Campus Core Revitalization update: Nelson Mandela Walk re-opens to pedestrians
We are excited to inform the Ryerson community that the Campus Core Revitalization Project has successfully completed the key infrastructure upgrades along Nelson Mandela Walk and will soon be completing upgrades along Gould Street.
Some fencing taken down, some remains
The fencing at the north end of Nelson Mandela Walk has been taken down and pedestrians can now access the main entrance into the Library and both the upper and lower terraces of the Podium. The fencing will remain in place just south of the Library entrance. The accessible entrance remains available via Gould Street.
The underground infrastructure work and concrete underlay for the paving stones is complete along Gould Street and the installation of the paving stones is well underway. For public safety, the fencing will remain along Gould Street until the paving stones are in place and construction materials are cleared.
What’s been accomplished so far?
Over the past several months, the team has worked diligently to meet our infrastructure goals within very complex parameters and challenging site conditions. They set in place infrastructure for some of the key project initiatives:
Over the next few weeks, pedestrians will see tents erected on Gould Street to finish the temperature-sensitive paving. When the paving along Gould Street is complete, the street will re-open to east-west pedestrian traffic.
Plantings, furniture delivery and electrical work for upgraded lighting fixtures will take place in the spring. The older sections of paving stones where walkways were maintained during construction will also be replaced with new pavers to match the CCR enhancements when the winter weather gives way to patio season.
Stay tuned for more information about next steps which we’ll communicate with you on our website and by email.
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