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TMU’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law moving into new building in downtown Toronto in 2025

by HR Law Canada

Toronto Metropolitan University has announced the acquisition of a new property at 277 Victoria Street to serve as the future site of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, marking a significant expansion for Canada’s newest law school.

The university is set to take possession of the site in 2025, with plans underway to renovate the space into a vibrant educational hub.

Mohamed Lachemi, the president and vice-chancellor of Toronto Metropolitan University, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion, highlighting the strategic location of the new property at the entrance of the campus and its role in enhancing the learning experience for students.

“277 Victoria Street…supports the university’s ongoing efforts to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students,” Lachemi stated. The university aims to collaborate with partners and the community to ensure the space reflects the innovative spirit of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law.

The expansion is deemed essential for the law school to accommodate its growing range of activities in teaching, learning, and research. The new location near Yonge-Dundas Square is seen as a new gateway to the campus, promising to enrich the TMU community and its surroundings.

Graham Hudson, interim dean of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, shared his excitement about the permanent home for the school, emphasizing the importance of the location for progressive and innovative legal education. Hudson noted that the expanded space would be instrumental in attracting and training future lawyers ready to address contemporary legal and societal challenges, in line with the school’s founding mission.

The renovation of the 115,000-square-foot space will be carefully planned to support academic excellence, technological advancement, and access to justice. TMU is engaging in detailed consultations with the law school to tailor the space to its specific needs, which include purpose-built classrooms, moot court space, a law library, and dedicated areas for collaboration and community engagement.

The Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University aims to reimagine legal education to foster a more just society, preparing tomorrow’s lawyers with the necessary skills and experience to expand access to justice and meet the challenges facing Canadian society. Toronto Metropolitan University is recognized as Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education, serving a diverse and inclusive community of over 46,000 students.

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