Design Fabrication Zone – The Innovation Studio

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.

The Innovation Studio at 110 Bond Street is the hub of DFZ activities. It connects emerging and established makers, artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academics, in a collaborative community devoted to creative exploration, cross-disciplinary innovation, and creative excellence. The Innovation Studio has prototyping space with tools & equipment for fashion, design fabrication and media work, bookable meeting rooms, hot desk space, assigned fixed desk space, a reception area, two kitchenettes, and a flexible event space.


Design Fabrication Zone
The Innovation Studio
Toronto Metropolitan University
110 Bond Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 1X8

Areas of Expertise

Advanced fabrication
Content creation and management
Immersive environments
Retail and retail technology
Artificial intelligence
Robotics and automation
Virtual, mixed and augmented reality
Experiential innovation
Media storytelling
Audience engagement
Fashion products and accessories
Music publishing


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing
Skills & Professional Development
Project Development

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Published: February 24, 2022

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