Multiplex to construct U of T’s Mississauga student residences

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Multiplex Canada has signed a construction contract to build student residences at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga site.

Construction will begin this year and the project will include a seven-story, 121,000 sq. ft. building to be built adjacent to Oscar Peterson Hall and surrounded by existing student residence buildings.

The new 265-bed residences will include a conference room, music room, games room, event hall, and an upgraded pedestrian plaza connecting to new and existing pathways amidst the lush greenery.

uoft mississaugaThe design, designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, is a collaborative effort between Montgomery Sisam Architects and Danish firm Christensen & Co. Architects, draws inspiration from the natural ravine setting of UTM. The architecture will integrate elements that harmonize with the environment, with the podium featuring wood and stone cladding to evoke the sensation of living among the treetops. The upper levels will showcase copper-toned aluminum, complemented by vertical fins that interact dynamically with sunlight throughout the day.

A bioclimatic envelope will boost energy efficiency – a benchmark for sustainable performance on campus.

Multiplex Canada’s partners include:

  • Architect: Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc
  • Architect: Christensen & Co
  • Structural Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd
  • Mechanical/Electrical: Introba
  • Civil: Walterfedy
  • Landscape: Brook Mcllroy
  • AV/IT/Security: SpecTech
  • Code Consultant: LRI Engineering Inc
  • Acoustic Consultant: SLR Consulting Ltd
  • Envelope Consultant: Synergy Partners
  • Elevator Consultant: Soberman Engineering Inc.


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