Campus Master Plan Community Briefings
McGill’s Campus Planning and Development Office (CPDO) is leading the development of a Master Plan for the downtown and Macdonald campuses.
The CPDO is hosting two community briefings in January that are open to all McGill University students, staff and faculty:
Thursday, January 31 (12h30-13h30)
(McLennan Library Research Commons)
Friday, February 15 (12h30-13h30)
What is a Master plan?
A Master Plan is a living document that guides the evolution of an institution over the short, medium and long term. It speaks to various topics such as transportation, landscape, buildings, and space quality to support McGill University in realizing its mission.
A Master Plan:
establishes a common vision for the future by prescribing specific interventions addressing specific priorities, needs and/or objectives.
provides a “big picture” view connecting a broad set of topics.
coordinates smaller scale and project specific decision making.
guides opportunities for development.
establishes a basis for fact-based decision-making
involves a broad range of interests in a discussion about the future
What steps have already been taken?
In November 2018, the CPDO invited members of the McGill community to participate in thematic working groups about the Master Plan and sustainability, communal space and accessibility, and teaching and learning space.
The top themes emerging from those discussions were:
Governance: Ensure policies are in place to enable the implementation of the Master Plan.
Green space: Protect and improve existing natural heritage and optimize its added-value.
Connectivity: Strengthen physical and digital inter/intra campus connectivity.
Health and wellness: Plan spaces that promote physical and emotional/social wellness.
Flexibility: Create spaces that can accommodate multiple usages through their design, furniture and technological equipment
Heritage protection: Exercise responsible stewardship of heritage buildings with resources available.
Sustainability: Strengthen our capacity for climate change mitigation and adaptation through campus planning, operations, infrastructure and various initiatives that allow for a circular use of campus resources
Communal space: Communal space is an important aspect of life on campus and should be encouraged and protected
Teaching and learning: Classroom, laboratories and other teaching and learning space must be adequately equipped technologically
Where can I learn more about the Master plan?
The CPDO has created a mobile display that explains the Master Plan’s objectives and priority initiatives for the downtown and Macdonald campuses. The mobile display will rotate through seven locations in late January and early February:
Trottier Building Mezzanine
Mon, Jan. 28 11h30-14h30
Bishop Mountain Hall Lobby
Mon. Jan. 28 18h-20h
McConnell Engineering Lobby (facing Dispatch)
Tue. Jan. 29 11h30-14h30
McLennan Library (near Circulation Desk)
Wed., Jan. 30 11h30-14h30
Leacock (South hallway-Facing Porter's Office)
Thur, Jan.31 11h30-14h30
McIntyre Building (Entrance off Pine Ave.) Fri., Feb. 1 11h30-14h30
(Macdonald Stewart Foyer)
Tue., Feb. 5 11h30-14h30
How can I give my feedback?
Attend one of the meetings on January 24th (Macdonald Campus) or January 31st (Downtown) and/or fill out this questionnaire: