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RTS to get new home(s)

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By Jake Scott

The Ryerson Theatre School (RTS) will be temporarily split into multiple locations, according to Ryerson President Sheldon Levy.

“One of [the strategies] is to use the lower level of the Student Learning Centre (SLC) and the other one is to find space off campus … We’re close to that and that will be interim as we begin to work on the longer-term solution,” Levy said. “We’re looking at a number of sites, but one that looks promising is the Atrium.”

The Working Group, which is in charge of the spacial search, will be meeting March 12 to discuss how the lower level of the SLC will be broken up, said Peter Flem- ing, productions and operations manager at the RTS.

“We first have to finalize what the room layouts are going to be and what functions will go over in the SLC and then what functions [that] won’t go there will have to go somewhere else,” said Fleming.

RTS will also occupy places around campus. The contracting company that built the SLC, EllisDon, will be adding an architectural theatre consultant to their team to help the transition.

“The only downside is being splintered into different areas … until we get a new home that brings us all back together again,” Fleming said.

RTS aims to move out of their current building after the 2016 academic year.

With files from Keith Capstick.

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