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Effective stakeholder engagement is critical to ensure the success of planning initiatives. The Campus Planning and Development Office (CPDO) is committed to engaging with stakeholders throughout the planning processes that we lead.

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The Royal Vic (687 Pine)

The former site of the Royal Victoria Hospital represents a significant opportunity to grow McGill’s Campus. Development of detailed design specifications are now underway.


Re-imagine the Library complex to accommodate evolving educational trends and to proactively position it to meet the needs of current and future McGill students, faculty and researchers

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Master Plan 2019

McGill’s Campus Planning and Development Office has developed a comprehensive planning document to guide the evolution the University’s downtown and Macdonald campuses over the next 20 years.

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Campus Planning and Development Office

The Campus Planning and Development Office (CPDO) primary role is to support McGill’s mission as a public institution for the advancement of learning by providing expertise related to the planning and development of the university’s campuses. In fulfilling this role, CPDO is responsible for defining a clear vision for the physical campuses that reflect the strategic goals of the university and the objectives of the Provost’s Strategic Academic Plan. In doing so, the office ensures that development and changes on campus occur cohesively and that spaces and resources are allocated in a manner that effectively supports the objectives of the university.

The CPDO is a team of dedicated urban planners, architects and other professionals who work closely with internal and external stakeholders to create vibrant campuses that are open, connected and purposeful. Current areas of focus include but are not limited to: campus development, respecting our heritage footprint, sustainability, accessibility and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty and researchers.

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CPDO is responsible for planning McGill campuses.

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McGill's vision for the RVH site