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U of T: Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
55 St. George Street, Toronto
Developer: University of Toronto

U of T: Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship | ?m | 8s | U of T | Montgomery Sisam

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by greenleaf, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. greenleaf

    greenleaf Senior Member

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    U of T: Engineering Faculty Expansion (47-55 St. George St, 11s, ?)

    From: http://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/...y_Seeks_to_Construct_Engineering_Building.htm

    "With the need for more physical space growing, U of T Engineering is set to address that need in a big way. Though in the early planning stages, the Faculty hopes to erect a new building on the current site of Simcoe Hall’s parking lot – one of the last remaining spaces available on campus to build upon.

    On February 29, the “Site 10†project was given the initial green light by U of T’s Planning & Budget Committee of Governing Council. The first step is to establish a Project Planning Committee."


    Listed Heritage building at 45 St. George St will be retained. Demolition of 1s addition is proposed.

    Additional info from this planning pdf [10mb]
     
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    Xray_Crystal_Junkie Senior Member

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    Suspected that parking lot wasn't long for this world.

    I think the most interesting part of that PDF you posted was the other four locations identified for future buildings. The size they're applying for on College just east of University is larger than MaRS across the street!
     
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  3. k10ery

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    They also want to demolish this

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  4. Automation Gallery

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    They're nuts
     
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  5. Nefarious

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    They've done it before. Rotman expansion required demolition of UofT's radio station headquarters:

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  6. Urban Shocker

    Urban Shocker Doyenne

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    Another hideous Husky Boy bites the dust. Cry me a river.
     
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  7. Nefarious

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    The former radio station headquarters was built in 1892 and 47 St. George is 1900. I don't think its their appearance thats matters, its the fact these once private homes are reminders of St. George Street's character.
     
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    Agreed. It's really interesting to get a glimpse of what the street looked like before it was all U of T.
     
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    Not sure what this means, but I agree, that buildings has been ugly since birth.
     
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  10. k10ery

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    Yep, it never was a good one. What's with that schlocky gable end?
     
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  11. GenericUser

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    +1. It seems these days, even if a patch of grass needs to be removed to make way for development, people complain.
     
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  12. adHominem

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    Actually, dubbing it Husky Boy makes me like it more, in an I-feel-bad-for-Charlie-Brown's-Christmas-tree kind of way.
     
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    If you want to see what it looked like just go north of Bloor, or even south of College for that matter. A lot of those residential neighbourhoods are largely untouched. Losing one (not particularly nice) structure on this stretch doesn't seem like a tremendous loss. Though I do hope that the replacement has a little more texture and is scaled more nicely than the new Rotman building
     
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  14. Xray_Crystal_Junkie

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    Perhaps not that early... Soil testers on site today.
     
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  15. Student99

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    and FYI most of the offices / labs have already moved out of 45 st george
     
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