A Grand Opening for the UTSC Instructional Centre
UTSC’s newest building officially opened in summer this year, increasing academic space on campus by 25 percent. On August 31, representatives from government and the University of Toronto joined the UTSC community for the official opening of the $78-million Instructional Centre (IC).
At 165,000 square feet, the IC is the largest building to be constructed since 1966, when the original Andrews Building was completed, establishing the UTSC campus. The IC offers more student study rooms, lecture halls and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology; a high-tech trading floor with double-monitor workstations and an LCD stock ticker; and a microprocessor lab. Also LEED Silver–certified, the building features green roofs and solar panels on the rooftop.
The UTSC Instructional Centre was supported by an investment of $35 million by the Government of Canada, through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, and a matching $35-million contribution from the Government of Ontario.