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Facing a housing crunch, the University of Toronto has reached an agreement with the city and local community groups that allows it to build a badly needed new 23-storey student residence at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues.
The slender tower, the first new residence building to be constructed on the downtown Toronto campus in a decade, will house 511 students in a bright, airy structure that mixes modern residence spaces with lively retail storefronts.
It will also incorporate a three-storey heritage building into its façade.
The lush, green walking path that sits between the ROM and the Royal Conservatory of Music is arguably one of the most picturesque parts of U of T's downtown Toronto campus. But did you know it used to be home to Taddle Creek?
Before Toronto became the big city it is today, numerous rivers and creeks used to wind through it. Many of these no longer exist, having been buried or built over. Taddle Creek once ran through the University of Toronto where Philosopher’s Walk and Back Campus now lie.
University of Toronto alumni and interns have helped propel Toronto’s Layer 6 AI, part of TD Bank Group, to the top of the leader board in a global artificial intelligence contest for the second year in a row.
The RecSys Challenge, sponsored this year by Spotify, asked teams to automate personalized music playlists using the company’s music data.