This September marks a pivotal time for UTS. Students returned to in-person learning, so happy to be together again with their teachers and each other! We are pandemic veterans now, agile and ready to adapt to any curveballs that come our way. Today our students were a sea of orange shirts, marking the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada that honours First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors of residential schools and their families and communities.
Most of all, we are a school on the cusp of greatness. Our community is excited for the day we will come home, and all the unlimited possibilities our renewed historic building opens up for our students.
In the Fleck Atrium, acoustic ceiling panels have been installed, interior glazing is nearly finished, and the scaffolding is gone, revealing a beautiful open area and the Learning Stairs where students will have the space to gather and linger, sharing ideas and camaraderie.
Outside the Withrow Auditorium, a brilliant white wall shines in the sun with the white brick veneer complete on the east elevation facing Huron Street, and work has started on the south elevation. Work has also started on the Living Laneway, with landscape clearing and asphalt removal in the parking lot.
Inside, the Ewens Chemistry Lab and other pristine science labs with state-of-the-art equipment on par with SickKids Research Institute are awaiting furniture to be delivered this October.
Ceilings in the elevator lobbies are nearly done, and epoxy and terrazzo flooring is underway in the transition areas that bring the old and the new parts of our building together into a cohesive whole. Metal doors are currently being installed and the wood doors have just arrived.
State-of-the-art equipment and furniture will soon complete our renewed home, and empower our students. We have a limited time to ensure the school is outfitted with everything they need to support their unlimited potential!
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