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Category archive: Ryerson Theatre School

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…

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…

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…

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…

RTS: February Construction Update

Fireproofing of the entire structure has now been completed. The team is laying out the partitions (walls) on the newly-completed floor, a task that is expected to continue until the end of the month. At that point, the mechanical and electrical systems can been installed through the walls and related structures. Meanwhile, the colour palette…

RTS: February Construction Update

Peggy Shannon, Chairperson of the Ryerson Theatre School, along with Sholem Dolgoy, Associate Chair and RTS faculty members, hosted a Town Hall meeting where more than 100 attendees learned more about the new RTS facilities and upcoming move. Jay Martin, Project Manager, Campus Facilities and Sustainability also provided an update on the leased space in…

RTS: December Construction Update

Full permits have been received, allowing construction to proceed. The main steel structure at street level is in place, so now the construction of the new floor that will bisect the large double-height space is underway. The concrete has been poured, and the temporary wood platform and scaffolding has been removed. The next stage includes…

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