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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. 

Construction fencing placement

The project zone will be fenced off for public safety. Starting in April, pedestrian travel will be maintained on the Gould Street sidewalks, as well as around Lake Devo to provide access to The Chang School (CED) and the Victoria Building (VIC).

Nelson Mandela Walk has re-opened from Gerrard Street East to the Library (LIB) main entrance. The accessible entrance to LIB remains available via Gould Street and will be maintained for the duration of construction.

Beginning April 1, Victoria Street — including the sidewalks — will be closed from Dundas Street to Gould Street, except the sidewalk alongside Lake Devo. During this time, VIC and CED will be accessible to pedestrians from the Lake Devo plaza. The Ryerson Security office will continue to be accessible via the main doors of VIC and may also be reached via the Victoria Street Laneway doors on the east side of the building. The entrances are highlighted in the map that follows.

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

Map of construction fencing and entrances to C.E.D. and VIC as described in accompanying text.

Emergency steam pipe repairs

Public utility crews from the City of Toronto and Enwave have determined that a major emergency repair project must be undertaken. To complete this emergency repair, Enwave will need to excavate a channel, section by section, along Gould Street, from O’Keefe Lane to the Student Campus Centre (SCC).

This work is unrelated to any Ryerson project, but must take place within the Campus Core Revitalization job site on Gould Street and will extend fencing along Gould Street, beyond our site. Our contractor is working with Enwave’s engineers to minimize the disruption to our site and the work that has already been completed.

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:


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