Here you’ll find important updates about the project’s progress.

Rendering of Spadina Sussex Student Residence, looking north west from Spadina Avenue. Credit: Diamond and Schmitt Architects

What to expect

  • Pouring floors 10, 11 and 12 (forming has reached the 8th and 9th floors)
  • Removal of retention towers on heritage façade will require a mobile crane road closure of Sussex Ave.
    • Scheduled for Saturday, January 21st from 7 am- 5 pm (with a rain date or continuation of work hold for Jan 28th)
    • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the South side of Sussex Ave.
    • Road closed signage will be posted for Sussex Ave.
  • Blockwork trade to commence activities on site.
  • Person and Material Hoist to be erected on site January 23rd


Current updates


The University of Toronto is building a much needed new 23-storey student residence at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues. The new residence building will house 508 students, provide student amenity space, and new retail uses along Spadina Avenue. The site will also include a townhouse building with faculty housing, as well as rental replacement units.


(please note all dates are subject to change)

2018–2021: Site Plan Application Review

Fall 2020: Demolition of 706-712 Spadina Avenue

Fall 2021: Demolition of 698/700 Spadina Avenue and façade retention of 698 Spadina Avenue

December 2021–Spring 2022: Shoring and excavation

February 2022: Installation of overhead protection, closure of north sidewalk on Sussex Avenue, closure of four temporary parking spaces on Spadina Avenue

Spring 2022: Below-grade construction (1 level basement)

Summer 2022: Above-grade construction (23 Storeys + mechanical penthouse)

Summer 2022: Construction of geothermal piping from Robert Street Field, under Sussex Mews, to new student residence building

Fall 2023: Completion of streetscaping along Spadina Avenue and Sussex Avenue

Fall 2024: Project complete

Please contact Luca Babici, Project Manager, Project Management, University of Toronto,

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To learn more about other upcoming developments on St. George campus, please visit the Landmark Project website.