Banting and Best Buildings

Banting & Best Centre building entrance on College Street

Once the epicentre of academic medical research at the University of Toronto, the Banting and Best buildings have been given a new lease on life as the home of University of Toronto Entrepreneurship.

The buildings (50,000 square feet) are currently being filled with companies as well as organizations dedicated to the process of commercialization.

The Banting & Best buildings support entrepreneurs turning research discoveries into innovative products and companies that create skilled jobs for students and the province.


Office and laboratory space in the Banting & Best buildings can be leased from the University of Toronto through a license agreement.

Space is very limited at the moment and high demand is expected. If you are seeking office or laboratory space to commercialize your research please contact us for more information about current availability or to arrange for a tour of the buildings.

The annual licensing fee is reasonable and is payable in monthly installments. The fee covers all utilities (electrical energy, heat, water, janitorial services, and waste paper removal). In addition, reservation of common meeting areas and access to the University of Toronto’s high speed network may be provided where possible. Preference will be given to companies that are affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Thank you for your interest in the Banting & Best buildings at U of T Entrepreneurship. Currently we have very limited space remaining, but if you are interested in leasing lab or office space from us please fill out the following form.

Your First Name*

Your Last Name*

Company Name*

Company Website

Your Email Address*

Space Type (wet/dry lab, office, mixed)*

Special Requirements

Approximate square footage and/or how many people will use the space*

Requested move-in date*

Requested period of stay*

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