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Campus Master Plan: Last chance to tell us what you think

Behind the Scenes, Facilities Management and Development

By Find out how the updated master plan has come together through extensive consultation and share your input before the final plan is released!

A rendering of a proposed future campus space.

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 and the city have grown and it’s time to update the Campus Master Plan.

Over the past year, Ryerson students, faculty, staff and neighbouring partners have been invited to weigh in on our campus’ plans for growth through presentations, interviews, walkshops, workshops, pop-ups, surveys and an open house. If you haven’t had a chance to weigh in yet, we’re asking you to take this last opportunity to tell us what you think before the renewed plan is released.

What consultations have taken place

  • 95+ hours of consultations
  • Walkshops, open houses, interviews, pop-ups and workshops
  • With over 1,500 participants

So far, we’ve met with

  • Students
  • Faculties
  • Employees
  • Alumni
  • Neighbours
  • Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
  • Residence associations
  • Academic and administrative leadership
  • Landlords and developers

Last chance to tell us what you think

With the Campus Master Plan update almost complete, it's now the last chance to provide your input before the final document is published.

Step 1: Explore the emerging Campus Master Plan

The Concept Plan demonstrates the evolution of the Ryerson campus over the coming decades which will be considered and developed over time. It envisions a connected, vibrant and active place of health, sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity and pedagogy. All of this comes together with the goal of supporting a world class educational experience in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Some of the proposed design features include:

  • suggested long-range redevelopments of the Kerr Hall buildings and exploring intensification opportunities in other selected buildings around campus;
  • five acres of park space in a reimagined Quad;
  • emerging neighbourhoods defined by buildings and open spaces focused around a “heart”, and supported by amenities, functions and refreshed facilities.

The plan includes recommendations for the next decade and beyond, including:

  • finding ways for the entire campus (hallway, rooftop and open space) to provide opportunities for pedagogy and research to enhance the academic experience;
  • developing partnerships with the community to amplify pedagogy, research and campus life;
  • reconsidering land use;
  • creating clear frontages and entrances;
  • developing a well-connected network of open spaces;
  • continuing to enhance and improve pedestrian, cycling and public transit infrastructure.

Finally, the proposed plan identifies “opportunity sites” to increase the capacity of the campus by an additional two million new square feet through redevelopment, renovation and additions to existing university buildings.

Explore more from the January 21 Open House presentation

Step 2: Tell us what you think before March 12

Complete the master plan emerging concept survey

To learn more

If you’re interested in learning more about the Campus Master Plan development process, please contact Molly Anthony, director, real estate at or 416-979-5000, ext. 552357.