New Student Residence

Coming in 2023

The nine-storey student residence located on Ellesmere Road, is expected to be completed by fall of 2023. It will be built to Passive house standard, showcasing U of T’s commitment to advanced sustainability and reducing our ecological footprint.

Unique, flexible, energy efficient design, built for healthy sustainable living

New Student Residence

Learn more about our new student residence.

Groundbreaking message from Wisdom J. Tettey

Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

The building will include 750 beds with single and double occupancy, separated into unique communities, an integrated dining facility and server, mixed-use spaces for workshops style learning and lounges, and an outdoor roof garden and terrace.

Key Building Features

  • Rendering of street level view of residence

    750 beds, separated into unique communities.

  • Rendering of dining area

    Integrated dining facilities and servery.

  • Rendering of common room

    Mixed-use spaces for workshop style learning & lounges.

  • Rendering of Residence lobby

    Future home of student housing and residence life offices.

  • Rendering of back of residence and rooftop patio.

    An outdoor roof garden and terrace.

  • Rendering of residence room with two beds.

    Contemporary design incorporating single and double occupancy bedrooms.

One of the largest Passive House projects in North America

Rendering of residence at street level
Rendering of common area

Messages of Congratulations

Meric Gertler

President, University of Toronto

Claire Kennedy

Governing Council Chair, University of Toronto

Dr. Rose M. Patten

Dr. Rose M. Patten

Chancellor, University of Toronto

In any year, the groundbreaking of a new building is a remarkable feat, and this is a year unlike any other. As the first virtual celebration of its kind in the history of the University of Toronto, it is certain to be one we remember. It is my pleasure to extend warmest congratulations as we mark a wonderful milestone at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and break ground on the new student residence building. As U of T Scarborough continues to grow, the addition of a residence building will not only enhance the student experience, but will foster a sense of community and provide a space where students can thrive. This cutting-edge building underscores the University’s commitment to sustainable, eco-efficient and healthy living, and will allow UTSC’s physical environment to match the quality of its world class education and flagship experience. I am honoured to join the Scarborough community in celebrating this new beginning. Congratulations one and all.

Elder Josh Eshkawkogan

Elder Josh Eshkawkogan

Miskii adzowin enagadong (Medicine life keeper)

Aanii Kina Wiya, 

I would like to express my congratulations on the ground breaking of the new residence! It is exciting to see all the areas of expansion at UTSC. I look forward to the day that I can see the building in person. 

Sending good thoughts for a successful ground breaking. 


Stephanie Enebeli

Stephanie Enebeli

Scarborough Campus Resident Council President

As the President of the Scarborough Campus Residents Council, I am excited that the University of Toronto has taken this bold, intuitive step to build a new student residence. I see this as a celebration and a triumph of vision, despite the challenges that the pandemic has presented, the University has remained undaunted. The resilient spirit of the University of Toronto is a celebration of the students of this great institution who will occupy the building on completion. If we must defeat the global challenges facing the human race, we must continue making significant investments and commitments to education. 

This building is a testament to this commitment. Thank you!

Designed by Handel Architects and Core Architects
Constructed by Pomerleau


Another integral part of our Strategic Plan

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