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Category archive: Ryerson at MaRS

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MaRS: February Construction Update

February 4, 2016: Faculty and students from Ryerson’s Faculty of Science along with CPRE team members and MaRS representatives celebrated the start of site work on the new laboratory at a “ground-breaking” event at the MaRS building. February 5, 2016: This month, the bid packages are being tendered and awarded to successful suppliers and/or subcontractors….

Ryerson science is getting new digs

“The Ryerson faculty of science is getting 20,000 square feet of new lab space. Ryerson has leased the space from the MaRS building on College Street, across from the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. Before faculty moves in, the space will be renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art materials for students and researchers.” Read more…

MaRS: January Construction Update

Bid packages are being issued to subcontractors. By the end of the month, all feedback will be compiled; the architects will incorporate the input and release the final drawings. Work will continue on securing contracts with the subcontractors, and construction work will begin on levelling the site floor.

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