New U of T centre to serve as major student hub

A new building planned for the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough will create a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, or IC-2, will have nearly 18,500 m2 (1719 sf) of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges, and open seating areas.

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KPF receives city approval to build office tower in Vancouver

The Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved Kohn Pedersen Fox’s (KPF’s) design for the 601 West Pender Street project. Sensitive in both scale and materiality, the building replaces a six-storey parking structure in the city’s Central Business District with a retail base covered by a planted pedestrian canopy, an enhanced Alley Oop laneway, 29 floors of state-of-the-art workspace, and crown amenities with panoramic views of the city.

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Toronto university virtually breaks ground for its new twisted building

York University, Toronto, is constructing a ‘twisted’ building to house its School of Continuing Studies. The new building, located at the university’s Keele campus, will will help meet some of the demand for its innovative professional certificate programs and the York University English Language Institute (YUELI). Currently, students attend classes at various locations throughout the campus and staff is spread across four buildings.

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