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Ryerson Holiday Schedule

Umbrellas at H20 Park on Toronto's waterfront.

The following is a list of paid holidays and the mid-year break for employees.


Holiday Date
Family Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Ryerson Recharge: Mental Health Day Closure Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Victoria Day Monday, May 24, 2021
Canada Day Thursday, July 1, 2021
Ryerson Recharge: Mental Health Day Closure Friday, July 2, 2021
Ryerson Day Friday, July 30, 2021
Civic Holiday Monday, August 2, 2021
Labour Day Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 11, 2021
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25, 2021
Boxing Day Sunday, December 26, 2021
New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1, 2022
Mid-Year Break Friday, December 24, 2021 to Thursday, January 6, 2022 inclusive


Holiday Date
Family Day Monday, February 21, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Victoria Day Monday, May 23, 2022
Canada Day Friday, July 1, 2022
Ryerson Day Friday, July 29, 2022
Civic Holiday Monday, August 1, 2022
Labour Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 10, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022
Boxing Day Monday, December 26 , 2022
New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1, 2023
Mid-Year Break Monday, December 26, 2022 to Friday, January 6, 2023 inclusive

Scheduled outages

The holiday period provides an opportunity for a number of necessary maintenance tasks requiring minor power outages. These outages, combined with the university’s energy conservation program, mean the heating and ventilation systems will be operating at minimal levels that result in very cool temperatures and therefore are not well-suited for prolonged work.

Access restrictions

If there is a need to enter a building during the university closure period, access control will be consistent with holiday closures. Faculty/staff OneCards are programmed for holiday access on an as-needed basis. If you require access to Ryerson buildings during holidays or mid-year break closures, contact your manager or department administrator who can help confirm your authorization level and make adjustments if necessary in advance of the break.

Students must contact their Chair to request holiday access.  

Please contact Security at 416-979-5040 or if you wish to enter alarmed areas so that system schedules can be adjusted accordingly.