For students who observe religious dietary restrictions, like kosher, halal and vegetarian, it can be difficult to find food options on campus. To help with this struggle, here’s a map with information about restaurants near campus that offer food to accommodate students with various dietary restrictions. These restaurants are either on campus, in residences or within walking distance of Ryerson. View Dietary Restrictions […]
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Since 2014, Ryerson has offered halal lunch and dinner options daily at two campus locations: the International Living/Learning Centre and the Pitman Dining Hall. Halal options first became available on campus in 2013 and Ryerson Eats has consulted closely with the Muslim Students’ Association to improve the halal food options available to Ryerson community members. Together they have made great […]
Get outside, check out some good eats, see some animals and listen to music. Here’s our list of the top things to do in the city this weekend. 1. Get some fresh air at High Park with “Let’s Go Blue Jays” family nature walks Embrace your inner nature lover with a leisurely walk through High Park while also brushing up […]
One of Ryerson’s newest student groups is working on a plan to help elementary schools provide students from low-income families with healthy meals. “One third of every food bank user is a child, so we can see an issue that we still have poverty, we still have children going to school without food and that’s something that they don’t have […]
It was an ongoing battle, from crying in dressing rooms in the mall because I didn’t fit into that pair of jeans to endless nights spent wishing I were born in a different body.
While free tuition for students from low-income families may be the highlight from the 2016 Ontario budget delivered Feb. 25, it’s not the only aspect of the budget that will affect students. From booze in grocery stores to an increase in cigarette taxes, here are some of the ways the 346-page spending plan could affect you: If you’re looking for […]
The cost of fruits and vegetables has skyrocketed with the Canadian dollar hovering around 70 cents, affecting the shopping habits of students.
There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?
Chef Joshna Maharaj, who brought change to what campus food looks and tastes like at Ryerson, is leaving this month after two years.
Ryerson students suggested their favourite places to eat halal food near campus.
Rye’s HomeGrown harvests produce grown on top of the engineering building
Students can buy beer, local and non-local, along with their lunch at Oakham Café .
Are you tired of greasy fries and heavy burgers? These fast food places will leave you feeling better.
With food prices rising at well over the rate of inflation, The Ryersonian asked students what they’re doing to stay nourished on a budget.
By Taylor Stinson Ryerson can be an overwhelming university to navigate, especially if you’re a commuter hunting for food. We’ve got you covered with our list of the top restaurants around campus, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. From quick sit-down spots to underrated takeout joints, here are our picks. Breakfast Mutual Street Deli: This small and unassuming restaurant is […]
More than 250 Ryerson students have signed a Change.org petition urging reform of the university’s meal plan policies. The petition, started on March 25, says Ryerson’s OneCard and meal plan policies need to change because they force students into plans they can’t afford. UPDATE: University makes way for meal plan refunds Jonathan DaCosta, a first-year business management student, started the […]
Food insecurity may be a bigger problem at Ryerson than most expect, said Ryerson’s Good Food Centre in its first Hunger Report released on Feb. 26. The report revealed that more than 400 Ryerson students and faculty members signed up for the service and more than 2,500 visits were made to the Good Food Centre last year. The centre is […]
Ingredients: Made to order. I picked red onions, red peppers, arugula, carrots, guacamole, mixed greens and spinach. Description: Whenever I can’t decide what to eat I make a wrap. A simple, safe option that’s hard to mess up. I have made so many of my own wraps that I think it’s safe to say I know a good one when […]
Madelyn McColl always ordered the usual chicken Caesar wrap. As the lines snaked in the Pitman Hall cafeteria, students lined up with their stomachs growling and waited to order from Extreme Pita. For nearly two years, McColl listed off her desired ingredients to the cooks at her go-to fast-food joint without even glancing at the menu. One day, that all […]
Meal: Mango pork with Jamaican rice and peas Ingredients: pork, scallions, pineapples, mango, rice and kidney beans Description: I took my taste buds on a trip to the Caribbean for my latest lunch escapade and went for sliced pork tenderloin. Covered with chunks of mango and pineapple, it was served with a side of traditional Jamaican rice and peas. Of […]
