Together we make this happen. Our school’s future is emerging thanks to the incredible support of the UTS community and nearly three years of hard work by Eastern Construction. Soon there will be power. Three large electrical transformers have been hoisted down and manoeuvered into place in the new electrical room in the basement. The plan is to turn the power on in mid-August, starting up the building’s mechanical equipment.
Up next is the laying of a beautiful, white brick veneer on the east elevation towards Huron Street. The brickwork was selected to tie the addition visually to the limestone crenellations and windows in our historic building.
Framing around the skylight of the Fleck Atrium and the stairs is well underway in the heart of our school, where students will soon gather in this inspiring communal area. Features that were once just dreams are now a reality, like the new backstage room in the Withrow Auditorium. The science labs will soon be outfitted with high-calibre laboratory cabinets, countertops and storage from 30 Humbert, in preparation for the day when students will work together to push the limits of learning in science experimentation.
In the stairwell on the southeast corner, students will look through a brilliant new window on the world, peering out over the city skyline. Even that shows the power of our community. A ceramic frit pattern, baked onto the window to deter birds from colliding with the glass, was designed by a student, Ellie Grushcow ’19.
As the building draws closer to completion, the possibilities are expanding infinitely for our students, but before they return to our school, we have one more thing to accomplish – finishing the school from the inside out, with state-of-the-art equipment and furniture, so everything is ready for them when they walk through the new doors for the first time this November.
You can make sure that UTS students have all the athletic and fitness training equipment they need in time for their return to 371 Bloor this November.
Rows of shiny lockers in hues of UTS blue line halls on all three levels.