On Thursday, August 25 at approximately 2 p.m., Ryerson Security received a report of two non-community members who were intoxicated near the entrance to Jorgenson Hall at 380 Victoria Street.
Responding security staff asked both individuals to pack-up and leave. As the men were packing up their belongings, security spotted an item that appeared to be a firearm. In keeping with university protocols, security staff called the police.
Toronto Police Services arrived immediately and took one individual into custody.
Toronto Police later advised that the item in question was an “airsoft gun” – a type of imitation firearm – and as a result, no charges were laid.
At Ryerson, we believe an informed community is a safer community. We ask that all students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with the university’s emergency procedures.
In the event of a significant emergency at Ryerson, the university will keep the community informed through one or more of various means, including:
- Website updates on the Ryerson homepage
- Ryerson U Twitter account
- Ryerson U Facebook account
- Mass email to Ryerson email accounts
- Updates at the Ryerson phone prompt at 416-979-5000.
To report suspicious behaviour or emergencies on campus, contact Security & Emergency Services at 416-979-5040, or dial "80" from internal Ryerson phones.
To involve Security & Emergency Services in promoting emergency response awareness in your department, please email email@example.com.
Staff and faculty can consult with Ryerson’s Employee and Family Assistance Plan for immediate, confidential support at no charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-844-880-9142 or www.workhealthlife.com.