Ryerson University has big things in store at their campus in downtown Toronto. Namely, a massive new student building that if approved, would be their biggest construction project to date. The new student building would tower above campus at 41 storeys tall and would officially classify as a skyscraper.
The university has submitted a proposal to build the student tower at 202 Jarvis Street, on the corner of Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East. The multi-purpose building would include lecture rooms, labs, retail offerings, and even student residences. According to Urban Toronto, the 202 Jarvis area is currently occupied by Ryerson-owned parking lot.
Urban Toronto reports that Ryerson's current plans for the building would 551 students to occupy living space in the building, allowing for more on-campus housing opportunities.
The first 11 storeys would be dedicated to classrooms and research space, specifically intended for the Faculty of Science. The building will also include three floors of bike storage, both above and below ground, with space for over 1,000 bikes.
Two other construction projects that are currently underway near Ryerson include University Square and the Pocket Garden. Once complete, students will have access to two rooftop patios on the fifth floor, plus even more space to study, relax and socialize between classes.
The proposal comes shortly after Ryerson University's newly-revealed plans to establish a Faculty of Law, which will start accepting applications in late 2019. The law school plans to be fully operational by spring 2020, despite having their funding request denied by the Ontario government.
As it stands, students at the law school will not be eligible to take out an OSAP loan. But Ryerson's law new school promises cheaper tuition costs compared to other law schools in Ontario.