Ryerson University’s remarkable growth has been guided by our flexible, visionary Campus Master Plan, established in 2008. The plan outlines a framework for undertaking the revitalization of our campus and acting as a catalyst for change and renewal within our unique downtown community.
Ryerson 2030: Refreshing the Campus Master Plan
Ryerson and the city have grown and it’s time to update the Campus Master Plan. Through a year-long consultation process in 2019, we are inviting the Ryerson faculty, staff and students, and neighbouring partners to weigh in on important themes, including:
- Student, faculty and staff campus experience
- Community inclusion
- Indigenization of the campus
- Safety on campus
- Updating/future-proofing existing facilities
- Campus branding
- Classroom design
The feedback gained through this process will help inform future planning, design and construction, acting as a catalyst to shape future campus growth to 2030 and beyond.
Campus Master Plan development schedule
Analysis of campus opportunities and constraints
Now to June 2019
Space requirements and draft master plan vision
Now to June 2019
Refine concept plan, updated planning principles
July 2019 to Sept. 2019
Analysis of development sites
Sept. 2019 to Dec. 2019
Updated master plan report finalized and released
Jan. 2020 to April 2020
Have your say
Over the next year, there will be a series of public events open to all of Ryerson and the surrounding community. We will also host a smaller, more focused stakeholder workshops.
Pop up #1
When: April 10
Where: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: 10 Dundas Street East lobby
Pop up #2
When: April 10
Where: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Student Campus Centre lobby
Additional consultations will be updated and added through the project.
There will also be a series of smaller, focused stakeholder workshops where public feedback will be synthesized. If you’re interested in joining a stakeholder workshop, please contact Molly Anthony, director, real estate at email@example.com or ext. 552357.
About the Campus Master Plan
A campus master plan establishes a vision and framework to guide how and where the university campus will physically change in support of the university’s Academic Plan, Strategic Research Plan, Community Plan and International Plan. For Ryerson, this change is intertwined with city building, and the opportunities and constraints of dramatic urban growth.
A campus master plan:
- Provides design teams, students, faculty, alumni and administration with an integrated document summarizing high level requirements and priorities for future developments.
- Acts as a reference manual with which to monitor and manage future development, ensuring individual projects and developments fit the university’s larger vision.
- Highlights and explores development and expansion opportunities with consideration given toward the core frameworks of built form, open space and ease of movement.
Ryerson students, faculty, staff, business owners, local organizations, neighbours, the City of Toronto, developers, donors, alumni, the board of governors.
The updated Campus Master Plan should be finalized in early 2020.
The initiative is being led by Deborah Brown, Vice President, Administration and Operations, and Ian Mishkel, Vice President of University Advancement. The project is being run by the:
- Project Team – comprised of members of the Facilities Management and Development department together with Dialog, external link and ECS, external link Consulting Services.
- Steering Committee – The Steering Committee is comprised of division leaders from across the University. The steering committee oversees the project’s delivery, and shares information and recommendations with the executive group.
- Executive Group – The executive group is comprised of senior leaders from both the academic and non-academic groups at Ryerson. The executive group will make final decisions on proposed recommendations.
You! – The project team is looking to engage all members of Ryerson and the surrounding community. Please participate in the 2019 consultations and share your campus vision for 2030 and beyond.
The Ryerson campus can be broken down into three rings of precincts:
- Ryerson Campus Core Precinct (Yonge St – Mutual St, Gerrard St – Dundas St) Currently, this is the considered the core of campus and reflects the university’s most immediate footprint.
- Ryerson Academic Precinct (Bay St. – George St., Wood St – Shuter St) The Ryerson Academic Precinct is slightly larger, including spaces that surround the “core campus”. It’s defined by a 10-minute walk between classes, ensuring quick trips between classes.
- Ryerson Housing Precinct (University Ave – Ontario St, Wellesley St. – Richmond St.) The Ryerson Housing Precinct is defined as a 20-minute walk to campus and is the area in which university and faculty housing can be developed. The area accommodates an easy walk to the centre of campus and Ryerson’s academic, social and recreational amenities.
Guiding document outlines vision and plans
The Master Plan Principles document is a gateway into the principles that continue to guide campus development today. It is designed to be an accessible and graphically updated tool to help the community understand our approach to city building and managing change. Even as downtown Toronto continues its unprecedented growth, the Master Plan Principles remain current and continue to guide Ryerson through its three main goals:
- Urban intensification
- People First - pedestrianization of the urban environment
- A commitment to design excellence