Robert St. Field and Spadina-Sussex Residence Construction News

The University of Toronto will be finishing work on the Robert Street field and the Community Area this spring, aiming for completion by the end of May. Facade retention/stabilization and demolition at 698 Spadina will commence in March. Construction of the residence tower will begin this summer. Fences will go up around the site, and shoring and excavation will start. Trucks will enter and exit only from Spadina along Sussex to a new construction gate east of Sussex Mews – the north sidewalk on Sussex will not be accessible during construction of the residence tower. Completion of the building is anticipated for fall 2024, although much visible activity will be done by fall 2023. For more details, a new website to keep the neighbourhood up-to-date is at

Preliminary construction schedule for Spadina-Sussex residence. Work will take place in several stages, starting with facade stabilization at 698 Spadina, followed by excavation and shoring, forming and finally envelope installation. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2024.

Facade retention and stabilization at 698 Spadina will take place in March-May 2021