We will be coming home, but not quite when we expected. We continue to make progress in many spaces in the renewed building, paving the way for vibrant student life to come at 371 Bloor Street.
We made a giant stride forward with the successful installation of an elevator to provide staff, students and visitors with accessibility to all floors of the school. This is one element of our new, fully accessible building.
Polished concrete floors in the change room areas are now done, and acoustic tiles are being installed in the McIntyre Gymnasium to create ideal conditions for the crowds that will cheer on the Blues from the raked seating.
Appreciating the full height of the McIntyre Gymnasium.
In the Withrow Auditorium, the railings for the curtains and banners are being installed, setting the stage for productions, performances and gatherings. The exterior south wall of the auditorium is being completed with precast concrete and white brick veneer, bringing us closer to the iconic exterior designed by our architects Diamond Schmitt.
We may be delayed, but we are not dismayed. We know our renewed school is one worth waiting for and this gives us more time to make sure that students return to a fully equipped and furnished school.
Ready for play: the Robert Street Field Project
Yesterday, UTS students played ultimate frisbee in the new Robert Street Field, a project led by the University of Toronto, to which we lent our support. When they return to our renewed school at 371 Bloor Street, this exciting outdoor athletics space will be just a few minutes away, expanding the opportunities for fresh air and exercise at our new school.
We are providing schedule updates to our entire community every two weeks as we approach the final stages of completion for 371 Bloor. To read more, click here. Our entire team is working diligently onsite to ensure we can access and test our mechanical systems as soon as possible.