|EllisDon to Build Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
November 30, 2011
EllisDon was recently chosen by Ryerson University as the Construction Manager to build the University’s new Student Learning Centre in downtown Toronto. The eight-storey, 155,462-square-foot building will be located at the corner of Yonge and Gould Street.
Sheldon Levy, President of Ryerson University says, “The Student Learning Centre will be a truly transformative space where our students can collaborate, create and innovate. We’re delighted to partner with EllisDon, one of Canada’s leading construction firms, to build this centre. They were chosen because of their extensive building experience in the education sector, the quality of their team and the commitment that they have shown to Ryerson on this complex project.”
A rendering of the new Student Learning Centre at Ryerson University
The building will provide students with an area for individual as well as group study. The interior of the building will have an elevated plaza and a bridge that connects to the existing Library and academic study and collaborative spaces. The ground floor will also feature commercial retail space facing onto Yonge Street.
“We are excited to be starting a new relationship with a cutting-edge educational institute such as Ryerson University. The new Student Learning Centre will not only be the gateway to the school but an architectural landmark for downtown Toronto,” said Brune Antidormi, Senior Vice President of EllisDon.
International architectural team Zeidler Partnership in Architects of Toronto, Canada and Snohetta of Oslo, Norway, designed the building and unveiled the renderings to the Ryerson community in April 2011.
“With the investment of $45 million from the province, and the talent and expertise of our partners EliisDon and our fine team of architects, this building will make a bold statement on Yonge Street and help to rejuvenate the heart of this city,” noted Julia Hanigsberg, Vice-President of Administration and Finance at Ryerson University.
EllisDon is expected to break ground on the $112 million project early next year with construction expected for completion by winter 2014.