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Student Wellbeing Centre

137 Bond Street Project

Toronto Metropolitan University is moving forward with a new construction project to bring all health and wellness initiatives to a purpose-built, central hub at the heart of campus. The new facility will consolidate all health services currently housed in buildings across campus under one roof to improve access and service delivery for our growing and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

The university has identified O’Keefe House as the best candidate site for adaptive reuse that will preserve the heritage building and reimagine the historic home as a cutting-edge facility. Its valued historical components will be integrated with a modern, eight-storey addition on the south side of the property, adjacent to the Heidelberg Centre.

The Student Wellbeing Centre has been designed in consultation with the City of Toronto’s Heritage Planning services as well as an independent heritage consultant. The proposed plans aim to respect the existing character of the site and surrounding built environment while providing adequate space for the health and wellness programs offered. 

The design optimizes access to natural light and will feature mass timber construction to provide a warm, organic feel, with natural materials and opportunities for Indigenous placemaking. The green-friendly mass timber construction, multiple passive green roofs and adaptation of an existing building also help to reduce the building’s overall carbon footprint to help forward TMU’s commitment to sustainable building practices and support ecological health.

The central location and thoughtful, accessible design underscore the important role the centre will have as a quality environment that focuses on health, openness and inclusiveness as cornerstones of wellbeing.

Primary Team Role


Toronto Metropolitan University Project Director

Mark Dettweiler, Executive Director, Campus Development

Toronto Metropolitan University Project Manager

Danny Baltazar, Project Management Office

Toronto Metropolitan University Planning and Development

Nic de Salaberry, Director, Planning & Development


Hariri Pontarini Architects

Consultant Role


Accessibility (AODA) Consultant

Senez Consulting

Acoustics and Vibration Consultant

Swallow Acoustics


Kuntz Forestry

Building Code Consultant

Senez Consulting

Civil Engineering and Utility


Electrical and Mechanical Engineer

HH Angus

Elevator Consultant

Soberman Engineering

Environmental and Geotechnical services


Finish Hardware Consultant

Upper Canada Specialty Hardware

FITWEL Consultant


Heritage Planning

EVOQ Architects

Indigenous Design Consultant

Two Row Architects


NAK Design Strategies

Municipal Planning 

Brook McIlroy

Structural Engineer

Thornton Tomasetti


Speight, van Nostrand & Gibson Ltd. (external link) 


BA Consulting Group Ltd. (external link) 

Wind Study Consultant


Gross Floor Area

28,740 sq. ft. (2,670m2)

Building Height 

31.38m (8 storeys)

Functional Programming

The Centre for Student Wellbeing will amalgamate all TMU health and wellness departments and initiatives under one roof. These programs include: 

  • Centre for Student Development and Counseling
  • Health Promotion Programs 
  • Medical Centre 
  • Academic Accommodation Support 
  • Tri-mentoring
  • Thriving Innovations
  • Consent Comes First 


For comments or questions about this project, please contact Nic de Salaberry, director, planning and development, by email at or by phone at 647-824-7165.