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Build a new home for Canadian innovators

The Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus is poised to transform the very heart of AI and bioinnovation in Canada.

An artist’s illustration of the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre shows a tall glass building with a garden halfway up.

A growing number of Canada’s most promising scaleup companies want to move to Toronto, and a parade of global firms has either recently invested in the city-region or announced plans to do so. But the intense competition for space, talent, and ideas has prompted some Canadian innovators to take their inventions elsewhere and caused other promising startups to struggle. 

We’re building an iconic complex that will house the country’s largest concentration of research-based startups, faculty and student entrepreneurs, and some of the world’s top minds.

Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships, U of T

Supported through a generous gift from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman in 2019, the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus is under construction at the corner of Queen’s Park Crescent and College Street. The Innovation Campus will provide badly needed space for Canadian research-based scaleup companies. The University of Toronto is the ideal home for this iconic complex. U of T is Canada’s most innovative university, with world-renowned excellence in health, artificial intelligence, advanced computing, and more. It’s also a recognized leader in developing and commercializing ingenious ideas: over the past decade, our entrepreneurs have created 500 startups, securing more than $1 billion in investment.

Your generous gift will help energize the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus, creating spaces that encourage our most innovative talent to stay and develop their careers and companies here, while bolstering the Canadian economy in globally competitive areas such as AI and regenerative medicine.

To learn more about how you can support this iconic complex for world-changing ideas and innovators, please contact the Assistant Vice-President of University Development at the Division of University Advancement.