The Growth Facilities are managed by Chief Horticulturalist, Bruce Hall, along with Horticulturalist Andrew Petrie and growth chamber coordinator Bill Cole. The Greenhouse Staff maintain the Teaching Plant Collection and grow plant material used in course lectures and laboratory exercises. They provide researchers with growth space, material, and advice, and have a wide range of knowledge and experience with plants that they are happy to share.
Glass house & Growth Chambers
The Growth Facilities at the Earth Sciences Centre include over 80 plant growth chambers and rooms, and provide excellent support for plant & some model systems (fruit flies, rotifers, damselflies…) research at the University of Toronto.
Contact Bruce and Andrew to request glasshouse space, change environmental settings and report pest problems.
Contact Bill Cole for chamber requests, program changes or to report problems. Alternate contacts Bruce & Andrew.
Teaching Plant Collection
The Teaching Plant Collection, comprised of many specimens of botanical and human interest. The collection is located in glasshouses on the ESC rooftop. The collection is used to supplement a wide range of departmental courses and elementary and high school tours. Students are welcome to visit and explore the Collection between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.