Federal Investment Supports Building Novel 14-Storey Mass-Timber Academic Tower at the University of Toronto

By Natural Resources Canada
Cision Newswire
January 18, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

TORONTO – Enhanced construction practices are enabling buildings across Canada that are resilient to the impacts of climate change while locking in absorbed carbon. Innovative building materials, including mass timber, are helping to drive down emissions in the buildings sector while creating good jobs across the Canadian supply chain – including in sustainable forestry. Natural Resources Canada announced a $3.9-million federal contribution to the University of Toronto for the construction of a 14-storey mass timber academic and research tower on its St. George campus. The contribution comes through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program. The new building, with its innovative design and creative wood structure, will provide a new and creative workspace for several faculties and act as a living laboratory to further the university’s innovation agenda. The structure is being constructed almost entirely from engineered Canadian timber.

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