Residence to be demolished for new building at U of T Mississauga

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Published April 9, 2024 at 1:55 pm

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Plans are in the works to demolish an old student residence building to make way for a new structure at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus.

The plans to demolish the old building were approved at the City of Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee today (April 9).

One building in the Schreiberwood residence complex on the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus at 3359 Mississauga Rd. needs to be demolished for the development of a new, 400-bed student residence.

The old Schreiberwood residence complex is made up of seven buildings of two-floor townhouse units. The townhouses have a living room and a kitchen on the first floor and three to four bedrooms on the second floor, according to a report to the Heritage Advisory Committee.

They are configured more like single-family residences rather than typical student accommodation.

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One Schreiberwood residence building consisting of 11 three-to-four-bedroom residential units will be demolished under the plans. These residence buildings were among the first constructed on campus, built around 1973. The campus property was purchased in 1963 and 1964.

The townhouses are a typical design from this time period but do not hold much heritage value.

“These buildings are of some general interest as an example of the earliest residence development on campus but do not exhibit any cultural, historical or architectural significance,” the report states.

Approval from the committee is needed because residences are listed on the City of Mississauga’s Heritage Register as part of the University of Toronto Mississauga Cultural Heritage Landscape.

The demolition will make space for a six-storey residence designed by Danish architects Christensen & Co. and Canadian architects Montgomery Sisam.

utm residences demolished

This new residence will be a more typical university campus dorm with single- and double-bed residence rooms.

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A rendering of the proposed new student residence building. Rendering: Montgomery Sisam Architects

The new residence is just one of the plans for UTM for more information, see the master plan here.

For more information on the demolition of the old residence, see the Heritage Advisory Committee here.

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