Yonge Street has always been a busy place: this main thouroughfare that divides East from West also plays host to the city's busiest subway line, Yonge Dundas Square, The Financial District and a whole host of other densely packed areas. Putting up a building in one of the tightly packed spots along this stretch is no easy task. Possibly the most striking building currently under construction in Toronto is the Snøhetta-designed Ryerson Student Learning Centre on the northeast corner of Yonge and Gould. This new state-of-the-art institutional building has just reached ground level on its way towards its final 8-storey height.

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Under Construction, Image by androiduk

Last week Ryerson released a video detailing exactly what's been going on with its new landmark building, going into detail on things like Vibration Monitors as well as the building's unique cladding. It's perfect UrbanToronto geekery, and we think you'll enjoy it. Check it out below!

When complete late next year, the 8 levels will house modern, open-concept study and work spaces for students spread across the roughly 155,464 square feet including student support services and a new digital media zone. The building will also return a bit of the retail lost when Sam The Record Man left by adding nearly 16,000 square feet of retail at street level as well as below grade. Ryerson has also reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable architecture by aiming for a LEED certification of Silver by implementing things like a green roof, which will take up roughly 50% of the top of the sturcture. Below, the eventual building seen from a southwest vantage point.

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Rendering, Image courtesy of Ryerson University

Check back for more updates soon as this building rises over Yonge. In the meantime, see our dataBase listing below for more info of join the discussion in our Forum.

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