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.
October 1, 2014
By early September the exterior man and material hoist (caged elevator) on the south side of the SLC was removed allowing a clear area for the ongoing plaza ramp work. The hoist removal was coordinated with the completion of the interior freight elevator which is now being used by the trades.The removal of the hoist also allowed for the completion of the curtain wall installation. All that remains to finish of the primary wall closure of the building envelope is the installation of the insulated metal panels on the north wall.
The store front framing along Yonge Street has been installed and the sidewalk adjacent to the retail spaces has been poured. This will allow the existing hoarding along Yonge Street to be removed near the middle of October.
The interior work of the SLC is very active. Partitioning and drywall installation is nearing completion. 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 concrete high ceilings is complete and continues for the lower ceilings in the rooms.
The second of three green roofs has been installed on the top of the atrium bridge link. Preparations for the remaining green roof over the retail entry are ongoing.
Work in the main lobby has progressed with the completion of the interior dome ceiling and the start of the framing for the bleacher seating. Preparations for the exterior domed ceiling have begun with the installation of the blue panels scheduled for completion in November.
The Student Learning Centre is now operating with permanent power. The temporary electrical power from the library was disconnected in early September.
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. (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