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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.

Status

Now Open 

What’s Happening

January 28, 2015

The majority of the exterior work is nearing completion. The installation of the blue panels under the plaza soffit is approximately 98% complete. The soffit under the O’Keefe Lane bridge is now completed leaving only the loading dock railings to be installed.

The store front framing and glazing along Yonge Street has been completed. A promotional graphic screening has been applied to the glass to animate the retail frontage. With the installation of the store front glass doors, the temporary fencing system along Yonge Street was permanently removed allowing full pedestrian access to the sidewalk.

Interior finishing work is nearing completion on most floors. The mechanical and electrical systems are completely functional and now are going through the commissioning phase ready for turnover to Ryerson. The remaining building systems will be tested and commissioned throughout the month of January/ early February. Training for Ryerson Campus Facilities & Sustainability staff has been ongoing concurrently with the commissioning of various building systems as they come on line.

Furniture has started arriving on site since the first week of December with about 60% already installed. Most of this furniture is now connected to power and data communications. The majority of the remaining furniture consisting of some loose elements and seating will be delivered in early February.

Work in the main lobby continues to progress on the wood bleacher seating and main stair to the atrium bridge. The construction of the Starbucks cafe has begun and is scheduled for completion in mid-February.

An application for occupancy has been made to the City’s Building Inspections Department with a currently anticipated release in early February to achieve the targeted soft opening of the building for February 23, 2015

In late 2014 Ryerson submitted a re-zoning application dealing with the retail area in the SLC.  The re-zoning is to permit Ryerson use of the below grade area, creation of a mezzanine above the lower level for Ryerson’s use plus a small Ryerson entrance at the south end of the at grade space.  The zoning amendment would require only one retailer, instead of two, to occupy the remaining ground level retail space which is attractive now that it is sized at about 2,600 sf.

A public consultation meeting was held on January 20 with few people in attendance. The item is scheduled to be on the City of Toronto’s Community Council meeting agenda for February 18.  If it is approved, it will likely proceed to the next Council meeting for final City approval.

View the progress of the SLC here!

 

 

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February 11, 2015
Welcome to the SLC!
February 11, 2015
Level 8 Windows
February 11, 2015
Level 6 Casual Seating
January 15, 2015
SLC Retail Space Viewed from Yonge & Elm
Rendering of the Student Learning Centre
January 7, 2015
Level 5 Big Seminar Room
February 9, 2015
Level 4 Study and Seminar Area
January 7, 2015
Colourful Stairwell Between Levels 6 and 7
February 9, 2015
Level 2 Digital Media Experience Suite
February 9, 2015
Level 6 Casual Study Area
February 9, 2015
Level 7 Work Stations
February 9, 2015
Level 5 Study Area
January 7, 2015
Lobby Atrium Viewed from Level 3
January 7, 2015
Prepping for Cables on Level 4
December 23, 2014
Plaza entry progressing well with blue dome soffit installation.
December 8, 2014
Furniture installation in progress on Level 6.
December 8, 2014
Furniture systems installation in progress on Level 7.
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.
October 29, 2014
First glimpse of the lights on the new Student Learning Centre! Picture taken by Rachel B.
September 29, 2014
Retail storefront in progress with precast coping installation in progress.
October 2, 2014
Clearing debris from south section of Level 8.
September 29, 2014
North wall metal panel installation in progress.
October 2, 2014
Level 4 we call the "Garden" is Spring time green!
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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