Can any stats geeks--and I use that term respectfully--confirm my hunch that this will be the tallest university building in Toronto? I can't think of anything coming close to this except for Robarts and maybe one of the Ry dorm buildings on Gerrard.
It'll be the tallest in the province, if not the country. 112 metres is way taller than anything else at U of T or Ryerson.. Though the other residence building Ryerson is building on Jarvis will be pretty tall too.
The only other university with something close in Ontario would be Carleton.. and that is still way shorter.
Also, Ryerson has no dorm buildings on Gerrard. Its current tallest res building (out of the 3 that exist) is Pitman Hall, which is on Mutual, and even then its only 14 floors.
May 20, 2016: Excavation and shoring work continues on the site, with 85% of the soil removal completed — that’s more than 32,000 cubic metres of soil to date! All this work means the crews have excavated down to the 3rd basement level (of four), approximately 11 meters of an eventual depth of 14m below grade. Along the way, crews have encountered enormous boulders typical of this area. Nonetheless, the project remains on schedule.
The excavated site is now too deep for a direct ramp to the bottom for the large equipment, so construction will continue on an elevated platform near the bottom, from which all equipment is then lowered onto the site by a mobile crane until the tower crane is erected (in July).
Meanwhile, the site hoarding will be installed this month, which will mean one southbound lane on Church Street is affected. The laneway behind the site (to the west) will also be closed off, though access is still available for St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and the Bond Street loading docks. The team continues to work collaboratively with site neighbours, managing vibration and other impacts to minimize disruption.