Now open for anyone to visit is an exhibition in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in Ryerson University's Architecture Building on the school's next major building, the 28-storey Church Street Development, planned to replace a surface parking lot north of Dundas Street. The new facility, slated to open in 2018, will combine approximately 18,600 square metres of Academic, Student Life and Residence space under one roof, including the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational & Public Health and the Midwifery Education Program from the Faculty of Community Services.

Doors to the new Church Street Development at Ryerson University, TorontoDoors to the new Church Street Development at Ryerson University, image courtesy of Perkins + Will

At the opening of the 'Public Space Rules' exhibition we caught up with project lead architect Andrew Frontini of Perkins + Will who told us about the challenges of fitting so many program requirements into a tight space.

If you want to know more, Public Space Rules: Exploring Sustainable Hyper Density in the Church Street Development can be visited for free during normal school hours until April 10 in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in the lobby of the Ryerson University Architecture Building at 325 Church Street.

If you want to know more about the project in the meantime, check out our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to talk about it? You can join in on the conversation in the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.