Construction on the Ryerson University's Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC) at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets has been underway since early June, and a lot of progress has been made on the building's foundation. The Zeidler Partnership and Snohetta-desoigned building will be eight storeys in height when it is finished in the winter of 2014.

Site of the SLC in September:

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Zeidler/SnohettaRyerson Student Learning Centre, image by Jack Landau

There has been some controversy recently as to the future of the iconic Sam the Record Man sign that used to adorn the building on the site of the new Ryerson SLC. When Ryerson purchased the land, it entered into an agreement with the City of Toronto that required it to remount the Sam's sign on the new building or on an adjacent building. Ryerson currently has the sign in storage, but the school has yet to indicate where it will remount the sign.

SCL construction as of mid-November:

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Zeidler/SnohettaRyerson Student Learning Centre, image by Red Mars

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Zeidler/SnohettaRyerson Student Learning Centre, image by Red Mars

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Zeidler/SnohettaRyerson Student Learning Centre, image by Jack Landau

Below is a rendering of how the SLC will look when finished:

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Zeidler/SnohettaRyerson Student Learning Centre, image by Ryerson/Zeidler/Snohetta

The construction of Ryerson's SLC joins a number of other Ryerson development projects, such as the recently opened Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens, the Ryerson Image Centre and the Ryerson Residence at 186-188 Jarvis, which is currently in the planning stage.