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The Andrews Building

Andrews Building

Photo by David Hardford

The Andrews Building, designed by renowned Australian architect John Andrews, attracted worldwide attention when it opened to students in 1966. Now known as the Science and Humanities Wings, the Brutalist megastructure quickly became a UTSC icon (filmmaker David Cronenberg even shot his first full-length film, the experimental Stereo, within its poured-concrete walls). But over the last decade, stunning new buildings, such as the Student Centre, the Science Research Building and the Instructional Centre, have come to challenge the Andrews for its iconic status. Undoubtedly, the spectacular built landscape at UTSC began with John Andrews, but it continues to evolve in impressive new directions.