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Campus Master Plan 2020 - In Progress

 

At its best, a campus Master Plan outlines what is needed to realize physically a university's strategic plan. A Master Plan's design points guide and confirm that an institution's short-term projects support and work towards its long-term plans and goals.

UTM's Master Plan 2020 is an active process where campus priorities and goals are identified. These will be used to inform future projects and initiatives.

 

How do We Want to Move Forward?

Building on the framework set out in the 2011 UTM Campus Master Plan, the 2020 UTM Campus Master Plan looks to realize the following:

  • a stronger preservation and use of campus open spaces, while focusing on environmental sustainability
  • improved user mobility and safety within the UTM campus
  • renewed and modernized transportation methods to campus
  • the creation and continuation of sustainable, well-designed academic buildings and mixed-use spaces
  • the increased ability for all campus users to use outdoor spaces in all seasons
  • a deepened campus awareness of the demonstration of and participation in cultural placemaking
  • an increased campus appeal from a visual aesthetic and from a health and wellbeing perspective 

 

Where do We Start?

 

The UTM Campus Master Plan 2020 is both a work in progress and a longer-term project. The expected completion date of this first portion is June 2021.

A Master Plan's first step is to recognize and confirm what changes are needed. The next step, implementation of these changes, is a large and long-term project in itself. 

A vital part of this process is collecting and evaluating input from our campus users. Please see the consultation timeline below:

 

Consultation Timeline*

 

*The evolution of COVID-19 may result in changes to the projected timeline and to the consultation methods used.

Phase 1: Background, Outreach and Analysis

When: February - June 2020

 

Phase 1 includes Stakeholder meetings, the first Campus Consultation session, and a Campus Information Booth*. For the continued safety of its campus users, UTM has pivoted towards a digital and interactive information area in Bang the Table.

 

Phase 2: Visioning

When: June - November 2020

Phase 2 continues Stakeholder meetings and will engage them in a Sustainability workshop. Input gathering from Bang the Table continues. The first Indigenous Consultation session is held.

 

Phase 3: Draft Master Plan

When: November 2020 - June 2021

Phase 3 includes Stakeholder meetings along with the second Campus and Indigenous Consultation sessions. The first Presentation to the Design Review Committee is scheduled to take place.

 

Phase 4: Final Master Plan

When: June - September 2021

Phase 4 concludes with the remaining Stakeholder meetings, the third Campus Consultation and the second Design Review Committee Presentation. Bang the Table input will also finish during this last phase.

 

Where have We Been?

Previous campus Master Plans provide foundations. Previous master plans and some additional resources may be found in the link below.

Previous Plans and Resources

 

 

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.