York University Student Centre

  • Photo courtesy of York University 

15 Library Lane, North York, ON
6 Storeys
General Contractor: EllisDon Corp
Architect: Cannon Design
Pro-Bel services provided: Design, Engineer, Manufacture, Supply and Install


Inspired by the diverse student population of York University, the new student centre represents the institution’s commitment to their students’ well-being and success. The modern building houses facilities for studying, extracurricular activities and multi faith prayer. The design philosophy is influenced by the desire to ensure all students feel welcome, safe and engaged; thus the building features green roofs, high performance curtain walls and plenty of natural light.

Pro-Bel Technical Solution

We designed a davit system on the 6th floor roof to reach past the wooden fins on the northern and southern façades. Safety and tie back anchor systems on the 4th and 6th floor roofs provide access to the remaining façades. We also designed 4 horizontal lifeline systems around the skylights and to provide safe access to our davits installed close the edge of the student centre’s low parapet.


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