Rendering of the Lawson Centre for Sustainability - Rooftop Garden and surrounding landscape

Lawson Centre for Sustainability

The is undertaking extraordinary fundraising efforts to make strategic investments to support students, enhance academic programming and build a new landmark building, the Lawson Centre for Sustainability. This addition to the ߲Ƶ campus was made possible by generous donations from our community, like Brian and Joannah Lawson, who added to their legacy at the University of Toronto with a $10 million gift to support Trinity’s Integrated Sustainability Initiative.

“We are delighted to support the creation of a ‘living lab’ that showcases the importance of sustainability and demonstrates what is possible. Through the Living Trinity Campaign, we can come together as a community to inspire brilliant minds to create the transformative change that the world needs.” — Brian and Joannah Lawson

As part of the revitalization of our historic campus, the Lawson Centre for Sustainability design process has thoughtfully integrated the beauty of our existing buildings with the very best contemporary sustainable design. With a variety of student residences, communal spaces and dining areas, as well as seminar rooms, faculty offices, and flexible event and learning spaces, the Lawson Centre for Sustainability is designed with the well-being of our community in mind. This state-of-the-art building will help integrate the principles of sustainability into daily life at ߲Ƶ and address one of this generation’s greatest challenges.

Update (Dec. 18, 2023): Trinity is the first post-secondary institution in North American to of our ambitious new mass timber, zero carbon, LEED platinum multi-use building!

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߲Ƶ Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land on which ߲Ƶ and the University of Toronto operate is part of the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the Credit, an Anishnaabe people, land covered by the Dish-with-One-Spoon wampum belt covenant. We acknowledge the stewardship of this land by First Nations, the continuing presence here of Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and the harm caused by colonialism. We commit ourselves to seeking a new and honourable relationship with the First Peoples of this land.