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.
December 1, 2014
With the colder weather approaching, most of the exterior work is nearing completion. The installation of the blue ceiling panels under the plaza soffit has started and should be in place by the end of December. The soffit under the O’Keefe Lane bridge is almost complete with the access hatches and lighting waiting to be installed.
Paving stones for the new sidewalk and plaza along Gould Street have all been set according to the City approved landscape plan. The paving stone inserts along the new Yonge Street sidewalk will be installed soon.
The store front framing along Yonge Street has been installed and the majority of the glass units are in place. The only outstanding items to be installed on the store front are the glass entry doors which are expected to arrive in early December. The Urban Umbrella hoarding along Yonge Street has now been removed which allowed the City to reopen the north bound car lane. A temporary movable fencing system is now in place which secures the site, but also allows the new sidewalk to be open to pedestrians.
Interior finishing work continues to progress quickly with the majority of the mechanical and lighting fixtures now installed and operational. The heating system has been operating for the past month to allow finishing materials such as the wood flooring to be acclimatized.
Work in the main lobby continues to progress with the completion of the interior domed ceiling and the near completion of the bleacher seating structure. The layout for the new cafe has been approved with construction and fit out scheduled to start in the January 2015.
Flooring on most levels is close to completion. The maple flooring on Level 6 is well underway.
Painting and touch-ups are ongoing on all floors.
Cabling systems are progressing well in preparation for the commencement of furniture installations that will begin in the first week of December.
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. (Formerly known as GENIVAR Inc)
Projected Construction Completion:
Budget: $112 million
Capital Support Program (Provincial Funding): $45 million
Fundraising: $22 million
Internal Sources: $45 million