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Skaters take advantage of the ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square, one of many places that students can visit in Toronto over the winter break. (Photo by Ammi Parmar)

Holiday Survival Guide: Students can stay on campus during winter break

With exams approaching, many students are thinking about where they will stay during the winter break. Now, they have the option to stay on campus.

by Isabella Perrone· · Arts & Life
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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
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
An ad accused of being insensitive to a homeless man's death in frigid temperatures last January, which appeared on the  bus shelter where he died. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson homeless advocate denounces TTC shelter ad, leads to city intervention

Street nurse Cathy Crowe will be part of new campaign to educate public on what to do when a homeless person needs shelter

by Al Donato· · Off Campus
Killer cold: Toronto winters take a toll on the homeless

Killer cold: Toronto winters take a toll on the homeless

To freeze or not to freeze: is this a question Toronto’s homeless people should have to ask themselves? Earlier this month, three homeless men died after staying outside in ferociously cold weather. One of them eventually found shelter in the Peter Street walk-in, but died shortly after. In case of an extreme cold weather alert, the city offers additional shelter […]

by Veronika Latkina· · Editorial, Opinion
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