There is a new kid on the sports media block, and it isn’t looking to be a one-hit wonder. The Athletic Toronto is a young startup that is trying to take on the big national newspapers to reinvent local sports coverage and make readers “fall in love with the sports page again.” And they are doing it with multiple Ryerson […]
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Sully’s Gym is one of the oldest boxing gyms in North America and it’s located right here in Toronto. Famed fighters such as Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo have fought and trained there. With such a rich history, Ryerson Journalism students decided to try and find out what has kept the boxing gym around until this day. The result, Sully’s […]
Second City’s new improv show Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays kicked off Monday night at the Toronto MainStage, taking the audience on a raunchier, more realistic, behind-the-scenes look at the holiday season. The two hour show featured numerous mini skits and musical performances that poked fun at the traditions and festivities that society glorifies over […]
As it gets colder outside, a group of Ryerson students is preparing to help keep Toronto’s homeless warm this winter. How it got started First-year business management students Razi-Ul-Haque Syed and Benjamin Copeman recently kickstarted Warm Hearts, a student-led initiative that is raising funds to create winter survival kits for Toronto’s homeless community. “I believe that no matter where someone […]
Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]
In honour of World Kindness Day on Nov.13, Ryerson Student Life wrapped up their #RUKind campaign on Nov.18 which included 5 days of prize giveaways to students along with on campus activities to inspire kindness. The campaign began in 2014 through a social media campaign as a way to celebrate World Kindness day, where students were encouraged to share their stories of […]
It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]
The changes If you rely on public transportation to get around the city, get ready for some changes in the new year. The Toronto Transit Commission is changing its traditional fare media from tickets, tokens and metro passes to just one method of payment: the Presto card. The Presto rollout in Toronto comes after the card became popular on the […]
1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! https://t.co/MbMboBo5VI pic.twitter.com/NKXNtyz5kb — 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 […]
Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan first met each other on the set of a horror film in 2014. Two years later, they’re starring on a TV show they’ve written and created. Second Jen, which airs on City, explores the cultural and generational gaps that most children of immigrant parents experience. Joy is an actor, screenwriter, producer and comedian. She studied […]
Wine available in select Toronto grocery stores As of Oct. 28, certain Toronto grocery stores now carry bottles of wine. The stores are: Loblaws Empress Market, 5095 Yonge St. Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Rd. Loblaws, 2877 Bayview Village Loblaws, 11 Redway Rd. (Millwood and Laird) Eventually, up to 300 small outlets and big chains — including Walmart, Metro […]
If you have your costume all ready to go but are stuck wondering what to do this weekend, have no fear! From the clubs to the streets, to the theatres, there’s an event for everyone to get their spook on. Check them all out below. 1. Legends Of Horror At Casa Loma Legends of Horror. Experience it live every night […]
A YouTuber who originally went to school for biology never imagined that he’d make a career from being an online star. Mike Corey, who creates travel videos on his channel, “Kick the Grind,” was among the hundreds of YouTubers who attended the third annual Buffer Festival in Toronto over the weekend. “I was always really shy but through the platform […]
A proposed 80-storey Elm Street condo has some students and Toronto residents furious. Earlier this year, 8 Elm Park Properties Inc., represented by the Goldberg Group, submitted an application for the development of what would be one of the tallest buildings on the Toronto skyline at 8 Elm St., across the street from the Student Learning Centre (SLC). Eli Aaron […]
The next phase of construction for Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan is set for Gould Street, and it will get underway with an additional $2-million from the City of Toronto. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 announced the donation during the public unveiling of the of the plan on Oct. 5. “The $2-million donation is a modest contribution,” said Wong-Tam. “It […]
Ryerson University Business Services (UBS) will outline a plan to improve bike parking on campus today. The Public Realm Plan will examine bike parking as a part of campus design, transportation and parking strategy. The plan will also focus on safety and accessibility “to better define and enhance our public spaces,” said UBS in an email. “We want to install […]
It appears Ryerson has left its mark at this year’s Nuit Blanche in a negative way. The world-famous Toronto sign in Nathan Phillip’s was covered in graffiti during the festivities this past weekend. It’s still not clear who is responsible for the markings, but among the inscriptions left on the sign were three words: “Ramms (SIC), HTM, Ryerson.” #NuitBlanche seriously […]
Nuit Blanche Toronto kicks off tomorrow at sunset and ends Sunday at 7 a.m. The free annual contemporary art exhibition gives those in the city a full night of interaction with art in public spaces. If you plan on drinking your way through the festival’s city-produced exhibitions and partner projects, check out the map below as your resource for student-friendly bars […]
By Kayla Kuefler, Samantha Relich and Brittany Spencer New toys for graphic communications management Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management has received a new, high-tech toy. The flexo plate imager, donated by Esko, will allow students to continue to hone their skills in flexographic platemaking — which is used widely in packaging design. The new printer also gives Ryerson students […]
Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak. The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]
By Kieran Delamont The problem with the rental market, and what makes young people vulnerable to poor conditions, overpayment and scams, is that it runs on risk-taking and sacrifice as a form of currency. It shouldn’t be virtually necessary to give up basic privacy to live affordably. It shouldn’t be virtually necessary to view living in the city, and being […]
There are a lot of events going on in the city that are sure to make your weekend “so fetch.” Play board games, stroll through a market or shop until you drop at the MaRS Centre atrium. Check out our top picks of things to do this weekend. via GIPHY 1. Mean Girls quote-along movie screening On Wednesdays we wear […]
This is your last chance to check out Toronto Beer Week (TBW) and some of the venues are close to Ryerson that you might as well walk there. The events are jam packed with various specials at multiple local restaurants across downtown. The multi-venue theme of TBW helps local restaurants by exposing them to new customers. Regular clients also get […]
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 […]
Being surrounded by the glamour of TIFF for the past week reminded me of my time before Ryerson, when I travelled to Mumbai in search of stardom. Yet, what I found was nothing close to what I expected. Some of these memories I choose to cherish and others, not so much. Mumbai’s glitzy Bollywood world is filled to the brim […]
During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]
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 […]
The Toronto Star building at One Yonge Street was the first stop for a new junk food festival competition that is set to travel through Canada to New York City. Visitors at the festival tried junk food combinations created by teams vying to win $2,500 for having the highest sales. At the end of the eight-city tour, the winning team […]
Ryerson school spirit thrived at Wednesday night’s 6Fest pop-up concert at Lake Devo, despite a brief interruption by an audience member waving a York University T-shirt. After rapper French Montana finished a short set, DJ DattaBass took the stage surrounded by an entourage and RSU staff. It wasn’t long before he spotted the shirt in the crowd and called out […]
The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert
The city of Toronto announced new regulations on ride-sharing app Uber Thursday after months of heated tension between Toronto taxis and Uber drivers. Among these regulations are yearly inspections for Uber vehicles, criminal background checks for all drivers , and “vehicle-for-hire” licences for Uber drivers. The proposal comes after months of taxi drivers protesting that Uber should be subject to […]
Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]
As a student, we get it, you’re on a budget. But that doesn’t ever stop you from having fun. Whether you’re swamped with work, looking for a classic St. Paddy’s bash, or something a little alien, we’ve got ideas to keep you having fun. Long Night Against Procrastination – Ryerson University If you’re piled up in midterms and essays and […]
Toronto Mayor John Tory stopped by Ryerson on Wednesday to deliver a keynote speech at a conference on urban development. The conference – called Working Together in the Public Interest: Private-Public Partnerships and City-Building – was held at the Ted Rogers School of Management and hosted a series of panels with experts discussing topics related to city development and the […]
The Ryerson Marketing Association (RMA) has partnered with City of Sleeping Bags, a Toronto-based charity, to help give homeless Torontonians a platform to share their stories. “Nobody wants to grow up and become homeless,” said Robin Ha, an RMA events associate. “We want to help get these stories out there to show that these are real human beings who’ve unfortunately […]
In a packed auditorium on the Saturday before International Women’s Day (IWD), Judy Vashti Persad, a member of the IWD organizing committee, let out a rallying cry to the hundreds who had gathered to kick off the festivities with a city wide march. “Let us go onto the streets knowing our power, knowing the history of our footsteps and make […]
Happy Fri-yay! Tonight there’s a chance of flurries until the early evening when the weather becomes peaceful and quiet…just in time for you to hit the streets and live that Friday-night life. Clouds will take over the night sky and tonight’s temperature will hit -9°C at the lowest, according to Environment Canada, which means there will probably be a sea […]
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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 […]
A severe winter storm is expected to hit Toronto today with heavy and blowing snow, according to an alert from Environment Canada. The snowfall has already begun and is expected to get heavier as the day goes on. Torontonians can expect 15 to 25 cm of snow by Wednesday morning. Strong winds of 70 km/h are also expected, which […]
Don’t get too excited about the warm, sunny days we’ve been enjoying; they’re not here to stay. A severe winter storm is expected to hit Toronto early Tuesday night, according to an alert from Environment Canada. Along with low temperatures, the storm is expected to bring 15 to 30 cm of heavy snow, low visibility and possibly freezing rain and […]
A Ryerson midwifery professor is helping newly arrived refugees find proper care, and is appealing for Ryerson students to assist her.
Play De Record, Yonge Street’s last vinyl store, moves locations.
“I’m just trying to spread the love to people who normally wouldn’t be able to dance like Beyoncé.”
There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?
The proposed idea includes removing fast-food joints, clothing stores and Remington’s Men of Steel, an all-male strip club.
RyersonianTV: November 24, 2015 – TTC fare to increase again, Russian military aircraft shot down near Syrian border, refugee rally at Yonge-Dundas Square
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Toronto’s first cat café is open for business…and cuddles.
RyersonianTV: November 19, 2015 – Leader of Paris attacks dead, heart on campus solved, students rise with Mizzou protests
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