Minister Graydon Smith Tours Limberlost Place

It was a pleasure to welcome the Natural Resources and Forestry Minister for the Province of Ontario, Minister Graydon Smith, for a walk-through tour of Limberlost Place. Limberlost Place, a joint venture between Moriyama Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects, is under construction at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus in Toronto and recently celebrated its topping-off ceremony marking the completion of all structural elements this summer. Anticipated to open for classes in January of 2025, this building is the first tall, mass timber, assembly occupancy education building in the country.

 “I was absolutely fascinated by my tour of Limberlost Place … Not only is it an incredible addition to George Brown College, but it also means so much to so many people from various industries, in government and everyone in Ontario and Canada that we can be recognized as a leader.”
– Minister Graydon Smith

Thank you to everyone who came together for this event, including Luigi Ferrara of the Brookfield Sustainability Institute, Dr. Gervan Fearon, Nerys Rau, and Joe Cressey of George Brown College, Steven Street of the Canadian Wood Council, Chris Walton of CRIIBE, and Ian Dunn of the Ontario Forest Industries Association, to name a few. MTA Partner, Carol Phillips (pictured), is thrilled by the positive impact that Limberlost Place is having on the sustainable development industry in Toronto and beyond!

Group photo captured by Vipoositha Gnanenthra for George Brown College.

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