Meal: Hub Hamburger Ingredients: Angus beef, hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup Description: Underwhelming is how I’d describe the Hub’s hamburger. That’s the word I’m sticking with — for now. While I commend Ryerson Eats’ use of locally sourced ingredients, there was one glaring problem with this burger and that was how dry the meat was. Every bite was […]
Bagels, cream cheese and hummus lovers rejoice. Continuing its seven-year tradition, Jewish student group Hillel@Ryerson will offer its free weekly lunch in the winter semester. People are welcome anytime to the Hillel loft at 2A Elm St., but a kosher lunch is provided Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bagels and cheeses in different flavours lined the food table, […]
By Caroline Dinnall Students line up patiently as they wait to be served by the cooks in the big green truck outside of the Rogers Communications Centre. In exchange for a crisp blue bill, they receive a hearty lunch to make it through the day. “It’s mainly convenience for me. If I had the option to go anywhere else I […]
Ryerson hospitality and tourism course aims for upscale dining and low prices at student-run restaurant
Ryerson students have many food choices, with the Eaton Centre urban eatery steps away from campus, the Hub Café’s recent opening in the Jorgenson Hall, and various hotdog stands and fast food restaurants nearby. But the school of hospitality and tourism’s restaurant, RU Dining, lets students make food choices in the kitchen. Led by instructor Brian Heasman, RU Dining is a […]
As you walk through Ryerson’s newly-renovated Hub Cafe, you can see buckets full of freshly-picked fruit, hear the sizzling sound of bacon frying on a grill, and smell freshly baked butter tarts. The big reveal came after $840,000 worth of renovations. The Hub Cafe is part of a larger initiative by Ryerson Eats, promoting fresh Ontario-sourced food for the campus […]
Scroll over the map to find gardens on campus. As Arlene Throness heads to work, she weaves her way through the crowd of students in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, eager to get to the stairwell to escape the chaos that surrounds her. She unlocks the door at the top of the stairs and enters her paradise: […]
Saturday afternoon marked Ryerson’s first Gould Street Party, and organizers say the event could certainly happen again in the future. Part of Ryerson’s Alumni Weekend, the Gould Street Party invited past graduates and current students out onto the busy blue and gold pathway to enjoy a number of activities including food truck eats and homegrown entertainment. Hala Bissada, hospitality and tourism […]
The much-awaited Ryerson Hub opened its doors to students on Monday, debuting its new facility and ethical food options with the hopes of bringing students back to eating on campus. In an effort to be transparent with its food sourcing, the Hub has a window looking into its kitchen. “Human beings are back there cooking their food. We wouldn’t put […]
A popular U.S. burger chain’s one-off shop near campus on Thursday — which operated for just four hours — saw snaking lines with hours of wait time. And for those who could not brave the lineup — no burgers for you. In-N-Out Burger opened its temporary store at Italian restaurant Ganzi Osteria on Jarvis Street at 11 a.m. — but anyone who […]
Ryerson’s new food services program says it wants to make eating on campus more attractive by featuring locally sourced, freshly made food in its soon-to-open cafeteria, The Hub. Joshna Maharaj — who is in charge of menu options for Ryerson Eats — says the new program will make the cafeteria “a brighter, happier space to get food.” “We are really going […]
Ingredients: – 1 package of spaghetti – 1/3 bunch Italian parsley – 1 pack of cheddar (or other shredded cheese) – 1/2 package of bacon – 5 eggs – 2 lobster tails – Black pepper to taste – A splash of milk The recipe I decided to replicate this week is one of my favourites, carbonara. My mom used to […]
Ingredients: CHILLED BLACK RICE: 2 cups of black rice 2 cups of white rice ½ bunch of cilantro 6 shallots, chopped 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (for frying) DRESSING: (proportions are approximate) ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup sesame oil 2 tablespoons of honey ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of lime zest 1 teaspoon of ginger CAJUN SHRIMP: […]
Ingredients: Duck Legs: – 2 duck legs ($4.50 each) – 5-6 cloves of black garlic ($4-5 a package) – 2 tablespoons of balsamic fig mustard – 4 dashes of Tabasco (optional) – 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (optional) – Fresh ground pepper Smoked Gouda Crostini: – 1 cup of shredded Thunder Oak Smoked Gouda – 8 mini ciabatta buns ($4.50 […]
