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.
November 1, 2014
The good weather in October allowed for steady progress on the outdoor tasks which included the enclosure of the barrier free plaza elevator and the landscape preparations along Gould Street. The underside of the bridge over O’Keefe Lane is currently being fitted with an insulated soffit to protect the utilities crossing over from the library to the SLC. The framing for the blue metal ceiling panels above the main entry and plaza is ongoing with a completion of the panels scheduled for late November.
The loading dock is now fully operational with the installation of the garbage compactor and the dock leveler.
The store front framing along Yonge Street has been installed and the majority of the glass units are in place. The current hoarding system in place on Yonge Street will be removed in the next two weeks and replaced by a temporary movable system to continue to protect the site.
The interior work continues to progress with the partitioning and drywall installation now completed. The installation of ductwork and light fixtures is ongoing in conjunction with the running of power and data lines to the various rooms. The application of the acoustic spray finish on the lower ceilings continues.
Work in the main lobby has progressed quickly with the completion of the interior dome ceiling and bleacher seating framing. The glass enclosure of the atrium is almost complete on level 3. Framing for the bridge ceiling is almost complete for the installation of the blue metal panels in this area.
The grinding and polishing on some of the concrete floor slabs is ongoing and the installation of carpet tile has begun on the upper floors.
The ramping substructure on the 6th floor is complete and will allow the start of the maple hardwood flooring installation to commence this week.
Painting is ongoing on all floors throughout the interior.
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