History of Ryerson
This website celebrating Ryerson's history offers a look into the past and some bold predictions for an incredible future. Explore Ryerson's history, relive stories from alumni, faculty and staff, and browse images from the past six decades in the photo gallery.
Follow Ryerson's timeline, catch up with Gold Medallists, and read about how Ryerson research has evolved and how faculty experts apply educational innovation now and in the future. Explore the changing campus landscape in an interactive map featuring new and future properties.
Now one of the most applied-to universities in Ontario, the University began in 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology under the visionary leadership of Howard H. Kerr. From day one, Ryerson has undergone constant evolution in the heart of Toronto, establishing its unique focus on career-ready education.
We invite you to share your memories about your time at Ryerson. Contact us to submit your stories and photos. (And if you are in one of the photos in our gallery, or can provide more information, please let us know). We look forward to hearing from you!
Ryerson at 60: Proud Past, Unlimited Future
View a PDF version of a special publication celebrating Ryerson’s 60th anniversary.