Model Workshop

The Model Workshop is located in DA060-DA070 at the basement level, accessible via the north elevator. The workshop consists of a supervised woodworking Machine Room, a versatile Assembly Room, including space for casting, and a large Spray Booth for both painting and adhesives.   

Some personal protective equipment (PPE) is available for use in these spaces, but students are encouraged to purchase and bring their own for working in the model workshop. Safety glasses and dust masks are available to purchase through the Model Workshop. 

Fall 2021 Hours

Assembly Room and Spray Booth 
24/7 fob access, or unless otherwise posted  

Machine Room  
Monday to Thursday: 10am-6pm  
Friday: 10am-4pm  

Hours may be extended at peak times in the semester 

Using the Model Workshop

Book Shop Time 

The Assembly Room and Spray Booth are accessible on a first-come-first-served basis. Students are responsible for adhering to the University of Toronto’s Covid Guidelines and self-regulating usage and cleaning of this space, including storage areas. 

Please book access to the Machine Room 24 hours in advance via the shop Bookings page. We are not offering our standard shop training sessions during the fall semester. However, advice and instruction on specific machine use will be provided one-on-one as needed. 

Please contact us to discuss your project needs.  


For more information, please email: 

Take a virtual tour of the Model Workshop


The model workshop is equipped with a large variety of tools that are available for student use. Many of the tools are permanent fixtures in the workshop, but may change without notice.


Materials can be purchased in the model workshop. A list of available materials and their costs can be found at the Workshop.


A variety of resources and information are avaible in the shop. Below is a list of local material and tool suppliers.  The shop office also has a resource library featuring books on woodworking, model making, and design.