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TMU School of Medicine

TMU School of Medicine

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is building a medical school committed to and based on foundational principles of social accountability, health equity, cultural diversity, accessibility, inclusion and Reconciliation — a modern and transformative approach to medical education and healthcare delivery.

The School of Medicine aspires to eliminate health disparities and advance health as a human right by working with communities to achieve health equity. 

Future site: The Former Bramalea Civic Centre in Brampton-Peel

Brampton Civic Centre

Facilities Management and Development (“Facilities”) is overseeing an ambitious, phased renovation schedule of the former Brampton Civic Centre. Phase One will prepare the building to welcome the inaugural academic cohort in the Fall 2025 term.

The facilities renovations will continue beyond the opening day in September with the balance of the renovations targeted for the 2026/2027 academic year. Exterior alterations will be constructed incrementally to improve accessible paths of travel and provide welcoming, outdoor amenity spaces.

Built in 1972, the former Brampton Civic Centre is a four-storey concrete and steel building that will provide over 147,000 of gross square feet for TMU use, which will include:

  • Classrooms and study space
  • Teaching labs
  • Academic offices and dry research space
  • Library facilities and study space
  • Integrated Health Centre to offer primary care for the community and act as an academic teaching site
  • Common use and student activity space
  • Administration and operations space

An existing performing arts theatre will be operated by the City of Brampton and available for use by the School of Medicine.

Indigenous engagement and design

Equity, diversity, inclusion and Reconciliation are being embedded in all design processes and integrated throughout all stages of building program and landscape-design development.

TMU’s Indigenous Design Guidelines, which were created in partnership with Two Row Architects and the Indigenous Space Sub-Working Group, are being referenced through the design of the project for the School of Medicine to guide and promote Indigenous knowledge integration within the physical design of the school. This approach to inclusive design is in line with the School of Medicine's foundational principles.

Sustainability: Building alterations and adaptive reuse

The building alterations are intended to provide welcoming and accessible entrances to the School of Medicine and the Integrated Health Clinic and renovate interiors to create modern and sustainable academic, administrative and activity spaces.

Adaptive reuse through upgrades and retrofit conversions are intended to reduce the carbon footprint. Improvements to the building envelope (exterior, facing materials), heat source, plus energy generation and reduction strategies are under consideration in alignment with our long-term emissions and sustainability goals.

The requirements of TMU’s  (google doc) Sustainable Building Guidelines (external link)  are important considerations to ensure our commitment to carbon reduction and environmental sustainability is reflected in the design and creation of the School of Medicine spaces. 

Project team

Primary team role Provider

TMU Project Manager

Jule Mycan – Project Management Office, Facilities Management & Development

TMU Project Coordinator

Victoria Lee – Project Management Office, Facilities Management & Development

Primary Design Consultant

Diamond Schmitt Architects (external link) 

Indigenous Design Subconsultant

Two Row Architects (external link) 

Construction Management

Marant Construction

Consultant role Provider


Thornton Tomasetti (external link) 

Building code

LMDG (external link) 

Civil engineering/transportation consultant

LEA (external link) 

Energy modelling and sustainability

Footprint (external link) 

Landscape architect/planning

GSP Group (external link) 

Mechanical and electrical engineering

EXP (external link) 

Project cost consultant

Turner & Townsend (external link) 

Signage and wayfinding

Strange Colour (external link) 

Structural engineering/building envelope

Entuitive (external link) 

Vertical transportation

Soberman Engineering (external link)