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Update: new Student Learning Centre is on schedule and on budget

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By Jake Scott

The Student Learning Centre is on schedule and on budget, according to Julia Hanigsberg, Ryerson’s vice-president administration and finance. The $112 million glass building at the corner of Yonge and Gould will be a dedicated student space of 155,000 square feet, eight storeys and will be completed sometime between late winter and early spring of 2015.

Since the SLC is a non-traditional academic building with no classrooms, the university is not tied down to a start-of-semester date and is looking to open it as soon as possible.

“It would break my heart if students graduating in June hadn’t had a chance to be in this building,” said Hanigsberg. “Students graduating in 2015 will be getting into [the SCC].”

Aside from student space, the SLC will also include a space for the Digital Media Zone, three green roofs and retail space on the ground floor. The street-level stores will occupy between 16,000 and 18,000 square-feet. The retailers that will occupy the space have yet to be determined.

 

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