One of the most highly anticipated developments among UrbanToronto's forum members is the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, a dazzling 150,000 square foot educational building designed by the Oslo and New York-based Snøhetta Design and Toronto's own Zeidler Partnership Architects. The project is well under construction and forum member MafaldaBoy recently shared some stunning photos of the progress to date.

Image courtesy of MafaldaBoy

Currently formwork has reached the seventh of a total of eight storeys. Even though it is many months from completion, the project is already one of the most intriguing and visually satisfying structures on Yonge Street.

Image courtesy of MafaldaBoy

More of the building's definitive translucent glass skin has begun to appear. The irregularly shaped panes of glass help to emphasize the unusual shape of the building. 

Image courtesy of MafaldaBoy

Additionally, passers-by are getting their first clear look at the building's entrance. The wide steps are intended to be a place where students can linger, gather and socialize. Looking a little closer, one can also catch a glimpse of the soaring interior lobby space, which has so far only been experienced via preliminary renderings.

Image courtesy of MafaldaBoy

Though it is still too early to tell just how true to the renderings the project will ultimately be, it appears that this building will indeed be a jewel in Ryerson University's—and Toronto's—architectural crown.

Rendering courtesy of Ryerson University

Stay tuned with UrbanToronto for the latest photos and news! For more information and renderings of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, click on our dataBase link below. Want to talk about the project? Click on the forum thread link, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

Rami Kozman is a commercial real estate lawyer in Toronto and can be found on Twitter at twitter.com/ramikozman.

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