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Student Learning Centre

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.

Status

Construction Stage

What’s Happening

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.

View the progress of the SLC here!

 

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  • Rendering of the Student Learning Centre
  • October 29, 2014
    First glimpse of the lights on the new Student Learning Centre! Picture taken by Rachel B.
  • October 2, 2014
    Clearing debris from south section of Level 8.
  • October 2, 2014
    Level 4 we call the "Garden" is Spring time green!
  • October 2, 2014
    Framing for lobby amphitheatre seating progressing well.
  • October 2, 2014
    North wall metal panel installation progressing well.
  • September 29, 2014
    Level 6 open seating area framing for seating and ramping systems in progress.
  • September 29, 2014
    Framing system for lobby amphitheatre seating in progress.
  • September 29, 2014
    Retail storefront in progress with precast coping installation in progress.
  • September 29, 2014
    North wall metal panel installation in progress.
  • September 29, 2014
    Level 8 study room demountable glass fronts installed.
  • September 18, 2014
    Level 5 group study corridor.
  • September 18, 2014
    Level 4 classroom bulkhead.
  • September 18, 2014
    Lobby dome ceiling panels in place.
  • September 18, 2014
    Retail glazing installation in progress.
  • September 18, 2014
    Level 5 video conference suite.
  • September 11, 2014
    Dome ceiling in the Student Learning Centre!
  • August 14, 2014
    Construction inside the SLC!
  • August 14, 2014
    Entrance to the Student Learning Centre!
  • August 14, 2014
    A great SLC construction shot!
  • August 6, 2014
  • August 6, 2014
    Removal of the SLC tower crane.
  • August 6, 2014
    Rooftop garden on the Student Learning Centre!
  • September 3, 2014
    Level 6 flooring framing systems in progress.
  • September 3, 2014
    Mechanical penthouse is well underway.
  • September 3, 2014
    North wall metal panels in progress.
  • September 3, 2014
    Exterior atrium glass installation in progress.
  • September 3, 2014
    Support rails and acoustic seals progressing for demountable partition systems.
  • August 7, 2014
    Empty tower crane base.
  • August 7, 2014
    There used to be a tower crane in this opening! Crane removed from site on schedule.
  • August 5, 2014
    Preparing the 600 ton mobile crane to dismantle our tower crane. This process will take all day!
  • August 5, 2014
    More progress on installation of the main lobby acoustic ceiling panels. This is all a part of the dome ceiling structure that will sweep out over the main entrance and up the side of the building. The acoustic panels will dampen noise levels inside the main lobby.
  • August 5, 2014
    There are plants growing on the penthouse roof now!
  • August 5, 2014
    Preparing the 600 ton mobile crane to dismantle our tower crane. This process will take all day!
  • August 5, 2014
    Preparing the 600 ton mobile crane to dismantle our tower crane. This process will take all day!
  • July 14, 2014
    The acoustic panel sections of the Alpolic dome ceiling are continuing.
  • July 14, 2014
    Installation of the plaza precast has begun.
  • July 14, 2014
    Installation of the plaza precast has begun.
  • July 9, 2014
    Main entry stairway in progress. We are preparing for commencement of the precast ramp/ step installation beginning July 10.
  • July 9, 2014
    Air duct risers entering mechanical penthouse.
  • July 9, 2014
    Roof level parapet catwalk structure installation.
  • July 9, 2014
    Main lobby acoustic panel installation in progress.
  • July 2, 2014
    Southeast corner close-in.
  • July 2, 2014
    Southwest corner view showing Phase 7 curtainwall and structural framing for dome panels in progress.
  • July 2, 2014
    Washroom tile in progress.
  • July 2, 2014
    Penthouse roofing membrane prior to green roof installation.
  • June 10, 2014
    Perimeter radiant heating tubes in position on Level 4.
  • June 10, 2014
    Elevator rails and door mechanisms loaded in lobby area.
  • June 10, 2014
    Framing for Phase 13 curtainwall sections to enclose lobby space in progress.
  • June 10, 2014
    Level 5 partition framing in progress.
  • May 29, 2014
    View from the roof top northward. Mechanical penthouse structural steel in progress.
  • May 29, 2014
    Phase 5 curtainwall installation in progress on east wall.
  • May 20, 2014
    Mechanical penthouse structural steel framework installation in progress.
  • May 20, 2014
    Concrete pedestal bases for window washing davit equipment at roof level.
  • May 20, 2014
    I found a big spider in the lobby. He's helping out with ductwork / sprinkler installations.
  • May 20, 2014
    Waterproofing membrane application to main entry plaza in progress.
  • May 13, 2014
    Crane hoisting unitized curtainwall panel to Yonge Street façade.
  • May 13, 2014
    Panel being placed on the Yonge Street façade.
  • May 13, 2014
    Completing final panels for Phase 4 curtainwall scheduled for May 14. Panel being lifted on the Yonge Street façade.
  • May 13, 2014
    Lifting a unitized curtainwall panel from Gould Street onto the building.
  • May 6, 2014
    The final major concrete pour on the structure was completed with the Level 9 roof slab. Photo credits to WSP Canada
  • May 6, 2014
    The next phase of curtainwall installation has begun. Photo credits to WSP Canada
  • April 24, 2014
    Curtainwall on the SLC. Photo credit to WSP Canada.
  • April 24, 2014
    Curtainwall on the SLC. Photo credit to WSP Canada.
  • April 24, 2014
    Curtainwall on the SLC. Photo credit to WSP Canada.
  • April 24, 2014
    Curtainwall on the SLC. Photo credit to WSP Canada.
  • April 10, 2014
    Curtainwall progress.
  • April 10, 2014
    Curtainwall progress.
  • April 10, 2014
    Curtainwall progress.
  • March 31, 2014
    Phase 2 curtainwall has begun!
  • March 31, 2014
    Level 8 concrete pour.
  • March 31, 2014
    Glass panels Loaded on Level 3.
  • March 31, 2014
    General overview showing removal of reshores below Level 5.
  • March 20, 2014`
    Inside the SLC! Photo Credits to Norm Betts.
  • March 17, 2014
    Curtainwall installation on the bridge.
  • March 17, 2014
    Curtainwall installation on the bridge.
  • March 11, 2014
    View nw on Level 7 to elevator core wall rising to underside of Level 8. Note Level 8 slab formwork in progress west of the core walls.
  • March 11, 2014
    View east from Level 3 over atrium stair and bridge. Level 2 bridge slab has been poured and preparations for Level 3 bridge slab in progress.
  • March 11, 2014
    View northeast from Yonge Street. Note re-shoring removal at lower levels of southwest corner of the building. Man and material hoist installation in progress.
  • March 11, 2014
    View to southwest reinforcing steel installation in progress for final Level 7 slab section.
  • February 19, 2014
    View north through Level 1 lobby to north elevator core.
  • February 19, 2014
    View east up atrium stair from Level 1 lobby.
  • February 19, 2014
    View east to café zone.
  • February 19, 2014
    Man and material hoist fabrication underway.
  • February 19, 2014
    Level 7 slab formwork in progress. View southwest.
  • February 19,2014
    Level 7 slab formwork in progress. View northeast.
  • February 19, 2014
    Atrium bridge fabrication continues.
  • February 3, 2014 - SLC progress
  • February 3, 2014 - SLC progress
  • February 3, 2014 - SLC Progress
  • January 23, 2014 - Curtainwall panel installation in progress
  • January 16, 2014 - Special structural connection linking sloped columns at the southwest corner of Level 6. Note the sloped steel I-beam with shear studs on all sides to be embedded in the column section. This is a very unusual condition specifically designed to address the structural conditions that will occur at this node.
  • January 16, 2014 - Spaghetti junction! Electrical condduit and piping sleeves in the Level 6 core area.
  • January 16, 2014 - Core area slab pour on Level 6. This is the first slab pour section on this level.
  • January 16, 2014 - Clearing out the ground floor lobby! Shoring in process of removal
  • December 11, 2013 - Level 5 north core formwork in progress.
  • December 11, 2013 - View from southwest to northeast building corner. Level 6 cascading formwork in progress,
  • December 11, 2013 - View south along west side at Level 5.
  • November 25, 2013 - Student Learning Centre under construction
  • May 14, 2013 Slab on grade Section 2 is poured.
  • November 2010 - Demolition
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