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Ryerson Student Learning Centre 
Yonge & Gould Streets, Toronto
Developer: Ryerson University

Ryerson Student Learning Centre | 51m | 8s | Ryerson University | Zeidler

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by Bogtrotter, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Bogtrotter

    Bogtrotter Senior Member

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    FYI- the demolition of Sam's is currently underway. The building will be rubble by the end of the day :(
     
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  2. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    Somebody get some pics. This is photo of the day material in my mind at least. Walking into this store back in the 70's was like walking into a art gallery for me. All this amazing artwork from floor to ceiling (literally in this store's case). And unlike paintings this artwork contained a major bonus - music!
     
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    Yes please! I'm sad and happy at the same time. It sat dormant for too long - get rid of it so they can start with construction.

    ps - Oh there's a thread for this already :)
     
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    what are they building in place of that whole section? Parking lot?
     
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  5. Bogtrotter

    Bogtrotter Senior Member

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    Ryerson bought the lot and will be extending the library- a student learning centre- to that site.
     
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  6. Observer Walt

    Observer Walt Senior Member

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    No I think it will be a bit more than a parking lot.

    I agree with Ed; anyone who grew up in or near Toronto during the 60s and 70s would have fantastic memories of this place. There's some sadness in seeing it go, although it actually "went" when Sam's finally closed the doors some time ago. By all means grab a picture someone, and we'll look forward to the badly needed new development to come.
     
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    I guess details on the proposed Ryerson Library / Student Learning Centre on this property can be found in the Ryerson: Master Plan thread ?
     
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  8. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    Yes you young folks don't understand how important this place once was. And not the building on the corner which came later after CDs were introduced but the one to the north of it. For anybody into music this was ground zero.
     
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    Yup, this was the single most important destination on Yonge Street. The Boxing Day Sale here was absolutely legendary.

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    You will have to watch the latest HULK movie to see the Sam's neon lightwheels sparkling down Yonge Street.
     
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    I wonder how the architects are treating this prime street frontage?
     
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  14. Solaris

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    thank you for the updates smuncky + androiduk ... this is certainly 'history in the making' (or dismantling)
     
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    Holy shitskabob. It's really gone.

    Yonge is dead. Long live the old (and influential).
     
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