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York University: Student Centre  
4700 Keele Street, Toronto
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York University: Student Centre | 24m | 4s | York University | Cannon Design

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    Came across this as well when I was passing through York on Wednesday.

    4700 KEELE ST
    Ward 08 - North York District

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    Revised description: To permit an 10,725.08 square metres 4-storey Student Centre located at the north-west corner of Pond Road and Sentinel Road. March 30, 2016 SF. To permit an 11,710m2, 4-storey Student Centre located at the north-west corner of Pond Road and Sentinel Road.
    Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
    Applications:
    Type Number Date Submitted Status
    Site Plan Approval 15 169318 NNY 08 SA Jun 5, 2015 NOAC Issued Jun 1, 2016
    OPA & Rezoning 15 107421 NNY 08 OZ Jan 22, 2015 Ready for Issuance
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    Renderings:
    Screenshot 2016-07-16 14.09.49. Screenshot 2016-07-16 14.10.03. Screenshot 2016-07-16 14.09.21. Screenshot 2016-07-16 14.10.44.

    Site Plan:
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    From Excalibur: http://www.excal.on.ca/construction-student-centre-deadline/

    Construction of the new Student Centre set to begin in October


    Kanchi Uttamchandani | Assistant News Editor

    York students will finally get to see the fruits of their 2013 referendum vote to build a new student centre, with construction expected to commence in October and opening slated for spring 2018.

    At subsequent annual general meetings of YFS, York University Graduate Students’ Association and York University Student Centre, or YUSC, students articulated their demands for more student space and directed YUSC to explore options to help alleviate this problem, according to Siva Vimalachandran, director of projects and organizational development of the Student Centre.

    A referendum to approve student levies for the construction of a student-run and -operated space was held in 2013.

    “The referendum secured the highest voter turnout in the history of Canadian post-secondary institutions,” says Vimalachandran. “With nearly 10,000 votes and approximately 90 per cent of students voting in favour, the new Student Centre levy is $3.60 per credit to fund the construction, operation and maintenance of the building.”

    The design of the new Student Centre involved extensive community consultations, with over 11,000 individual student design surveys and 12,000 individual time capsule messages collected over the past two years, along with several club endorsements and surveys, according to Vimalachandran.

    “We take pride in our stakeholder engagement strategy to make sure that we are keeping individual students and student groups updated on the project every year,” he says.

    CannonDesign is the architectural firm in charge of designing the 150,000-square-foot space that will house the new Student Centre.

    “CannonDesign is thrilled to be partnering with York University on this dynamic student centre that will enrich the campus,” said Safdar Abidi,

    CannonDesign’s education practice leader for Ontario and Eastern Canada.

    The new Student Centre will feature bicycle parking, showers, green roofs, gender-neutral washrooms, external lighting and landscaping to promote principles of community safety, accessibility and environmental sustainability.

    Meeting rooms, group study areas, recreational spaces, club offices, administrative support offices, commercial spaces and multi-faith prayer rooms are some of the other amenities that will be available.

    Previously, Student Centre Executive Director Scott Jarvis supervised the successful referendum and concurs with the general sentiment of need for greater student space.

    Vimalachandran emphasizes the new Student Centre is not only designed for functional purposes, but also to reflect diversity.

    “We acknowledge the presence of the building on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations who have and continue to call this territory home, including the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinabek Nation, the Huron-Wendat and the Metis Nation,” he says.

    Many prominent campus groups, including TBLGAY, USAY, YUBSA, ASAY and YUFA, among others, have endorsed the new Student Centre project.

    “Through meaningful consultation and active involvement, the student body has made clear its commitment to designing spaces that are iconic, safe, accessible, environmentally sustainable and innovative,” says Vimalachandran.

    The project has an estimated $72 million budget.
     
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    New renderings. Source
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    Looks sort of like Deerfield Hall at UTM.
     
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    Will the old student centre be torn down?
     
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    There is always a lot going on up at York. Do people think it is all coming together to make for an improved campus?
     
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    I had forgotten how ugly the buildings at York's main campus are. This average looking addition will improve the (York) average a tad.
     
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    I'm impressed with everything going on at York U these days. This project and the 2 new subway stations--plus whatever else they have brewing away-- will have a transformative effect on the university for generations to come.
     
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    Looks pretty promising.
     
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