uToronto to take over location of affiliate university prep school

April 28, 2011

Earlier this month, the University of Toronto informed the University of Toronto Schools (UTS), its affiliated merit-based university preparatory school, that it will not accept UTS' proposal for a $48-million refurbishment of the aging property, and is giving the school until 2021 to relocate. uToronto decided the proposal "was not in the long-term best interest of the university" and it did not want to pursue a plan that would reserve the location "for a non-university use in perpetuity." uToronto is not sure what it will do with the site, although it plans a redevelopment that would serve as a "gateway" to its downtown campus. Renowned for generating generations of outstanding graduates, the 101-year-old UTS is committed to staying downtown. In addition to fundraising, it plans to negotiate with uToronto for financial relocation assistance. Globe and Mail