Ted Rogers School of Management Building
Undergoing dramatic growth and development, Canada’s largest undergraduate management school is now housed in a 20,300-square-metre location on Bay Street., which houses Ryerson’s MBA programs, all four Bachelor of Commerce programs and 12 management research Centres, Institutes and Facilities. Located in the heart of Toronto’s business community, the Ted Rogers School of Management building is a joint venture between Ryerson University and The Cadillac Fairview Corporation. Designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Queen’s Quay Architects International, the Ted Rogers School of Management occupies the top three floors of the nine-floor building which also contains retail and parking areas. “Our state-of-the-art quarters on Toronto’s Bay Street have given us a doorway to the nation’s financial capital and the hub of corporate Canada, ensuring that our programs continue to be relevant and respond quickly and effectively to the dynamic and complex global economy,” says Dr. Ken Jones, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management. Recognized for producing career-ready graduates and offering one-of-a-kind programs, the Ted Rogers School of Management has launched MBA programs and upgraded its facilities as part of a remarkable growth strategy. This growth complements Ryerson University’s vision for a revitalized campus where students thrive in the environment of a diverse, urban campus that is linked to a vast and vibrant city.
Ted Rogers School of Management Building Quick Facts:
- The Ted Rogers School of Management building is a joint venture between Ryerson University and The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited.
- Located at 55 Dundas Street West at Bay Street, Ryerson’s portion of the building is three floors and 20,300-square-metres. In addition to Ryerson’s three top levels, Cadillac Fairview owns two retail floors, one located in the lower level and the other is at street level. This is followed by three floors of parking.
- Access to Ryerson’s upper floors is gained through a street level atrium entrance with an escalator, stairs and elevators. The distance from the street entrance glassed atrium to the ceiling of Ryerson’s first level is approximately 20-metres.
- A special feature of the space is a central, open air 1,115-square-metre courtyard located in the middle of the first level of Ryerson’s three floors. The courtyard can be viewed from all of Ryerson’s floors via floor to ceiling glass walls that surround it and extend from the first level to the third level. This open air courtyard allows for natural light to flood all three floors of Ryerson’s portion of the building. The courtyard is made of all natural materials, a mix of stone, rock and plant life including the stone benches for seating on the courtyard patio.
- Exterior classrooms and faculty offices overlook Toronto’s dynamic downtown core of Dundas and Bay Streets, in contrast to the interior open air courtyard.
- There is easy access to public transportation. The structure is linked to the Eaton Centre (adjacent Dundas Street subway station).
- The design represents the diverse management programs offered at Ryerson and the various teaching styles and technology needed to provide a rigorous, relevant and innovative learning environment. Features include: a 500-seat auditorium; 200- and 135-seat classrooms; tiered classrooms and case rooms; flexible classrooms; research labs and advanced technological computer labs. Interactive space for staff and students include 100-and 50-seat workrooms; breakout rooms; student commons; study spaces situated on all three floors surrounding the centre courtyard and student club/association offices.
- Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the building is one of the few properties in Toronto using the energy efficient Enwave steam and deep lake water cooling system. In the winter, the building is part of a district steam energy system and in the warmer months, water from Lake Ontario is used to cool the building. This alternative heating and cooling system significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption.