University of Toronto students are being given early access to Robarts Common, a five-storey addition to Robarts Library that adds 1,200 study spaces to the St. George campus, the Globe and Mail reported.
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the new wing offers impressive views, both inside and out. “Looking out you see a typical Toronto panorama: Victorian houses, a slab-like apartment block, a stone church, the modern university athletic centre. Looking in you see a glowing diorama of students at work,” Globe columnist Marcus Gee wrote.
“Soundproofed rooms with big screens on the walls give students a place to discuss their ideas and practise their presentations. Electric sockets for charging devices are everywhere. The WiFi is top notch.”
The expansion, which will officially open this fall, was made possible by gifts from Drs. Russell and Katherine Morrison, as well as over 1,000 other individual donors.