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Photo by Maggie Macintosh

Utilities, Wi-Fi and trauma: Rye students and grads open up about the health costs of living downtown

Cardboard cutouts plastered with packing tape line the apartment’s teal baseboard vents where they meet the dirty linoleum. While they appear to be holding something together, resident Clara Purdy said the cardboard is there to keep something out: unwanted houseguests.

“I don’t like hearing the mice run in the walls,” said the fourth-year Ryerson fashion communications student. “It still bugs me, even after four years.”

by Maggie Macintosh· · Features, Health
Toronto skyline. (Shannon Cuciz / Ryersonian file photo)

Are Ryerson students risking their health by living downtown?

Evidence suggests air, noise and light pollution could do more harm than students may think.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, students
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 11-13)

1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! — Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 9, 2016 There are always places to party in Toronto on the weekend, but nothing as unique as The ROM Friday Night After Hours. This weeks theme is “Tribute”, meaning the art gallery will have […]

The Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square was vandalized. (Courtesy of Michael Gil via Flickr Creative Commons)

Toronto loses most livable title. Here’s why…

After sitting pretty at the top of the list last year, Toronto was bumped down to ninth place on Metropolis magazine’s list of the most livable cities in the world. The New York-based publication had its editors nominate 65 cities from across the globe. The magazine took housing, transportation, sustainability and culture into account when selecting the top 10. Copenhagen […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
What to do on reading week besides reading

What to do on reading week besides reading

Despite its name, everyone knows that little reading gets done during reading week. Here are some things you could do instead of studying next week.   Niagara Falls Explore casinos, indoor amusement parks, the nightlife and the falls, just a short train ride from Union Station. Via Rail offers round trip service from Union Station for about $45, with trains […]

by Jordan Sprague· · Arts & Life
The 24-hour Burger King is located at Yonge and Shuter Streets. (Kyanna Vassell/The Ryersonian)

Police officers take down man at downtown Burger King

Police were called to a Burger King at Yonge and Shuter Streets this morning, to find a man barricaded inside the restaurant’s washroom. The 33-year-old allegedly punched an officer in the face, leading Burger King employees to call for further assistance around 7 a.m., reports say.  The same reports say that at least a dozen officers responded, with further reports […]

by Kyanna Vassell· · News, Off Campus

Top Picks for Winterlicious

Frugal Ryerson foodies can explore some of Toronto’s best restaurants for less during Winterlicious 2014. The event, running from   January 31 to February 13, features more than 200 restaurants offering prix fixe menus. Restaurants are now accepting reservations. Here are eight affordable options near campus.  

by Chelsea Shim· · Arts & Life, Food
SIU called in after man dies during police standoff

SIU called in after man dies during police standoff

A man is dead after police surrounded an armed suspect in the Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street East area Wednesday afternoon. Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the incident and stated in a news release that a man was fatally shot at about 1:45 p.m. after officers approached him. Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman Kim McKinnon confirmed a middle-aged […]

by Sahar Fatima· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
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