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 28, 2014
With the installation of the curtainwall reaching completion, preparations are being made for the dismantling and removal of the tower crane. This milestone is important since it marks a turning point in the construction process. With the tower crane removed, the majority of the work will be dedicated to the interior spaces.Interior work continues to progress with the metal stud partitioning and drywalling almost completed on all floors. The application of a special sound insulation spray finish has begun on the underside of the concrete ceilings. Tiling for washrooms on all floors is nearing completion to be followed by the installation of washroom fixtures.
The installation of the elevator rails is ongoing on all five elevator shafts.
Cabling for electrical and data services continues concurrently with mechanical and plumbing line installations.
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.
Preparation of the north wall to receive the insulated metal panels is almost complete. The insulated metal panels are scheduled for installation in September.
The installation of the precast concrete seating along the front entry ramp has begun. This seating also includes a special chamber for the Ryerson SLC time capsule.
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