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TMU’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law will have a new home at 277 Victoria Street

Toronto Metropolitan University acquired the property from the City of Toronto last year to meet campus expansion needs
February 15, 2024

TORONTO, February 15, 2024 – Toronto Metropolitan University is pleased to announce that its recently acquired property, 277 Victoria Street, will be the future home of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law. The university takes possession of the site in 2025, and renovations are being planned to transform the space into a vibrant hub that meets the needs of Canada’s newest and rapidly growing law school.

"We are very excited about this upcoming campus expansion, to help meet our growing academic needs. 277 Victoria Street is located at an ideal entrance way to our campus and its acquisition supports the university’s ongoing efforts to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students," said Mohamed Lachemi, president and vice-chancellor of Toronto Metropolitan University. "We will work with our partners in the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and our broader community to make sure the space is as innovative and inspirational as the law school that will call it home.”

A thriving legal program at TMU depends on establishing a larger footprint capable of accommodating all the activities of a flourishing teaching, learning and research enterprise in legal education. The move also creates a new gateway to campus from one of the most exciting intersections in the country – Yonge-Dundas Square. 

“We are thrilled that the law school will have a permanent home at a key entrance to the TMU campus. This will be a place where our students, faculty and staff can continue to engage in progressive and innovative legal education befitting the founding mission of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law. An expanded footprint tailored to meet the demands of our Integrated Practice Curriculum will help us attract and train a new generation of lawyers, who are equipped to tackle pressing legal and societal challenges,” said Graham Hudson, interim dean of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law.

Having a law school dedicated to delivering academic excellence, harnessing technology and innovation, and improving access to justice in the heart of downtown Toronto will involve thoughtful renovation of the 115,000 square feet of space. TMU is beginning in-depth consultations with a team from the law school to learn more about specific needs for the space.

A feasibility study will then be conducted to determine if and how the building may house facilities such as:

  • purpose-built classrooms and meeting spaces;
  • a moot court space;
  • law library;
  • dedicated spaces for collaboration and community engagement; and more.  

About the Lincoln Alexander School of Law
The Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University is reimagining legal education in pursuit of a more just society. Our mission is to equip the lawyers of tomorrow with the contemporary skills and experience required to expand the reach of justice and respond to the evolving challenges that face Canadian society. To learn more, visit

About Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 46,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and over 240,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit


Media contact
Surbhi Bir
Public Relations and Communication Specialist
Toronto Metropolitan University