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Create a model for sustainable buildings

An iconic new hub in a prime location, the Academic Wood Tower will set a global precedent for eco-friendly architecture.

An artist’s illustration shows a 14-storey building with 1 glass face and 1 wooden face, standing next to Varsity Stadium.

Buildings define cities and shape our experience of urban landscapes. As climate change accelerates, architectural designs must prioritize sustainability as well as beauty—and a new building in the heart of the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus will do just that.

With this breathtaking addition to the Bloor Street cultural corridor, we’re setting a new benchmark for beautiful and sustainable design. The Academic Wood Tower will be a place that inspires big, bold ideas and fosters collaboration across the U of T community—and beyond.

Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships, U of T

Ground has broken on the 14-storey, 73-metre high Academic Wood Tower, which will be one of the tallest mass timber and concrete hybrid buildings in North America and provide much-needed teaching and research space for several world-leading pillars of U of T, including the Rotman School of Management, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. The building is poised to become a destination for thought leaders and U of T students and faculty alike and has already garnered significant global attention for its unique design.


From its central location in the Bloor Street cultural corridor, the Academic Wood Tower will serve as a model for future green buildings around the world. By supporting this iconic new addition to Toronto, you can help set a global precedent for eco-friendly design and spark the innovative thinking and collaboration that will take place in this inspiring building in the years to come.

Read about the groundbreaking of the Academic Wood Tower

To learn more about how you can be part of this beautiful new benchmark for sustainable design, please contact us.