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MaRS: May Construction Update

The Ryerson lab at MaRS is taking shape quickly – in fact, construction is ahead of schedule, and both completion and occupancy dates have been moved up to August and September respectively! This great progress is a reflection of the superb cooperation of the teams and expert trades. April saw the completion of the tendering…

May Construction Update

Excavation and shoring work continues on the site, with 85% of the soil removal completed — that’s more than 32,000 cubic metres of soil to date! All this work means the crews have excavated down to the 3rd basement level (of four), approximately 11 meters of an eventual depth of 14m below grade. Along the…

MaRS Spotlight: Dr. Warren Wakarchuk

Dr. Warren Wakarchuk Professor and lead, Faculty User Group Department of Chemistry and Biology Faculty of Science “The era in which science happens in isolated labs behind closed doors is over.” A new space and a brand new era for Ryerson biomedical research Faculty lead Dr. Warren Wakarchuk reveals the vision behind Ryerson’s new lab…

AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre has been honoured with a prestigious AIA/ALA Library Building award for 2016.

RTS: April Construction Update

Most of the ductwork is now in place, and nearly all of the electrical has been roughed in; most drywall has been installed as well. The interior materials and finishes have been selected (see photo), and the performance spring-floor has been selected and tendered. Work is underway on the complex process of installing the ceiling…

MaRS: April Construction Update

Major contracts have all been tendered, with most of them now awarded. Now that the floor levelling is complete, the ceiling has been painted and 80 per cent of partitions have been installed. Partition work will continue, along with the installation of the HVAC systems and roughing-in of the plumbing and electrical systems. The project…

April Construction Update

More than 26,000 cubic metres of soil – or 50 per cent of what is to be removed – has been excavated, with the excavated area now approximately 10 metres below grade. Despite heavy rains in March, project work remained on schedule, and co-ordination with Toronto Hydro, TTC and Enwave continues. By the Numbers: To…

RTS: March Construction Update

Partitioning for the walls is nearly completed, and will be finished by the end of March. At that point the team will start installing the sound insulation in the walls and then begin the drywalling phase. The ductwork is also being installed this month, along with the electrical rough-ins. Meanwhile, planning is now underway for…

MaRS: March Construction Update

Nearly all subcontracts have been finalized and remaining tenders are on schedule to be awarded by the end of March. Eastern Construction mobilized on site on February 18 and work has begun on the important initial step of levelling the floor. Many of the trades are planning and mapping out the project. This stage involves…

Jarvis St: March Construction Update

The process for re-zoning was completed in the Fall of 2014. The builder has mobilized on-site and site works are under way while detailed design work continues.

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