A Tour of The Fields Institute facilities
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The Fields Institute, 222 College St., Toronto
Fields Institute moved to its new Toronto home in 1995 from
its previous location at the University of Waterloo. Designed
by the architectural firm, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg,
the building stands with grace among the neighbouring historic
buildings along College Street where it is situated. The exterior's
simplicity is contrasted by its many architectural surprises
Fields has 3 rooms available for your use, a large lecture room
which holds 100 (audio recording of talks are done here), a
seminar room which holds 20-25, and our library seminar room
which holds 25-35.
Microphone, Overhead projectors, Data projector, Chalk board,
Teleconferencing phone, VCR (Equipment available by special
order: slide projectors)
** Please note the all talks given in the seminar room are
recorded for the Fields audio archive.
Offices are offered to participants depending on availablity.
Priority is given to organizers, Fields post-doc's, long-term
visitors and speakers, followed by short-term visitors and
graduate students. All offices are shared, but each visitor
has their own workspace and computer. Please discuss whether
offices will be available for your event with the Program
SMART Room (Rm 332)
The SMART Room contains an interactive whiteboard and videoconferencing
equipment, which can be used for remote collaboration and
for remote participation in Fields events.
The videoconferencing equipment is mobile and can be used
in the other lecture rooms as well as the SMART room.
For more information, see Facilities
for Remote Participation and Collaboration.
Room (Rm 230)
visitors to Fields will come just for the many workshops,
seminars and courses that are held here on a daily basis.
The Lecture Room shown here holds up to 100 people and is
the favored room for hosting the larger events. A LCD projector,
overhead projectors, a microphone system, Video and VCR, and
large blackboards are available for use.
Room (Rm 210)
room is more conducive to group discussion than the larger
Lecture Room, and is often used for tutorials, meetings, and
James Stewart Library
Stewart library can be used as a classroom for smaller lectures
and seminars, accommodating up to 40 participants. It has
blackboards, a screen for overheads, and is fully networked.
When not in use, it is suitable for visitors with laptops
to gain access to a network.
and Spiral Staircase
impressively crafted helix staircase is the defining feature
of The Fields Institute. It effectively unifies the interior's
design, and connects the upstairs offices with the activities
of the main floor. It is not an uncommon site to see our visitors
(and staff) gazing meditatively at its curvature, perhaps
waiting for a spark of inspiration.
and Tea Area
the rear of the building, adjacent to the Atrium, is our entertaining
area. It is a general eating and socializing area. Visitors
are encouraged to socialize and exchange ideas at the tea hosted here each weekday at 3:00
pm. On the coldest winter days, and for the receptions held
here, the fireplace is lit and adds a cheery warmth to the
space. There is also a kitchen available to visitors to the east of this
is a computer room located above the front entrance near the
reception desk. Upstairs on the third floor of our building,
visitors have access to the three main computer areas located here. Accounts
may be set up with the receptionist upon arrival.