Students entering Ryerson’s Faculty of Community Services in 2018 will find themselves studying and learning in a brand-new building. Located on Church, just north of Dundas, the Perkins+Will–designed structure will involve an eight-storey podium with a tower to the north.
The podium will be home to four programs—the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health, the Midwifery Education Program, and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing—from the Faculty of Community Services. The tower will feature 250 residence beds for Ryerson students.
Students will also be able to make use of 10 state-of-the art clinical experience suites, teaching and research space, and an area decked out with high-tech offerings such as 3D printers, robotic arms, and a laser cutter.
They’ll also find labs and suites intended to simulate the environment nurses will encounter when they enter the workforce.
The 166,000-square-foot building is designed to be environmentally friendly—it will be LEED Silver and have a green roof and spaces for more than 250 bicycles.
Construction of the building is scheduled to begin in fall 2015.