George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre

The George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre is a 4-story building that is part of Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
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A view of the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
General information
LocationToronto, Ontario
Address245 Church St.
Coordinates43°39′28″N 79°22′38″W / 43.6577°N 79.3773°W / 43.6577; -79.3773
Cost$45 million
OwnerFaculty of Engineering, Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Technical details
Floor count4
Design and construction
Architecture firmMoriyama & Teshima Architects

Initially, in 2000, Santiago Calatrava proposed that the engineering building be 33 floors. The cost was $90 million and $25 million over Ryerson University's budget.[1]

Completed in 2004 by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, the state-of-the-art building cost $45 million to complete.

The building is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Dean's Office, the First Year Engineering Office[2], as well as the offices for the departments of Aerospace Engineering[3]; Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering[4]; Computer Science[5]; and Mathematics[6].

The best bathrooms in the building are on the east end of the building, 3rd floor.

The building was officially renamed in 2005 to the George Vari Centre for Computing and Engineering after a gift from George and Helen Vari.


  1. ^ "Don't fuck this up". The Eyeopener (April 8, 2008)
  2. ^ "First-Year Engineering Office". Ryerson University. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  3. ^ "Undergraduate". Ryerson University. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  4. ^ "FACULTY & STAFF- Department of Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering - Ryerson". Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  5. ^ "Department of Computer Science - Ryerson University". Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  6. ^ "Department of Mathematics - Contact Us - Ryerson University". Retrieved 2019-09-18.


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