Since today is Pi Day, we wordsmiths here at The Ryersonian have sugary pies (and not numbers) on the mind. In no particular order, we bring you a list of the top five places to buy your pie in our city. Trust us, you’ll want to check them out. Most variety: Wanda’s Pie in the Sky Wanda’s Pie in the Sky […]
Food: Quiche (on a budget) Inspiration: Ham and cheese quiche from Toronto’s Le Gourmand on 152 Spadina Ave. Ingredients: – 1 cup grated applewood cheddar ($15/kg) – ½ cup chopped prosciutto ($15.50/kg) – 3 whole eggs ($5.50/carton) – 2 egg whites – 1/3 cup whole milk ($5) – 1 pie crust – A couple sprigs of thyme (to garnish) This […]
The Toronto Grilled Cheese Festival gets underway on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Roy Thomson Hall. The sold-out event will feature unconventional takes on the gooey snack, including ingredients like kimchi, Chinese barbecued pork, onion chutney and macaroni and cheese. But if you don’t have tickets to the mouth-watering fest, The Ryersonian has a list of the best grilled cheese […]
The poll is reliable to within plus or minus 5.19 percentage points. [View the story “Oakham Cafe: Best Eating Option on Campus ” on Storify]
While spending summer at home and working is a good financial decision, it is not nearly as exciting as a European adventure. The food is better, the weather is warmer and there are more beautiful beaches. So why not go? Here are six steps to take to make the dream trip a reality: 1. Plan the route There are many […]
For the Rye local: Stimulate your mind after reading week and challenge your friends to another round of PubStumpers at the Ram. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, the game tests its players on everything from TV trivia to Bible knowledge. For the culture crazed: If you’re interested in learning more about the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities […]
Taking a tropical vacation during spring break can be expensive. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a week on the beach, there are ways to enjoy the break on a budget here at home in Toronto. Here are 10 things to do for $10 or less: 1. Go for an evening skate Nathan Phillips Square features free DJ skate […]
The Rosedale Diner, located at 1164 Yonge St., was both impressive and disappointing. Inconsistent is the best word to describe my experience. A three-course prix fixe dinner was $35 – the portions were medium sized. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri featured the Rosedale Diner on his Food Network television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This restaurant is a diner on the […]
Five dollars can get you a lot more than it once did at Ryerson’s cafeterias. Joshna Maharaj is the assistant director of food services and executive chef on campus. She was hired last year to revamp campus menus by providing students with different food choices at affordable prices. “I had the opportunity to really make a change,” she said. “I […]
Located on the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle, Toulà offers a stunning view of Toronto paired with mediocre food. Overlooking Lake Ontario and the city skyline, Toulà’s décor is very similar to the CN Tower’s 360 revolving restaurant. I ordered the Wild Pacific Smoked salmon to start. Toulà says its smoked salmon is cured in house, but it was […]
For the Rye local: Engage your mind and your belly tonight at the Ram in the Rye’s Trivia Night. Bring your friends and challenge them to a fun game of PubStumpers, the campus quiz game that covers a variety of topics from Olympic history to Juno Award winners of the recent past. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. For those with writer’s block: […]
The Ram in the Rye is making big marketing changes to draw in crowds and increase sales at Ryerson’s campus pub. Rick Knapp, food and beverage manager of the Palin Foundation, said promotional events and social media publicity have helped stabilize sales for the first few weeks this year. Overall sales at The Ram decreased to $880,000 in 2013 from […]
For the sports fan: Come down to the Ram in the Rye tonight (Monday, Jan 27) at 7:30 p.m. and support the Toronto Raptors as they take on the Brooklyn Nets in an away game. There’ll be big screen TVs, $6 pints and a chance to win a pair of home tickets four times a month courtesy of Miller Genuine […]
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.
For the design junkie: Taking place from Jan. 20-26 across the city is the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO). With over 60 events, installations and displays, the objective of this weeklong showcase is to celebrate the best efforts in Canadian design. Check out the official festival map for exhibits around campus or near you. For the social butterfly: Join the Ryerson Fashion […]