The New College Plaza will enhance the streetscape on Willcocks Street, bringing attention to the New College campus and increasing the functionality of our existing space. The Plaza design envisions a prominent entryway, which will help bring more awareness of the New College quadrangle and operate as a focal point and marker for the College. The quadrangle currently serves as a central gathering place for students during orientation week and for many social events with students and alumni.
The plaza design includes upgraded landscaping, installation of bicycle racks, several large benches and enhancement of the pedestrian traffic flow between New College’s entrances on Huron Street and Willcocks Street with a footpath. The plaza design is mindful of New College’s distinctive architectural style and encourages social interaction by offering the U of T community more space to gather and relax.