Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:10 PM (approximated travel time included)
Ryerson University occupies one of the densest and fastest growing neighbourhoods in Toronto, and the university is growing too. Enrollment has increased almost 50%, and innovative new courses and programs are putting tremendous pressure on the campus and its facilities. Explosive development has also constrained the University’s opportunities to expand.
The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex responds to these challenges by proposing a new typology for the university: a vertical campus that celebrates density, urbanity, and a radical mix of uses as key characteristics of 21st century learning. Formally, the project adapts the podium-tower model, connecting city and academy by offering new routes into and through the building and putting learning on display. The Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Nutrition, and Occupational and Public Health share space with technology-rich classrooms, labs, administration, and a 330-bed residence.
The project targets LEED Gold certification and sets a new standard for sustainable development for Ryerson and for Toronto. The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will be a 24-hour living and learning community that creates new connections between city, campus, and student and that offers a new approach to urban hyper-density.