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Jarvis St: Fall 2016

Construction is proceeding. This fall, the superstructure concrete for the above grade levels was completed, up to the 11th floor. Meanwhile, installation of the mechanical systems for P1, P2, and the ground floor is nearly complete (this encompasses drains, sprinkler lines and the water main). Throughout the winter, work will continue on setting the superstructure…

RTS: Fall Construction Update

Ryerson’s new performance theatre and educational space is now open! Occupancy began in late September with a full move-in completed by the end of October, enabling the University’s School of Performance to stage its first production, Clown 2016, in the new space on October 27. The theatre’s marquee over the Yonge Street Box Office and…

Ryerson’s SLC achieves LEED Gold status

Ryerson University’s award-winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has achieved LEED Gold status after surpassing the original goal of LEED Silver compliancy. LEED-certified buildings are those deemed to the resource-efficient (using less water and energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions) through an independent certification process. Among the building’s features that contribute to its LEED Gold status…

MaRS: Fall Construction Update

The Ryerson Biomedical Research Laboratory at MaRS Discovery District is now open and operational! Thanks to the terrific efforts of the project team, Faculty of Science User Group and construction partners, the project was completed ahead of schedule and within the project budget. Faculty members and researchers moved in at the end of August, in…

Fall Construction Update

With the pleasant weather this fall, work on the site has been progressing well. All excavation is now complete, as is the site hoarding on all sides. Both cranes are now in place, and crews are working hard on pouring concrete; they’ve reached Lower Level 1 on the south side of the building and Lower…

Jarvis St: Summer 2016

Construction on the site continues. Recent highlights include the completion of pouring the concrete foundation and underground parking garage structure (Level 2) in Spring and early summer 2016, with the ground floor slab anticipated to be completed this summer, ahead of schedule. Shoring has been adjusted to ensure the project complies with City permits and…

MaRS: June Construction Update

As construction moves into the final stages, the MaRS project site continues to be very active. The open wet-lab services (air, water, electrical and data) are completed, which means the delivery and installation of key furniture can soon begin. The two cold rooms which divide the space are now operational, while the flooring and carpet…

RTS: June Construction Update

Progress at the construction site of Ryerson’s new Theatre School is advancing quickly! The facility is on pace for occupancy on August 31 with substantial project completion anticipated by October 3. Here’s a quick summary of recent and upcoming project activity: The ductwork is complete, along with the electrical and mechanical rough-ins and drywalling. The…

June Construction Update

The new ramp within the worksite is now in its final place, and construction of the platform is nearly complete. Once that is done, a concrete footing will be poured, upon which  the crane will be erected onsite to complete the remaining soil excavation. This final excavation activity will continue through mid-August; later in the…

MaRS: June Construction Update

June featured two important site activities on the Ryerson Lab at MaRS site. In early June, the CPRE project team hosted a “Day in the Life” session, bringing together the Principal Investigators (PIs) who will be working in the space along with representatives from their existing labs and CPRE project team members. Together, they walked…

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