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Project Area

The information provided on this website is intended to help you effectively plan around the various access restrictions and other construction impacts as we work towards creating an improved and revitalized campus core. To make your day-to-day planning as predictable as possible, Ryerson and the construction crew will try to maintain a consistent and predictable work zone that does not change radically from one day to the next.

Implementation zone

The Campus Core Revitalization 2019 project has an implementation zone that stretches along Victoria Street and Nelson Mandela Walk from Gerrard Street East to 285 Victoria Street; and along Gould Street from O’Keefe Lane to Bond Street.

This is a high-traffic area for Ryerson community members and includes spaces used for gathering and events. Improvements to this part of the campus will have a major and positive impact once complete, but will present some challenges throughout the construction phase.

Map of campus core indicating implementation zone as described in accompanying text.

Construction fencing placement

The 2019 project zone will be fenced off for public safety. Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of Gould Street in front of the School of Image Arts (IMA), Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) and Balzac’s, as well as around the south end of Lake Devo to access Victoria Street south of the construction zone.

Nelson Mandela Walk will be closed to the public. Doors on the north and south ends of the Jorgenson Hall (JOR), Podium (POD) and Library (LIB) complex will remain open.

For detailed alternate route information, visit the Pedestrian Routes and Accessibility page.

Map of campus core indicating outline of construction fencing placement as described in accompanying text.


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.