UTM Building News: New building expected in spring 2019

Architectural drawing of new Annex building
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:36pm
Jane Stirling

U of T Mississauga will add another building along the campus’ “pedestrian spine” in spring 2019.

When students, staff, faculty and visitors walk through the heart of campus – from the Inner Circle Road to the UTM library – they will see a stunning two-storey glass-and-steel structure, says Stepanka Elias, director of operations, design and construction in UTM’s Department of Facilities, Management & Planning. “The building will be visible as soon as people arrive at the bus stop outside the Kaneff Centre and will provide a warm welcome to UTM. It will form part of our attractive pedestrian walkway that runs past the Student Centre and CCT Building, ending at the library on the other edge of campus.”

Architectural illustration of new Annex buildingThe new steel structure, totalling 8,000 square feet (845 gross square meters),will house Campus Police Services and Hospitality & Retail Operations. The new administrative annex will be located near the existing Academic Annex, and the two buildings will share a small courtyard and garden. 

Architectural firm WZMH will use an innovative prefabricated method to achieve high-quality construction in a very short time frame, Elias notes. The project is currently under review by the City of Mississauga and awaiting site plan approval.