University of Toronto opens new Zeidler-designed residence

Morrison Hall, the newest student residence on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus will officially open on Thursday, September 8th at 12:00pm. The residence is located at 75 St. George Street.

Morrison Hall is the first on-campus residence constructed for U of T’s University College in almost 50 years and represents the largest development for the university’s founding college since its reconstruction in 1890-92after a devastating fire. The residence is named for U of T graduates Russell (MA 1947) and Katherine Morrison (PhD 1979) whose $6-million gift made the project possible.

Located between the Whitney Hall and Sir Daniel Wilson residences, Morrison Hall will provide accommodation for 270 students. Designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects, the $28 million residence features a 13-storey tower anchored by a three-storey podium and a newly landscaped walkway running east-west between St. George Street and the back campus.

At the opening, Professor Vivek Goel, acting president and vice president and provost, will offer opening remarks. Speakers including Rose Patten, chair of Governing Council, and Sylvia Bashevkin, principal of UniversityCollege, will welcome the Morrisons and other distinguished guests.

Student-conducted tours of the residence will be offered following theopening ceremony.