Experience Profile: Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre

Another landmark building for Ryerson University sets the tone for architectural design in Toronto’s downtown core.

The project involved the design and construction of a new Student Learning Centre at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, in Toronto. The building encompasses approximately 14,700 m2 of gross area, with ten above-grade storeys and one below-grade level.

The ground floor and below-grade levels incorporate retail occupancies, while remaining storeys feature student study and media-focused spaces, exhibition spaces, a music room, multipurpose rooms, seminar rooms and other ancillary spaces. A link is provided to the existing Ryerson University Library Building, and to the TTC Dundas subway station (below grade).

LRI was involved as a sub-consultant to the Project Architect, and provided a comprehensive array of fire protection and life safety consulting services. These services included Building Code approach development, plans review, preparation of reports, development of Alternative Solutions, and consultation with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

LRI developed an approach for application of the Code, to form the basis for the design of the facility and its fire protection systems. It was important to establish this approach to assist the Design Team and the Authority in applying the applicable regulations, in a consistent manner, for this landmark project.

Zeidler Partnership Architects

Ryerson University – Toronto, Ontario

Services Provided
Building Code Review
Fire Code Review
Plans Review
Alternative Solutions
Consultation with AHJ

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