Autumn 2007 / Life on Campus
New Places

Centre for the Study of France and an examination centre among new U of T facilities


The government of France and U of T have jointly announced the founding of Centre d’études de la France et du monde francophone – the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World. The centre, a collaboration between University of Toronto’s French and history departments, is the first one France has designated a “centre d’excellence” in Canada.

Construction will begin soon on the St. George Campus Examination Centre. The facility will be located on McCaul Street in a renovated warehouse, and will accommodate up to 1,000 test-takers. Set to open in January, it will solve space and scheduling problems caused by increased enrolment, campus redevelopment and changes in course delivery.

U of T’s Aboriginal Studies program took up official residence last spring in its new Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives and Aboriginal Studies, a dedicated space for students, faculty and elders to meet and work together.The space is in the North Borden Building on Spadina Crescent; it is one floor below First Nations House, which offers aboriginal-focused resources and student services.

Hart House Farm in Caledon Hills has a new log cabin, replacing the farmhouse used as the caretakers’ residence. Hart House worked with Caledon Log Homes to modify a traditional log-cabin design to include an office, improved sightlines for better property views and accessibility improvements for visitors with disabilities.


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