UPDATE: Approval of UTM's 2021 Campus Master Plan by University of Toronto's Governing Council
We are excited to announce that after having conducted many consultations and hosting multiple question-and-answer sessions, University of Mississauga's 2021 Campus Master Plan has been formally approved by the University of Toronto's Governing Council.
The link above takes you to the plan in full.
The Plan's been Approved? Great! But now what?
The UTM Campus Master Plan 2021 has been a work in progress and remains a longer-term project. The first steps have been to recognize and confirm what changes are needed and what direction is required to achieve them.
The next step is the implementation: a large and long-term project in itself.
Building on the framework set out in the 2011 UTM Campus Master Plan, the 2021 UTM Campus Master Plan includes the following key moves:
- The creation of a flexible outdoor campus commons (Campus Green) and a pavilion building, which will form the new heart of campus.
- The redevelopment of Middle Road to become a formalized east-west pedestrian connection through the Campus Core.
- The revitalization of the existing Academic Annex site with a landmark building and new plaza.
- The reinforcement of the campus' Riparian Ribbon as a pedestrian connection, linking existing ponds, wetlands and natural areas through a series of pedestrian pathways and boardwalks.
- The creation of an Academic Quad and Cultural Commons within UTM's campus core.
- The creation of an Athletics hub on the existing South Field.
- The improvement of the pedestrian experience on campus through the establishment of 'shared streets' along Residence Road and portions of Outer Circle.
- The introduction of new cycling infrastructure along Collegeway and Outer Circle Road.
The image above only shows us part of the picture. For a full view of the proposed UTM campus by 2036, please see the rendering below:
Where have We Been?
Previous campus Master Plans provide foundations. Previous master plans and some additional resources may be found in the link below.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Land
We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.