U of T Scarborough breaks ground on new 750-bed residence

Construction is underway on a new 750-bed student residence building that will double the current residence capacity at the University of Toronto Scarborough.  

The new residence, which will be located on Ellesmere Road just east of Military Trail, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023 and will meet a growing demand for on-campus housing options.

“This state-of-the-art, innovative residence facility is designed to meet a major need at U of T Scarborough,” says U of T President Meric Gertler. “It will provide an outstanding environment for living and learning, a place where friendships are forged and memories are made. And it will be a hub of community and belonging in an increasingly vibrant part of this wonderful campus.”

The residential floors will include a mix of single- and double-occupancy bedrooms, fully accessible suites, study spaces and common areas including kitchen and lounge spaces. The building will also have a rooftop garden and terrace, a food servery and dining hall, event space and mixed-use spaces for workshop-style learning. It will also house the Office of Student Experience & Wellbeing as well as Student Housing & Residence Life.

By Don Campbell

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