60 to 225 seats and accommodate a total of 730 students. The Food Services program includes a commercial kitchen, a marché style servery and dining seats for 80 and a Fabrication Zone housing 3-D printers and other technology.

The building includes a green roof-scape and connections to other buildings on campus.

The project is targeting LEED Gold standards.




Perkins & Will Canada


  • Award of Merit, Public Buildings in Context
    Toronto Urban Design Awards, 2021
  • Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards
    American Institute of Architects, 2021
  • Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Honor Award
    The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), 2021
  • Award of Excellence, Mixed-Use
    Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2021
  • Award of Merit, Design Awards
    AIA Canada Society, 2020

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