uToronto to build cultural centre in downtown Toronto

January 22, 2016

The University of Toronto is set to build a new Centre for Civilizations and Cultures at the site of the McLaughlin Planetarium, adjacent to the faculties of law and music. The planetarium, formerly part of the Royal Ontario Museum, was closed in 1995 and sold to uToronto in 2009. The university has engaged New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofido + Renfro, who will collaborate with Toronto’s Architects Alliance in designing the new centre. “This site will act as a dramatic new gateway connecting the university and the city,” said uToronto Vice-President of University Operations Scott Mabury. The project's total cost and construction timeline have not yet been announced. Toronto Star | uToronto