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.
July 9, 2014
The focus of recent activity has been on the enclosure of the building. The installation of the exterior curtainwall is on schedule with over 75% of the panels now in place. The north wall will be cladded with insulated metal panels with a fritted pattern to match the glass curtain wall on the west wall. Waterproofing is in progress in numerous areas.
The roof top mechanical penthouse is now assembled with most of the mechanical equipment in place and the related piping and ductwork infrastructure is moving ahead rapidly.
Interior work continues to progress with the ongoing installation of metal stud partitions and drop ceilings. Sound insulation and drywalling has begun on some of the built out space. Tiling for washrooms on the lower floors is ongoing.
Cabling for electrical and data services continues concurrently with mechanical and plumbing line installations.
Photo credit to WSP Canada.
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) and Library admin area: 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