Design Fabrication Zone – Design + Technology Lab

Based at Toronto Metropolitan University, the Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) is an interdisciplinary hub for design and fabrication that strategically propels early-stage ideas for inventions, businesses, and installations along the continuum – from design to prototype to mass manufacturing. With access to fabrication space and equipment, members of the DFZ are able to conduct hands-on experimentation and prototyping at various levels from preliminary to advanced.

Its Design + Technology LAB (D+TL) is a technology-based workshop that supports creative research + scholarship, curriculum, and entrepreneurship activities across The Creative School and Zone Learning. The D+TL offers Zone members both analog fabrication tools (woodworking and metalworking shops) and digital fabrication tools (including 3D printing, textile computing, AR/VR, and robotics).


Design + Technology Lab
Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Toronto Metropolitan University
288 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1Z5

Areas of Expertise

Creative School Faculty Research
Research partnerships across the University
University programming
Community programming
Curricular collaborations
External collaborations with industry leaders


Facility Access & Testing (3D printing and laser cutting)

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Published: February 24, 2022

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