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University Women’s Club of Toronto sells buiilding to UofT

June 16, 2010

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty Women’s Club of Toron­to has sold its build­ing to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, the Club and UofT announced today. 

The sale of 162 St. George Street, for $4.3 mil­lion, was com­plet­ed May 31, 2010. Under terms of the agree­ment, the Club will lease the premis­es for two years while it search­es for anoth­er loca­tion. After that, the site will be rede­vel­oped by the Uni­ver­si­ty for aca­d­e­m­ic use. 

Found­ed in 1903, the Uni­ver­si­ty Women’s Club of Toron­to was the first of its kind in Cana­da. Its man­date over the years has been to unite uni­ver­si­ty women for social, edu­ca­tion­al and com­mu­ni­ty work. It has also main­tained a strong influ­ence on the edu­ca­tion of women. 

The Club has made 162 St. George its home for the past 81 years, since its pur­chase by the Club’s mem­bers on Novem­ber 1, 1929. 

“Few­er mem­bers and the costs of keep­ing the house is a real­i­ty many have faced,” says Club Pres­i­dent Judith Lewis. “We are pleased with the sale and arrange­ment we have made with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. This was a long chap­ter in the book of our lives and now is the time to turn the page and start anew.” 

The acqui­si­tion of the Uni­ver­si­ty Wom­en’s Club rep­re­sents an impor­tant strate­gic site for the Uni­ver­si­ty says Nadeem Shab­bar, chief real estate offi­cer for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. 

“The loca­tion is a poten­tial key devel­op­ment site to accom­mo­date the Uni­ver­si­ty’s growth,” he says. 


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Judith Lewis
Pres­i­dent, Uni­ver­si­ty Women’s Club of Toron­to

Nadeem Shab­bar
Chief Real Estate Offi­cer, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to