New North Building reconstruction named

Construction work on the exterior of Deerfield Hall.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 9:24am
Gareth Trickey

The latest addition to the U of T Mississauga architectural landscape now has a name.

Deerfield Hall will be the official name of phase one of the North Building reconstruction project.

The University of Toronto's Governing Council approved the title Deerfield Hall last month following a campus-wide naming contest.

A committee consisting of the senior administrative team selected the name after reviewing almost 200 submissions from students and staff.

Amanda Gallagher, formerly with Information and Instructional Technologies Services, submitted the winning entry of Deerfield Hall.

Gallagher’s suggestion was found to best reflect U of T Mississauga’s natural setting and its reputation for growing sustainably.

Deerfield Hall is the first of a planned three-phase reconstruction of the existing 1970s North Building.

Construction of Deerfield Hall is now entering its final stages ahead of the opening in August 2014.

Work has started on the interior fit out of the modern four-storey academic space, with crews installing tiles in the new food services area and hall atrium.

Work is also underway on the building’s exterior terracotta cladding, which is expected to wrap up in spring ahead of landscaping.

Once complete, Deerfield Hall will house academic departments including Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Psychology, English and Drama.

The 5,220-square-metre academic space will also feature new and expanded food services, study spaces, classrooms, research laboratories and rehearsal facilities for the Theatre and Drama program.