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Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex exterior rendering

Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex is a mixed-used development. This multifunctional hub will house innovative academic space, administrative offices, student accommodations and more. Designed to be a welcoming and inclusive home for living and learning, this development includes a residential tower and an academic and administrative podium.

Serving as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex is a catalyst for innovation and excellence for sustainable building practices and city-building. The building features a holistic approach to health and wellness, fulfilling the goal of creating connections for a healthy city.

Role Provider
Architect and LEED consultant external,Perkins + Will Canada
Construction manager external,Eastern Construction Company Ltd.
Accessibility (AODA) consultant external,Accessibility Advantage
Civil and transportation external,MMM Group
Commissioning agents external,MMM Group and external,CES Engineering
Electrical external,Crossey Engineering Ltd.
Environmental and geotechnical consultant external,SPL Consultants Ltd.
Furniture and equipment procurement external,EPA Ltd.
IT, AV and security external,Mulvey & Banani International Inc.
Land surveyor external,Speight Van Nostrand
Landscape external,dtah
Legal external,McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Lifecycle cost consultant external,Turner and Townsend cm2r Inc.
Mechanical external,MCW Consultants Ltd.
Municipal planning consultant external,Gladki Planning Associates
Structural external,WSP Canada Inc.
Work planning, process and scheduling external,Stantec Consultants

Gross floor area: 30,900 m2 (332,604 square feet)

Building height: 33 floors (29 above-ground, 4 below-ground)

Academic, classroom and program space: 8 floors, 16,145 m2 (173,783 square feet)

Residence space: 18 floors, 11,376 m2 (122,450 square feet), 100 units

Residence capacity: 332 students

Functional programming:

  • Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

  • Midwifery Education

  • School of Nutrition

  • School of Occupational and Public Health

  • Fabrication Zone Space

  • Food Services

  • Classrooms

  • Green roofs

Parking:

  • 155 below-grade spots, including electric charging stations

  • 184 bicycle spots

The Vision Statement and Guiding Principles guide and inform the design process, ensuring that decision-making reflects key aspirations of the entire Ryerson community.

Vision statement

Creating connections for a healthy city.

  • Identity: A hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, celebrating a holistic approach to health and wellness.

  • Experience: A welcoming and inclusive home for new communities of living and learning.

  • Legacy: A catalyst for innovation and excellence, transforming education and the city.

Guiding principles

  • Inclusivity: At the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, accessibility will be seamless, beautiful and inclusive.
  • Student experience: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will foster the development of students and residents as responsible, caring and professional global citizens.
  • Sustainability: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will be a living lab, teaching through interaction and celebrating the connections between sustainability and health.
  • Pedagogy: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will promote collaborative, transformative learning experiences, accommodating the full range of future pedagogical models.
  • Civic identity: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will be a building that cares for its neighbourhood, its community and its city.
  • Public realm: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will bring animation, activity, and safety to the street and will extend an exciting public realm throughout the building.
  • Flexibility: Each space at the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will accommodate multiple uses and the building will accommodate multiple futures.
  • Collaboration: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will be built around a network of shared public spaces that offer frequent, varied opportunities for interaction and collaboration.
  • Innovation: The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will embody Ryerson’s culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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