Master Plan

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McGill’s Campus Planning and Development team has developed a comprehensive planning document to guide the evolution the University’s downtown and Macdonald campuses over the next 20 years. This Master Plan is a living document that articulates a vision for increasing the quality of teaching, learning, research and student life—all while adhering to principles of sustainable growth, sound financial management, and responsible stewardship of heritage buildings. The Master Plan also considers infrastructure and initiatives related to how the McGill community moves to, from, within and between our campuses as well as landscape and other important campus features.

The McGill Master Plan will guide the physical evolution of McGill over the short, medium and long term. It serves as a framework that will translate the strategic directions of the University to tangible actions and it will make the connection between buildings, transportation, landscape and the utilization of space. In this way, the master plan establishes a common vision by engaging a broad range of stakeholders in a discussion about the future, This plan is a document that will allow the university to effectively allocate resources, functions and manage change in the pursuit of its mission. 

Why is a Master Plan important?

  • It provides a “big picture” view connecting a broad set of topics.
  • It coordinates smaller scale and project specific decision-making.
  • It guides opportunities for development.
  • It establishes a basis for fact-based decision-making.
  • It involves a broad range of interests in a discussion about the future.



Download the Master Plan

This version was released on May 23, 2019.

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