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Hamilton’s McMaster University is opening a building in Toronto

McMaster University is expanding beyond Hamilton with plans of opening a new building in Toronto.

Construction of an 8,000 square foot event space and collaborative learning facility will soon be underway at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto, which happens to be across the street from McMaster’s first home 135 years ago at 273 Bloor Street West.

Intended to be a new hub for students, researchers, staff, and alumni to collaborate on issues of local and global interest, the building will also feature administration offices and an information centre for prospective students.

The forthcoming building is being designed in collaboration with the faculties of business, engineering, and health sciences to ensure it meets the needs of the university for innovation as well as for hosting meetings and events.

“While Hamilton will always be home, McMaster’s presence in downtown Toronto will be a place to welcome students, alumni, business, government leaders and the world,” says McMaster University president David Farrar.

“This prime location will give our scholars, researchers, students, alumni and staff a new hub for making connections and tackling local and global issues.”

Read the full release here.

Lead image courtesy of McMaster University

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