Toronto Metropolitan University announces new home for Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Renovations are being planned to transform the space into a vibrant hub for the law school

Toronto Metropolitan University announces new home for Lincoln Alexander School of Law

The Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) has officially announced that its Lincoln Alexander School of Law will relocate to a new home at 277 Victoria Street, a site recently acquired from the City of Toronto.

Scheduled to take possession in 2025, the university plans to renovate the property to serve the expanding needs of the law school. The move to 277 Victoria Street, strategically located at a prime entrance to TMU's campus near Yonge-Dundas Square, is a major step in the university's campus expansion efforts.

"We are very excited about this upcoming campus expansion to help meet our growing academic needs. 277 Victoria Street is located at an ideal entrance to our campus and its acquisition supports the university’s ongoing efforts to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students," said Mohamed Lachemi, president and vice-chancellor of Toronto Metropolitan University. "We will work with our partners in the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and our broader community to make sure the space is as innovative and inspirational as the law school that will call it home.”

The university aims to transform the site into an innovative, inspirational space that aligns with the law school’s mission. The Lincoln Alexander School of Law seeks to broaden its footprint to accommodate its growing array of teaching, learning, and research activities. The new location is expected to enhance the school's visibility and bolster its ability to attract and educate future lawyers ready to address complex legal and societal issues.

“We are thrilled that the law school will have a permanent home at a key entrance to the TMU campus. This will be a place where our students, faculty and staff can continue to engage in progressive and innovative legal education, befitting the founding mission of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law,” expressed Graham Hudson, interim dean of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law.

With 115,000 square feet of space available for development, TMU is engaging in comprehensive consultations with law school representatives to pinpoint specific requirements for the renovation. The aim is to create a dynamic learning environment that includes purpose-built classrooms, a moot court space, a law library, and dedicated collaboration and community engagement areas. A feasibility study will follow to explore how best to accommodate these facilities.

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