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Campus Core Revitalization 2019

Rendering facing west on Gould Street, with mature landscaping in the boulevard and building planters replaced with pavers to extend the pedestrian area.

The Campus Core Revitalization 2019 project is an important opportunity to enhance the quality of safe, accessible spaces and implement essential infrastructure upgrades to support the growth and technological demands of the Ryerson community as we move into the next decade. As a key component of our Campus Public Realm Plan, the Campus Core Revitalization 2019 project will provide a vibrant and engaging configuration of public spaces, as well as modernize infrastructure to improve the student, faculty, staff and visitor experience.

Key priorities

Design strategies define a signature Ryerson University landscape within the implementation area, with the following key priorities:

  • Pedestrian infrastructure: Make permanent the temporary pedestrian-only zone on Gould Street from O’Keefe Lane to Bond Street and clarify the designated zones for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles.
  • Accessibility: Improve accessibility by raising the street level to be even with curbs through the pedestrian-only zone and adding two new accessible entrances from Nelson Mandela Walk.
  • Community connections: Enhance outdoor event infrastructure and programming space to encourage gathering and community connections.

Contribution from the City of Toronto

Ryerson would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of $7 million in funding towards the overall budget of this project from the City of Toronto and the tremendous support from Toronto City Councillor Wong-Tam.

Stay in the loop

Any major changes that will affect your on-campus travels will be posted using the following communications channels:


For comments or questions about this project, please contact Nic de Salaberry, director, planning and development, by email at or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 553428 or 647-824-7165.

For technical project details, please contact Jule Mycan, project manager, by email at or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 7832.

For media inquiries, please contact Johanna VanderMaas, manager, public affairs, by email at or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 4630 or 647-278-5019.