Plan for additional residence spaces at TMU scrapped due to construction costs

The Toronto Star reports that Toronto Metropolitan University has scrapped a plan to build additional residence spaces due to construction costs. The residence would have been located in a 44-storey high-rise building atop a new science building and would have housed 570 students. However, a minor variance application submitted by TMU reportedly did not include the residence space. Ward 13, Toronto Centre interim city councillor Robin Buxton Potts called the decision “short-sighted,” and called for governments to consider how they can fill funding gaps for institutions. “In order for them to get much needed classroom space built in the time they needed, they didn’t have time to get the financing for the student residences.” The Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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