VERY MUCH A DOWNTOWN UNIVERSITY, RYERSON IS PLANNING YET ANOTHER TOWER

<IMAGE – an aerial rendering showing the 202 Jarvis neighbourhood; City of TORONTO>

Over the past few years RYERSON UNIVERSITY has been building and rebuilding a number of architecturally significant additions to its downtown core campus.

The latest – and possibly last because of a land squeeze – will be a 41-storey tower designed by Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects & TORONTO’s Zeidler Partnership Architects. The address, if approved, will be 202 Jarvis Street.

PHOTO ABOVE by steveve – another of Ryerson University’s projects is the Centre for Urban Innovation, still under construction.

The Centre combines old and new structures fronting on residential McGill Street and Gerrard Street East. The designers – Moriyama and Teshima Architects.

<PHOTO ABOVE – the Ontario College of Pharmacy, 1887, once occupied the Innovation Centre site.  It was demolished. City of Toronto Archives>

PHOTO ABOVE was taken by Craig White in 2018. It’s an aerial view of the 27-storey Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex under construction on Church Street, north of Dundas.

Among its features – an 8th floor green roof, which will triple the Ryerson Urban Farm’s yield of vegetables; a much-needed student residence expected to be finished by March/2019, with accommodation for 332; podium levels dedicated to nursing, nutrition, midwifery, occupational and public health.

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