The University of Toronto is planning to create Canada's largest university-based innovation node with the construction of the 750,000-sf Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre. Funded in part by a $100 million donation, the interdisciplinary center will feature vertical gardens, soaring atria, and integrated collaboration areas, as well as offering leasable space for startup companies. Designed by WEISS/MANFREDI and Teeple Architects, the complex will be delivered in two phases, with the first 12-story, 250,000-sf tower housing the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. A 20-story, 500,000-sf tower will be built in the second phase to accommodate programs in regenerative medicine, genetics, and precision medicine. Construction is expected to begin in fall of 2019.