Ontario Region Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation Tour at Humber College, Toronto | May 7th, 2024

Ontario Region Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation Tour at Humber College, Toronto | May 7th, 2024

The EFC Ontario Region Committee invites members for a tour and presentation at the recently opened Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (BCTI). Located on Humber College’s North Campus in Toronto, Ontario, the BCTI is a stand-alone facility, designed with a focus on functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics. The BCTI has incorporated many environmentally sustainable features, showing that it is possible to create buildings that are both beautiful and environmentally responsible.

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