Transforming the corner of Yonge and Gould streets into one of Toronto’s most vibrant, people-friendly intersections, the Student Learning Centre (SLC) will give the Ryerson community an outstanding environment in which to study, collaborate and share ideas. The SLC was designed through a partnership between two renowned architectural firms: Snøhetta & Zeidler Partnership Architects. It has been targeted to achieve LEED Silver certification. A short video explains the SLC’s main design features.
Sept. 2, 2014
In early August, the tower crane was dismantled and removed from the SLC construction site marking a milestone in the construction phase.
With the envelope of the building almost completely installed, the focus is now on the interior construction work. The partitioning and drywall installation is ongoing in conjunction with the installation of ductwork, sprinkler lines and light fixtures. The application of the acoustic spray finish on the concrete ceilings is reaching completion.
The first of three green roofs has been installed on the top of the mechanical penthouse. Preparations for the remaining two green roofs over the retail entry and O’Keefe Lane bridge are ongoing.
Work in the main lobby has progressed with the near completion of the interior dome ceiling. Infrastructure for the café has been installed.
The preparations of the north wall have been completed and the installation of the exterior insulated panels is scheduled for late September.
The installation of the precast ramps and seating at the front entry is ongoing. A time capsule was installed under one of the precast seats.
Address: 341 Yonge Street
Gross Floor Area: 14,443 SM (155,464 SF)
Student Capacity: approx. 2300
Student Space for individual or group study and collaboration (eg. carrels, tables, soft seating areas, group study rooms): Multiple floors
Classrooms and video conferencing enabled seminar rooms: Floor 5
Bridge to Library and Library admin area: Floor 2
DMZ and Digital Media Experience Suite: Floor 3
Student Learning Services (Access, Math, Writing, Test Centres and English Language and Learning Success Services): Floor 4
Graduate Student study area: Floor 7
Retail Space: Ground and lower level floors
WSP Canada Inc. (Formally known as GENIVAR Inc)
Projected Construction Completion:
Budget: $112 million
Capital Support Program (Provincial Funding): $45 million
Fundraising: $22 million
Internal Sources: $45 million