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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
Ryerson commuter hostel, two years later

Ryerson commuter hostel, two years later

Two of our reporters take you on a tour of Ryerson’s commuter hostel.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
The new bylaw will affect apartment buildings in Toronto like the one pictured above.  
(Brooklyn Neustaeter/Ryersonian Staff)

City of Toronto cracks down on bad landlords

City council approves new apartment bylaw to protect tenants, putting in regulations that will benefit student renters.

by Brooklyn Neustaeter· · News, Off Campus, students
(Courtesy Ryerson Builds)

Campus housing to double by 2018

Ryerson is set to introduce two new buildings that will double the housing capacity on campus. These buildings, Jarvis Street Residence and the Daphne Cockwell Health Complex, are set to open for the fall 2018 semester. The total number of beds on campus between Ryerson’s three residences, O’Keefe House, Pitman Hall and the International Living/Learning Centre, is 856. The new […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News
Exchange students are looking for housing in all corners of the city. (Michal Stolarczyk)

One exchange student’s journey to find home

Stu McManis, a fashion student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, was excited when he found out he was going on exchange to Ryerson. There was only one problem: he didn’t have a place to stay. This is a situation many exchange students find themselves in when they decide to go to Ryerson. The university does not offer […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
For $35 a night — or $45 for a shared room — the price for a commuter crash pad is less than the price of four GO train fares.  (Courtesy Ryerson University)

Ryerson commuters could soon have space of their own

By Lee North and Amanda Yevdaev Ryerson’s Student Housing Services is looking to expand its commuter hostel program to nearby hotels by the fall due to high demand. Ryerson’s Commuter Hostel, currently located in the International Living and Learning Centre, has been constantly booked since its opening in September last year. Valerie Bruce, co-ordinator of housing operations, said expanding the […]

Ryerson’s commuter hostel fully booked six weeks after opening

Ryerson’s commuter hostel fully booked six weeks after opening

Ryerson’s new commuter hostel is already popular with students even though it’s only been promoted in a few news stories and by word of mouth since its launch on Sept. 15, according to university administrators.

by Kathryn-Lynn Raskina· · News, On Campus, students
Housing woes for Ryerson’s exchange students

Housing woes for Ryerson’s exchange students

By Tamara Sestanj and Alvina Siddiqui Kristian Lindhardt was excited to start his student exchange in Toronto. But there was only one little problem: he had no idea where he was going to live for the next four months once he got off the plane. It’s a story that many international students coming to Ryerson are all too familiar with. […]

More residence rooms urged for exchange students

More residence rooms urged for exchange students

By Tamara Sestanj and Alvina Siddiqui Ryerson International, in collaboration with faculty exchange coordinators, is concerned about the housing shortage for exchange students. The new residence buildings that are to be built are under consideration as a solution. They have not yet contacted administration, according to Suhair Deeb, international mobility co-ordinator at Ryerson International. “But that will be a long discussion […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News

New housing chief heads ambitious expansion

Ian Crookshank loves his new home. The new director of housing and residence life has settled into his new job and is ready to lead the way as Ryerson prepares to expand its residences over the next five years. “In many ways it’s a return to home for me,” says Crookshank, former director of student community life at Ryerson and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
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