The Building itself is a double loaded corridor acting as the main circulation “spine” between both new and old. Most of the old Spadina building was refurbished but due to the fact that it is in a state of disrepair some modifications was necessary to integrate it with the new. The historical building still frames the large Spadina intersection while a new modern face of the University faces the public. One of the main considerations was preserving the existing context and the continuation of the campus fabric of the University of Toronto. This resulted with a design that is both public and private, giving the University of Toronto a new focal point and a large public square for activities.