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Psychology Research & Training Centre (PRTC)

105 Bond Street

Completed in the Fall of 2007, our centre occupies the second floor of the South Bond Building and represents over 10,000 sq. feet of research and student training space. The PRTC features 28 dedicated research laboratories, 8 research-shared observation rooms, 5 flexible interview/research and group therapy rooms, 2 seminar and flexible conference rooms, a graduate student lounge, and several support and research staff offices. Designed to our specialized needs, the labs in the PRTC are dedicated to such research areas as Anxiety Research and Treatment, Aboriginal Health, Auditory Perception, Biopsychosocial Development, Brain Imaging and Memory, Cognitive Aging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition and Psychopathology, Community Psychology, Culture, History, and Identity, Early Brain Experiences, Forensic & Criminological Psychology,Health and Gender, Health and Sport Psychology, HIV Prevention, Infant Development, Media and Social Development, Memory and Decision Processes, Music Cognition, Posttraumatic Stress, Sleep and Depression, Social Psychology, Psychosocial Medicine, Panic and Psychophysiology, and Vision Science. Addressing the needs of recently-hired faculty members, the Psychology Department is currently developing 4 new research labs to support research in Early Cognitive Development, Emotion Regulation & Psychophysiology, Stress & Aging, and Eating Disorders. Additionally, new infrastructure is planned for a proposed Institute for Stress and Wellbeing Research and a Centre for Psychological Health at 105 Bond St. (scheduled for completion in early 2012). Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and senior undergraduate students benefit from a research environment that fosters our integrative research and training theme while supporting the collective pursuit of science, discovery, health and wellbeing. There is a great buzz of excitement about our current and newly proposed facilities and we look forward to your visit.

Central Location

The PRTC is situated in the heart of the university campus flanked between Gould Street to the north and Dundas Street to the south and located within Toronto's Discovery District, which includes Ryerson as a partner institution. The PRTC is within walking distance of leading research hospitals including St. Michael's Hospital (also on Bond St.), Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto Rehab Institute, and University Health Network - and therefore ideally situated for linking research and practice.  

Historic Site

Located on Toronto’s historic Bond Street with its numerous heritage-designated buildings, the PRTC is housed in the former Doubleday Canada headquarters. This is where Doubleday started its publishing company in 1944 and later launched its Bond Street Books series; in fact, the connection between Bond Street and publishing is a rich one with links to Ryerson faculty. Ryerson purchased the building in 2006 and preserved the historic façade and exterior shell. In 2007, Ryerson gutted and redesigned the entire building to provide lab and graduate training space for Psychology on the second floor. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is housed on the 3 and 4 floors while various ancillary university services (including a new bookstore outlet) are located on the first floor. Meticulously designed by Dzikowski Architects Inc. and built by Compass Construction Resources Ltd. to meet the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system, South Bond Building is a wonderful new addition to Ryerson’s expanding footprint in downtown Toronto.


Map: 105 Bond Street

Psychology Research & Training Centre (PRTC)
105 Bond Street

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