Ryerson cools it on hot food in library

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Ryerson cites leftover garbage and strong odours as reasons for their decision to ban hot food in the library.  (Emma Jarratt/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson library staff and security are enforcing a new food policy prohibiting students from consuming hot food while in the library.

Library officials say the reason for the policy change is due to students leaving leftover food on study tables and not throwing away garbage, causing odours and an uncomfortable work environment.

Students are still allowed to eat food in the library, including fruit, granola bars and cold sandwiches.

Drinks in spill-proof cups or screw-top bottles are also allowed.

To keep spaces clean, officials ask that students discard any garbage and recycling rather than leaving waste in the library.

Students who are in violation of the policy may be asked to discard the food, store it in a bag or leave the library.

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