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University Of Toronto Library Is Getting Transformed (PHOTOS)

University of Toronto's Robarts Library is going to be almost unrecognizable for students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The massive 'Robarts Common' addition of over four floors, 1,200 study spaces, an informal amphitheatre and more enclosed in a glass pavilion is going to give students a whole lot of new study spots on campus.

The addition will run along Huron Street and feature mass amounts of glass windows and natural light.

Diamond Schmitt


The four storeys of study space will include "spacious communal tables in reading rooms; group study rooms with glass walls and media connectivity; private carrels in wooden enclosures overlooking the campus, and an informal amphitheatre overlooking the University of Toronto campus," according to the Diamond Schmitt website.

Diamond Schmitt

Robarts Common will also pay homage to the original design plans for the space from the 1960s when the idea of a pavilion was initially introduced.

Diamond Schmitt


"The original 1960's design included a large primary building surrounded by a complex of smaller pavilions; the west side of the library was intended to have an auditorium above a loading dock serving the Robarts community. Finally, nearly fifty years later, Diamond Schmitt Architects has realized the third pavilion as Robarts Common," reads the release.

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