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Navigating Ryerson

Fall along Gould and Victoria Streets with yellow leaves on the trees and people walking by.

Get acquainted with the neighbourhood, the campus, the culture and the people.

Knowing where you're going and who you're working with can save you a lot of time!

The neighbourhood

Located in the hub of downtown Toronto, Ryerson’s campus blurs the boundaries between city and institution. At one of Canada’s busiest intersections, Yonge and Dundas, the university is easily accessed by public transit and is in close proximity to many landmarks, including the Eaton Centre, Massey Hall, the Mattamy Athletic Centre, Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall.

The campus

The Student Learning Centre serves as a gateway from Yonge Street to the university campus, and pedestrian-friendly Gould Street is a popular spot for Ryersonians to enjoy the Farmers’ Markets, skate on Lake Devo, and celebrate milestones throughout the academic year.

This interactive campus map allows you to click on any campus building for a description of how that space is used, directions to get there, and even video tours! It also indicates parking, accessibility, security and information checkpoints on campus.

A tour of the campus is offered following the New Employee Orientation workshop. If you haven't already done so, visit the Learning Events Calendar to sign up for the next session.

Access Ryerson offers Access Tours upon request — accessible tours specifically looking at barrier-free routes of travel throughout interior and exterior spaces on campus.

The lingo

Navigating Ryerson is not all about maneuvering through the physical space—it’s also learning the many acronyms used in our daily language. This PDF filelist of common abbreviations used at the university may help avoid some confusion. If you hear an acronym you don't know, just ask!

Faculty and staff resources

For a directory of internal services available to support your work from the day-to-day tasks to more long-term initiatives, check out the Faculty and Staff page.

Contact directory

Use the Ryerson contact directory to search for colleagues by first or last name, or by department or faculty.