Site 1: The Gateway

Situated directly on the University’s St. George Campus at the southeast corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, The Gateway will address the University’s strong demand for University housing, advancing the academic mission by providing hundreds of new units to the campus. Moreover, complementary academic space (focused on life-long learning), accessory retail, and open spaces to animate the public realms and engage the community will be added. Envisioned as an inviting entrance into the northwest quadrant of the St. George Campus at the southeast corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, The Gateway proposes to link the university with the surrounding neighbourhood.

The Gateway will be the largest university housing development of its kind in Canada for faculty, student families and senior staff. The University envisions a curated mix of family friendly residential suites, indoor and outdoor amenities, and complementary accessory retail and academic space within the podium. Thoughtful integration with historic character, animation of the public realm, and commitment to Indigenous engagement will be critical in delivering a development that services the broader community. An engagement process to help members of the Indigenous community share their thoughts on how design choices, landscaping and common spaces can be harnessed to foster Indigenous acknowledgment and place at the site.


Property Details

S/E Corner of Bloor Street and Spadina AvenueLocation
New DevelopmentProject Type
~960,000 square feet (conceptual)Size


Apartment-style units for Faculty, student families and senior staff
Unmatched proximity to University facilities and amenities
Immediate access to two subway lines and the Spadina streetcar
Academic program will be committed to lifelong learning
Incorporation of a geothermal exchange system and onside nodal plant


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