With the cold weather approaching, construction on campus will continue in order to finish the projects. Lot 9 and the CCT garage, the only entrance to which is accessed from lot 9, were closed on November 6 in order to put down pavement for the new health sciences building. The goal was to have both lot 9 and the CCT garage reopened by Monday morning at the latest.
The new health sciences complex is set to be completed by April 2011 and open for the 2011-2012 school year. The building will house laboratory space for life sciences research, facilities for the biomedical communications program, and U of T’s Academy of Medicine.
Over the weekend students were able to park in lots 4 and 8, across from the RAWC. The new parking deck, which added nearly 300 parking spaces, was set to open September 27, but was delayed due to weather conditions. The $6-million project was then set to open in the third week of October, but was pushed back again due to further weather conditions.
The new parking deck opened last week, allowing for more students to park at UTM.
Construction to the Outer Circle road stretching from the RAWC to the north entrance (off Mississauga Road) continues with the expansion of a sidewalk two-and-a-half metres wide.
The front of the Hazel McCallion Learning Centre and the Middle Road will be paved, extending to the RAWC—just past the temporary entrance to lot 9. Lane restrictions will be in effect from November 8 to 12 (weather permitting) during the paving. Students are asked to plan their trip to school accordingly or avoid that stretch of road altogether.