Construction workers on Gould Street, dealing with a water main break.

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SCC closed after pipe burst

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By Farnia Fekri and Annie Arnone

The Student Campus Centre (SCC) and Oakham buildings closed on Friday morning after a city watermain break.

Construction workers have closed off Gould Street from car access while they deal with the issue in front of South and East Kerr Hall. Though there has been no actual pipe burst reported in the SCC or Oakham, the manager of maintenance and operations at Campus Facilities + Sustainability, Dan Neri, said the building is closed for safety reasons. The water main break, he said, stops the access of water to the sprinklers in the building.

There is no card access into the buildings, which house the Ryerson Students’ Union and its equity centres, RSU student group offices, the office of the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson, The Eyeopener, the Oakham Cafe, the Ram in the Rye, the Used Book Room, Copyrite, several offices for SCC management and multi-faith prayer rooms.

Jennifer Stacey, the general manager of the SCC, said the buildings will remain closed while the city determines and deals with the pipe damage. The Ram in the Rye tweeted that they expect to be fully operational by tomorrow.

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