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Fall in love with the sports page again

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 […]

by Hailey Salvian· · entrepreneurship, News, Sports
Interview: Sully’s Tough documentary

Interview: Sully’s Tough documentary

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 […]

by Robert Foreman· · News
Laugh your bells off at Second City’s holiday improv show

Laugh your bells off at Second City’s holiday improv show

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 […]

by Sydney Masonovich· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
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Rye students warm up to charity

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 […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

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, […]

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

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 […]

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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

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 […]

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

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 […]

by Daniela Olariu· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Travel
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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! 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 […]

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Q-and-A: Rye grad talks about new TV show Second Jen

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 […]

by Danielle Lee· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
News in Brief; fewer vines, more cheese

News in Brief; fewer vines, more cheese

  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 […]

by Danielle Lee· · News
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Five ways to get spooky this Halloween weekend (Oct. 28-30)

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 […]

by Sydney Masonovich· · Arts & Life
(Sydney Masonovich)

What’s your occupation? YouTube Me.

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 […]

by Selena Singh· · Arts & Life
Elm street condo development angers residents

Elm street condo development angers residents

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 […]

by Shaian Martin· · News, Off Campus, students
Executive Director of The Downtown Yonge BIA Mark Garner, Toronto Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi, Ryerson Vice-President of Finance and Administration Janice Winton (Mallory Warren)

Major changes to Gould St. revealed

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 […]

by Kemeisha McDonald· · News, On Campus
Bikes are seen parked along trees, poles and railings around campus. (Kemeisha McDonald)

Rack ‘em up: Improved bike parking at Rye

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 […]

by Kemeisha McDonald· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson leaves its mark at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson leaves its mark at Nuit Blanche

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 […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News, Top stories
(Rosemond Quartey)

MAP: Where to quench your thirst during Nuit Blanche

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 […]

Spadina Rd. is just one of the streets in the city that now has street signs featuring indigenous names. (Kayla Goodfield)

News in brief: Minimum wage, street signs, and VP university relations

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

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 Neha Karamchandani· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
Kieran Delamont

Don’t do what I did: My journey through Toronto’s housing market

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
Explore more of Toronto this weekend by checking out these events. (Ryersonian Staff)

Top 6 things to do this weekend (Sept. 23-25)

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 […]

by Mallory Warren· · Arts & Life
Tips to enjoy this year’s Toronto Beer Week

Tips to enjoy this year’s Toronto Beer Week

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 […]

by Rosemond Quartey· · Food
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
Neha Karamchandani traveled to Mumbai in search of stardom. (Courtesy of Neha Karamchandani)

Toronto to Mumbai: Ryerson student searches for stardom

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 […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Opinion, Voices
Courtesy of ViaAmtrakGuy via Wikimedia Commons

TTC trains too hot to handle

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 […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Opinion, students
Ryerson campus (Sissi Wang/ Ryersonian)

Top 6 things to do in Toronto this weekend (Sept. 16-18)

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 […]

by Mallory Warren· · Arts & Life
Junk Food Festival in Toronto on Sept. 10, 2016.

Weekend of gluttony at Toronto’s Junk Food Festival

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 […]

by Kevin John Siazon· · Arts & Life
The RSU's orientation week concert featuring French Montana was a preview for 6Fest (Josephine Tse).

York U T-shirt nearly lit on fire at Ryerson’s 6Fest pop-up concert

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 […]

by Casimir Boivin· · News
The last time the Ryerson Students' Union hosted an event like this Drake dropped onto Gould Street  / Ryersonian Archive File

Ryerson’s latest mystery concert fetching 30,000 per cent mark up

The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert

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Yearly inspections, background checks among new citywide Uber regulations

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 […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · News, Off Campus
Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

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 […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
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10 Student Budget-Friendly St. Paddy’s Festivities

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 […]

by Erin Hesselink· · Arts & Life, News, students
(Eunice Kim/Ryersonian Staff)

John Tory speaks at TRSM conference

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 […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The Ryerson Marketing Association and City of Sleeping Bags initiative distributes winter necessities to homeless people in Toronto.

Ryerson students fight #homelessness

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 […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News
(Dylan Bell/Ryersonian Staff)

Rally, march highlight women’s issues

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 […]

by Dylan Bell· · News
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Weather Report: The Weekend

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 […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus
(Ryersonian Staff)

RSU puts 10K towards needs-based bursaries after student poll

  [<a href=”//storify.com/KRambaran/rsu-saves-lets-students-pick-what-to-do-wit” target=”_blank”>View the story “RSU puts 10K towards needs-based bursaries after student poll” on Storify</a>]

Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

How the 2016 Ontario budget affects you

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 […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus
A major winter storm is expected to hit Toronto on Tuesday night. (Courtesy: Martin Reis, Creative Commons)

Weather Report: Storm warning in effect for Toronto

  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 […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus
A major snow storm is headed for Toronto. (Courtesy rabiem22/Creative Commons)

Weather Report: 20+ cm of snow headed to Toronto

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 […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Weather
Midwifery professor aids pregnant refugees at Toronto hotel

Midwifery professor aids pregnant refugees at Toronto hotel

A Ryerson midwifery professor is helping newly arrived refugees find proper care, and is appealing for Ryerson students to assist her.

by Kara Anderson· · News
Play De Record will be closing it's Yonge Street doors and moving to Kensington Market in March 2016 (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff).

Ryerson loses its neighbouring vinyl store, Play De Record

Play De Record, Yonge Street’s last vinyl store, moves locations.

by Jessica Maxwell· · Arts & Life, Business, Media, Music, News
Not just for single ladies: Beyonce inspired dance classes get Toronto ‘bodied’

Not just for single ladies: Beyonce inspired dance classes get Toronto ‘bodied’

“I’m just trying to spread the love to people who normally wouldn’t be able to dance like Beyoncé.”

The Shops at Aura cafeteria could make for a prime study spot. (Lee North/Ryersonian Staff)

The Shops at Aura could be Ryerson’s student study oasis

There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?

by Lee North· · Editorial, education, Food, Opinion
Developer proposes monster towers at Yonge and Gerrard streets corner near campus

Developer proposes monster towers at Yonge and Gerrard streets corner near campus

The proposed idea includes removing fast-food joints, clothing stores and Remington’s Men of Steel, an all-male strip club.

by Lana Hall· · News
You are what you share…or are you?

You are what you share…or are you?

The way we decide what goes on our social media pages typically winds down to one consideration: what we want people to know about us.

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Health, Media, Photography, Videos
RyersonianTV: November 24, 2015 – TTC fare to increase again, Russian military aircraft shot down near Syrian border, refugee rally at Yonge-Dundas Square

RyersonianTV: November 24, 2015 – TTC fare to increase again, Russian military aircraft shot down near Syrian border, refugee rally at Yonge-Dundas Square

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Toronto’s first ever cat cafe

Toronto’s first ever cat cafe

Toronto’s first cat café is open for business…and cuddles.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Off Campus, Videos
RyersonianTV: November 19, 2015 – Leader of Paris attacks dead, heart on campus solved, students rise with Mizzou protests

RyersonianTV: November 19, 2015 – Leader of Paris attacks dead, heart on campus solved, students rise with Mizzou protests

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV