Goodman Expansion

In April 2015, the Ontario Government pledged $10 million toward a new home for the Goodman School of Business. The project cost approximately $24.1 million (including deferred maintenance) with a large portion funded through the transformational gift from the Goodman Family Foundation in 2012. The Goodman expansion was completed in 2019.

The project added almost 29,000 square feet of new space and improved existing space. Teaching space will increased by more square footage than any other functional space.

What started in 1971 as a small program in Administrative Studies within the School of Social Sciences has emerged as a world-renowned business school. In the past decade, the Business Faculty’s student enrolment and the number of academic staff have doubled. The Faculty further elevated its reputation in 2012 when the University’s then-Chancellor Ned Goodman’s family foundation made a transformational gift resulting in the Faculty being named the Goodman School of Business.

By the Numbers

  • $22 million: total capital cost of project
  • 29,000: number of square feet to be added to the existing 50,000 square feet which will be completely renovated
  • 5,000: sq. ft. of new teaching space
  • 3,500: sq. ft. of new networking and social space in the atrium
  • Five: number of interview rooms that will be used by employer partners.
  • Six: number of new classrooms.

Important Dates

  • February 1, 2019: Grand Opening Celebration
  • November 22, 2017: Deloitte gift announcement
  • September 16, 2016: Goodman Expansion Celebration
  • September 2016: Construction set to begin
  • April 13, 2016: KPMG gift announcement
  • December 1, 2015: BMO gift announcement
  • April 23, 2015: Ontario government investment announcement