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Making Ryerson Yonge

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New Student Learning Centre Design

Ryerson publicly launched the designs for the new Student Learning Centre yesterday. Very exciting, and architecture writers have already chimed in. On the other hand, here’s part of a conversation overheard yesterday: “What’s a Learning Centre anyway?”… “It seems to … Continue reading

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A New SLC…A New Yonge Street Too??

An interesting article this week from the Eyeopener (a Ryerson student newspaper) discusses the future of Yonge Street, and the growing pressure to revitalize the street as a pedestrian-only zone to encourage retail investment.  Wait…wasn’t this concept tried in the … Continue reading

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Ryerson SLC site UNofficial architectural rendition

Here is an unofficial architectural rendition of Ryerson’s SLC site, taken from Downtown Yonge BIA’s development fact sheet. The formal architectural rendition, from Zeidler Partnership of Toronto in association with Snøhetta of Oslo, is expected soon. Notice, the Empress Hotel … Continue reading

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