COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO — An aerial view of the front campus under construction at the University of Toronto, St. George looking south. Over 370 boreholes have been drilled 250 metres deep under front campus, nearly half the height of the CN Tower. Crews are preparing the footings, shoring walls and utilities for a one-level underground parking garage amidst the historic buildings at the downtown St. George campus of the University of Toronto (U of T). But that’s not the interesting part. Below the parking garage, crews have bored a field of 370 wells and inserted a series of U-shaped [...]
Knox College was founded in 1844 and became affiliated with U of T in 1890. The building itself was constructed between 1912 and 1915 (photo by Arthur Kwiatkowski) The University of Toronto has reached an agreement to acquire the Knox College properties at 59 and 63 St. George Street in a deal that will bring the college’s neo-gothic building under the university’s ownership while freeing up Knox to focus on its mission of theological education and programming. For U of T, Knox College is seen as one of the last missing pieces of the St. George campus and therefore a [...]
The proposed development of “Site 1,” visible at the southeast corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, would provide academic space and housing for U of T students, faculty and staff, as well as their families (photo by Johnny Guatto) The University of Toronto is in the early stages of exploring how the northwest corner of the St. George campus can be revitalized to provide much-needed and attainable university housing, including academic and amenity space – all while supplying carbon-friendly energy and advancing Indigenous place-making. The proposed development of “Site 1” – bounded by Bloor Street West, Spadina Avenue, [...]
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Office is working with the Facilities & Services (F&S) department at the St. George campus to integrate accessibility features in service alerts. To facilitate this integration, F&S is conducting interviews to better understand the needs of the accessibility community and issuing a call for participants to share their experience about building access notices.
As pandemic-related health measures are relaxed across Canada, the University of Toronto envisions a steady return to more normal operations in its 2022-23 budget amid high vaccination rates and strong demand for its programs. Read more at UofT News.
Dispensers providing free sanitary pads and tampons have been installed in 75 female, male and gender-inclusive washrooms in seven buildings on U of T's St. George campus (photo by Skylar Huang) Students and other members of the University of Toronto community on the St. George campus now have free access to menstrual hygiene products in a growing number of high-traffic washrooms. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students and Facilities & Services have collaborated to install menstrual hygiene product dispensers in 75 female, male and gender-inclusive washrooms in seven buildings. The dispensers will provide free sanitary pads and tampons. The pilot project, [...]
(Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) The University of Toronto is advancing Canada’s goals of transitioning to a low-carbon future and strengthening its economy through each of its research, innovation and teaching missions – with students playing a key role. Scott Mabury, U of T’s vice-president, operations and real estate partnerships, delivered the message at the recent Canada 360° Economic Summit 2022, which was hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and included appearances by Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem – a former dean of the Rotman School of Management – and François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and industry. Read more at [...]
Master's candidate Yazminv Aboelzahab (centre, right) is pictured with her husband Samir, as well as their children Salma and Adam, outside of U of T's family housing at 30 and 35 Charles Street West (photo by Johnny Guatto) Raising a young family while pursuing a graduate degree isn’t easy. Doing it in a new country far from home – and in a city with sky-high housing prices – is even more complicated. For Yasmin Aboelzahab, a mother of two and master of health sciences candidate at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, the challenges have been alleviated by living [...]