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Category archive: Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

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…

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…

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…

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…

March Construction Update

Teams are working hard on the ongoing bulk excavation of the site’s soil which continues this month. By the end of February, more than 16,000 tons of soil has been removed from the site. That’s more than 11,000 m3 in volume! The excavation is now at three meters below grade along Church Street. Meanwhile, the…

February Construction Update

Excavation and soil removal is set to begin now that the shoring and related structural supports are in place. Following a presentation to the City of Toronto’s Buildings Department on February 4, we have submitted the application for a full Building Permit. The final review of the Site Plan and the project’s hoarding permit will…

December Construction Update

With the conditional building permit now in place, shoring & initial excavation can begin. During December, the shoring rig and related materials will move onto the site, while minor excavation and soil removal continues. Drilling and installation of the shoring piles will start in mid-December, continuing through the end of January. Vibration monitors have been…

November Construction Update

November 23, 2015: Ryerson’s CPRE team celebrated a terrific project milestone today: the start of construction! An official ground-breaking ceremony will be scheduled in early 2016. November 16, 2015: The construction site — the parking lot on Church Street just north of Dundas across from the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre — is now…

Church Street Development set to transform downtown

Church Street Development set to transform downtown October 22, 2014 The multidisciplinary building is set to open just north of Dundas Street in the 2018 academic year. Ryerson strengthened its reputation as a city builder Tuesday as President Sheldon Levy shared the design of the new Church Street Development (CSD). Set to open just north…

Breaking: New health science building plans announced for Church Street Development

Construction on the $104.4 million building is expected to begin in late 2015. March 13, 2014 By: Ryersonian Staff Ryerson University has officially announced plans for its new health science building at 300 Church St. The property is currently a parking lot beside the Interior Design building referred to as the Church Street Development (CSD)….

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