Fifty years ago the baby boom generation was entering university, and Ontario struggled with how to meet the growing demand for quality post-secondary education. Our campus was created as a place that would respond to that growth in a way that is innovative, inclusive and equal to the excellence that is the hallmark of the University of Toronto. Since its founding, UTSC has been characterized by outstanding architecture in a natural setting, with building designs that foster and encourage experiential learning and groundbreaking research.
Today, Ontario must meet the demands of another demographic explosion. The province’s major capacity expansion policy framework sets an ambitious target for postsecondary education attainment of 70 percent, to ensure Ontario continues to benefit from the competitive advantage of a highly skilled and educated workforce.
Having grown significantly in enrolment, programming and physical size from our origins as Scarborough College, University of Toronto Scarborough is prepared to enter its next phase of expansion, with landmark new facilities and a bold Master Plan that reflects our founding principles and core values: facilities that support experiential learning, innovative research and the full array of student services, with amenities that enhance campus and community life, developed with outstanding architecture respectfully integrated with nature.
UTSC's Master Plan supports a world-class academic experience that is seamlessly integrated into the urban fabric of the eastern GTA. Setting out how the campus will evolve to meet the needs of the future, the Master Plan looks beyond incremental growth and takes a major leap ahead, considering broad patterns of development such as street systems and open space networks.
This vision was formed through broad consultation with many colleagues and friends from business, government, our faculty, students and alumni. Together we have shaped a blueprint for a vibrant community that will thrive for many years to come, one that is abuzz with the excitement of discovery, engaging discourse and dynamic experiences—where students prepare for the best possible future and scholars contribute to a better world.
- New academic and research facilities
- Investment in university housing to meet the needs of a larger student body
- Hotel-conference centre located close to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre and Highway 401
- Relocating Military Trail northward to create a pedestrian and student-friendly inner core
- A central, multi-purpose public transportation hub located at Ellesmere Road and the re-located Military Trail
- Commercial partnerships with the local community