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Construction Updates

Lawson Centre for Sustainability

Trinity College has been working on the planning and design of our new mixed-use residence and academic building for several years. We are excited to announce that mobilization for the construction of this transformational project is underway. We will endeavour to keep all community members informed of the ongoing changes to our campus throughout this time. Project updates and construction notices will be posted on this page—please check back often.

Updates & Construction Notices

  • Monday, October 3, 2022: Construction mobilization begins on-site: At this time site access will be limited—please see the drop-down menu below for more information about Campus Accessibility. During construction, there will be lots of activity across our campus, including increased traffic in various areas and some intermittent periods of loud or disruptive work.
  • Sunday, October 2, 2022: Trinity’s parking lot is closed permanently: Trinity College paid parking spaces will no longer be available after this date. There are nearby parking facilities at the OISE above-ground parking lot (71 Prince Arthur Ave.) and the St. George underground parking lot (107 St. George St.)

Access to Campus

The map below shows the approximate location of the construction site (shaded in red) for Phase 1 of the project (October 2022 through March 2023). The construction site boundaries are: south of the Varsity Stadium lane; west of Philosopher’s Walk; north of Trinity College proper and the Gerald Larkin Building; and east of the George Ignatieff Theatre and the former parking lot.

  • There is no access to the campus through the former parking lot area.
  • For barrier-free access, see the section below.
  • Access to the Trinity campus from Philosopher’s Walk will be limited.

The entire construction site is under the authority of Graham Construction, and for safety and other reasons, no one (students, staff, faculty and visitors) can enter or travel through the construction site (fenced enclosure) for any reason at any time. Entrances and egress from all Trinity buildings will be maintained during most of the construction schedule. When there are limited impacts to specific areas, community members will be notified and updates will be provided here.

Approximate location of construction zone, aerial view

The map (above) indicates the approximate location of the construction site (shaded in red).


Barrier-Free Access to Campus

Barrier-free campus access is available for the George Ignatieff Theatre, Gerald Larkin Building, John W. Graham Library and Trinity College:

  • from Hoskin Avenue north through the laneway between Trinity College and the Graham Library/Munk School
  • from Devonshire Place through the Munk School North Building (1 Devonshire Place) – main entrance and the northeast rear entrance

The campus can also be accessed through the Trinity College main entrance at 6 Hoskin Avenue during operating hours and the south-east entrance of the Gerald Larkin Building on 15 Devonshire Place.

Construction Timeline

Construction Timeline

TIMELINE (fiscal year) PROJECT PHASE STATUS (as of October 2022)
2022-2025 Construction

October 2022: Mobilization, groundbreaking

October 2022-March 2023: Phase 1—Early Works, Excavation, Utilities Relocation, Site Services

Spring 2025 Project Completion Expected
Fall 2025 Student Occupancy Expected




Project Team

If you have construction or building-related questions, please contact:

Dr. Jonathan Steels, Assistant Provost at jonathan.steels@utoronto.ca

Madeleine Lavin, Administrative Coordinator at m.lavin@utoronto.ca