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.
February 28, 2015
Occupancy of the Student Learning Centre was granted by the City of Toronto on February 18, 2015. The building was officially turned over from the Contractor to Ryerson University on February 20, 2015. The Student Learning Centre was officially opened to public access at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015.
Interior finishing work has been completed with minor construction deficiencies currently being addressed. A few remaining building systems will be tested and commissioned (with the exception of the building’s air conditioning systems equipment) over the next few weeks as we continue the process of operating transition. Once seasonal conditions permit, air conditioning systems will be energized and finally commissioned. Training for Campus Facilities & Sustainability operating staff will also continue during this transition process and will cover the building’s integrated automation systems that manage various system controls and energy utilization.
Furniture installation is approaching final completion with only the custom-built seating for the DMZ Launch Zone and some casual seating products remaining on various floors.
The construction of the Starbucks cafe has been completed and the new store officially opened for business on February 25, 2015.
Final details are being assembled to take the necessary steps for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification as originally envisioned for the building.
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