As Ryerson grows, it must continue to provide a vibrant and engaging network of public spaces that promote a vibrant and harmonious campus life for its students, employees and the broader community. We have developed a vision for Ryerson’s public realm that will help to create welcoming and inspiring spaces that enrich the campus experience.
Launch of the Public Realm Plan
Thanks to thoughtful input from the Ryerson community throughout its development, the Public Realm Plan was launched in October 2016.
Some highlights from the community consultations that went into shaping the Plan included:
Placemaking is important; the plan should create high-quality destinations.
Planting and greenery, lighting, public art and street furniture are popular wants.
Some approaches can achieve multiple goals (e.g. lighting can address safety but also be a public art statement).
First priority project is Gould Street.
Phased approach allows for achievable goals
The Campus Public Realm Plan is broken into phases to ensure realistic implementation goals. As projects are selected to go forward, we will begin another round of discussions and workshops with the community to further inform the detailed design process.