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 […]
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Controversial layoffs, lacking mental health services and tuition prices dominated the main discussion points at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election debate. Executive candidates from the RU Connected and Impact slates and one independent presidential candidate debated their platforms in the Rogers Communications Centre March 3. The debate addressed the human rights complaint filed against the RSU by former RSU […]
Check out where RSU election candidates stand on key student issues.
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 […]
But don’t get too excited. The additional train service won’t be fully implemented for five to 10 years.
RyersonianTV: October 30, 2015 — GO Transit accident, Ryerson’s food bank shortage, RSU and CESAR feud
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After living near the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne streets for most of last year, third-year chemical engineering student Richard Tek moved into the heart of St. James Town a little over a month ago. The easier commute and lower rent are two of the reasons why. “My commute is pretty convenient,” Tek says. “I live right beside Sherbourne station so […]
The TTC released its third annual customer charter Friday listing 38 promises to its riders. The charter outlined what the TTC plans on doing to improve the transit experience throughout the year, with specific goals scheduled during each quarter. There are six main areas of focus: response to needs, accessibility, cleanliness, information, modernization and renewal. Many of the commitments centred on being more reliable and […]
Metrolinx and the TTC are in the process of developing technology to make the Presto payment devices work with the accessibility gate in Toronto subway stations. Brian Drew, a senior policy advisor assigned to Presto by the province of Ontario, lead the round table discussion at the Metrolinx annual accessibility public meeting. This year’s meeting at Metro Hall on Nov. […]
President Sheldon Levy was named a member of mayor-elect John Tory’s transition team on Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star. The mayor-elect announced that former deputy mayor Case Ootes will chair both the transition team and advisory council. They will feature key members from Tory’s campaign, former rival candidate David Soknacki and a variety of business, non-profit and academic leaders, including Levy. Levy […]
Metrolinx has an ambitious goal in mind: to expand the Presto electronic fare card system for the Pan Am Games, the Toronto Star reports. Officials at Metrolinx say they’re aiming for more subway stations, streetcars and buses to be equipped with Presto card readers by the start of the games in July 2015. With Ryerson located in the heart of Toronto, […]
We hear constantly that Ryerson is a commuter university – meaning that transit plays a huge part in our daily lives. If you’re not tracking your TTC streetcar or bus on your smartphone, downloading an app will prevent you from frustration when you’re late for work or class. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can stick to staring longingly […]