With big windows, natural light, and the soft buzz of conversation, the eighth floor is a great space for students to study and collaborate with others. Known as The Sky, this floor offers a great panoramic view of the city and lots of natural light.
The Sky has both individual study space and a Collaborative Study Space where students can come to connect and work with their peers!
There are lots of seating options and spaces at The Sky. They include individual study carrels, casual cafe-style seating, lounge chairs with attached desks, and Collaborative and Group Work Rooms (CGWRs) for students to use.
“This is a relaxing environment for me because I don’t have to worry about making noise,” said Luke, a business management student. “You can just sit on the chairs and relax.”
The Collaborative Study Space was named the Sarabjit S. Marwah Learning Exchange, as part of Ryerson’s Make Your Mark Campaign. Marwah is known for being the first member of a visible minority group to hold a senior position in corporate Canada! The CGWRs on this floor were names by his colleagues who donated money to Ryerson on his behalf.
Since this floor is dedicated to collaborative study space, there are many CGWRs available here. Each room is equipped with a whiteboard, table and chairs, and an LCD screen to make learning easier for students. They can be booked out through the Ryerson University Library here.
The architecture of the SLC shines brightly on this floor. If you look up at the ceiling, you’ll see the different sized lights on this floor that represent the clouds!
“This is the most open concept floor where I can have the best view of the city,” said Vivian, a hospitality and tourism management student. “With the theme of the sky, it really inspires me to create ideas.”
The windows on the eighth floor have a unique frit pattern. It serves many purposes that make it so awesome! More than just a pretty pattern, it is a creative experience. The shapes of the frit pattern frame the city and display our beautiful Toronto views as little works of art. They also reflect solar glare, boost overall energy efficiency of the building, and mitigate bird strikes.
A staple on Yonge Street, the SLC is known for its award-winning glass exterior, views of the city, and for providing Ryerson students with extra study space. The building was designed by globally renowned Norweigen architectural firm, Snøhetta and Ziedler Partnership Architect, an established Canadian corporation.
Visiting The Sky is always a positive experience. This floor is packed with eager students ready to learn and laugh, and it’s radiant atmosphere makes it a welcoming space for all.
Next time you want to study with a view, come stop by this wonderful floor!
- Snacks and coffee machines are located here
- The Sky has a charging stations for students who need to charge their devices