A central hub on the St. George campus with co-working space for startups and curated community events, ONRamp is where entrepreneurs come to connect and fuel their businesses.
Welcome to our home base. ONRamp is a 15,000 square foot collaboration, co-working and event space for the curious and the innovative. Whether you already have a startup or have an idea and want to plug-in to the energy of like-minded people – this is an inclusive place for members of the tri-campus community to connect, work, innovate and scale.
Perfectly situated in the heart of Toronto’s innovation community, ONRamp is just minutes from university partner hospitals, MaRS Discovery District and Queen’s Park. Located in the historic Banting Institute, ONRamp is more than a co-working space it is home to a community of innovators and advocates. By providing access to facilities, events, and the Greater Toronto Area business community, ONRamp helps to accelerate entrepreneurs and their ventures.
Become a member of ONRamp today and let’s grow together!
Until further notice ONRamp is closed. We look forward to welcoming you back to ONRamp soon and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to safeguard the health and safety of our communities.
University of Toronto Entrepreneurship’s office is located in ONRamp, Suite 150 inside the Banting Institute at 100 College Street. Centrally located, UTE is in close proximity to:
- University of Toronto’s world-class research facilities in engineering, and the computer, life, and physical sciences
- The University Health Network (UHN) and other hospitals on University Avenue
- MaRS Discovery District
- Restaurants and shops in the Annex, Chinatown, and Kensington Market
Within a two-kilometre circle, there are nine research hospitals, 5000 principal investigators with annual research budgets of over $1 billion. (Kleiner, K. Nature. 2008, 453, 252)
Once the epicentre of academic medical research at the University of Toronto, the Banting Institute has been given a new lease on life as the home of University of Toronto Entrepreneurship.
The building is currently being filled with companies as well as organizations dedicated to the process of commercialization.
The Banting Institute supports entrepreneurs turning research discoveries into innovative products and companies that create skilled jobs for students and the province.
100 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1L5
With a large number of tenants in each building, we ask that you please specify a room number or the full name as well as the company or organization of the recipient.
Scaling up your business? Office and laboratory space in the Banting Institute can be leased from the University of Toronto through a license agreement.
Space is very limited at the moment and demand is high. If you are seeking office or laboratory space for your venture, 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 instalments. 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.
Email us for Banting Institute leasing inquiries.
ONRamp and U of T Entrepreneurship are located in the Banting Institute at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. The building is situated near the corner of College Street and University Avenue, just steps from the Queen’s Park subway station,
Cycling: College Street features a bicycle lane and bike stands are available at the entrance to the building.
Driving: Campus Pay & Display and permit parking is located on-site for after-hours and weekend parking, with many other parking facilities nearby.
TTC: The Banting Institute is near University Avenue, a one-minute walk from Queen’s Park subway station and the 506 Carlton streetcars and a six-minute walk from College subway station at Yonge Street.
The future home of the ONRamp
The place for innovation at U of T
The future home of U of T Entrepreneurship and ONRamp, the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus will eventually spread across 750,000 square feet in the heart of Toronto where the academic, hospital, government and business communities intersect. It was made possible through a generous gift from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman.
With Phase One (250,000 square feet) slated to open in early 2023, the striking, glass-clad complex will anchor U of T’s unique cluster of world-leading artificial intelligence scientists and startups and serve as HQ for the Vector Institute of Artificial Intelligence. Phase Two will have a strong emphasis on life and health sciences with lab, classroom and space for startup and scaling companies.
The Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus will:
- Anchor Canada’s leading AI, life science, and biomedical/ bioengineering research and innovation cluster
- Connect local and global industry partners, investors and government with researchers, student entrepreneurs, alumni, business leaders and other mentors
- Expand opportunities for student entrepreneurs generating innovative ideas designed to solve society’s challenges
- House the University of Toronto Early Stage Technology (UTEST) accelerator, the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Faculty of Arts & Science and also the Innovation & Partnerships Office to support tech transfer
- Encourage dialogue regarding social and ethical issues arising from technology adoption via the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
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