They are closing the parking lot today. Cars are still there but fences have been dropped off, restricting access to a single entrance, and the parking meter has been removed. I bet they close it fully tonight.
Fantastic to see this lot go. Church Street is slowly starting to heal itself.
Eastern version of Bay Street would be a big improvement over what is here today if you ask me!Sadly, the street is still defaced by a surprising number of them, however a lot of them thankfully have active proposals. Let's just hope Church doesn't turn into an eastern version of Bay Street.
Ryerson seems to like building interesting structures, even when they are basic in form they tend to add interesting lighting features etc. Also I think ryerson and the village keep church street a lot more pedestrian oriented. Bay isn't really the most walkable.
There is also a fair bit of coherence in the design approach among a lot of the new buildings, with strong geometric elements and prominent use of glass exteriors with bright white or light blue in the palette. In many ways, Ryerson seems to be constructing a campus that fits together in a modern sense as well as the older sections of UofT does for a much earlier architectural era.Ryerson seems to like building interesting structures, even when they are basic in form they tend to add interesting lighting features etc.