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Ryerson University

General Information

Ryerson University is located in Toronto, Ontario and serves almost 30 000 students. Students can take a virtual tour of Ryerson through their Ryerson Video tour.  Ryerson University offers more than 100 programs in its 6 faculties and schools:

  • Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Faculty of Communication & Design
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science

The main address of Ryerson University is:

Ryerson University:
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 2K3
(416) 979-5000

www.ryerson.ca

 

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At Ryerson University, students with disabilities receive services through Academic Accommodation Support, who work as part of the Student Learning Support team. This centre is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Programs

Ryerson University offers 2 transition programs for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD, and/or mental health issues heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. Students Heading into Full Time (SHIFT) offers a week of on-campus activities which focuses on connecting students to the various support services that are available to them. Portage is a 3-day adventure program in Algonquin Park where students will gain confidence, and become better prepared for the transition to post-secondary.

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Ryerson University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Ryerson University’s Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Ryerson University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome

  • A copy of your psycho-educational or neuro-psychological assessment completed by a registered psychologist or psychiatrist (completed within the last 3-5 years)

Medical or Mental Health Condition, or with Sensory Impairments

 

To learn about the specific documentation requirements for Ryerson University, please contact the Academic Accommodation Support directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Medical Centre at Ryerson University offers a range of services from their team of health care practitioners, including appointments with a family physician.

Counselling Services

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling offers counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Academic Support

Student Learning Support at Ryerson University offers several resources for students, including Math, writing and study skills support. The Math Centre supports Ryerson students in all programs with their math skills and math-related courses. The Writing Support at Ryerson University helps students to become better writers by engaging them in meaningful conversations about their writing. Study Skills and Transition Support offers workshops, individual and group help, and peer tutoring to students to help them be successful.  

Library Services

The Ryerson University Library & Archive offers various resources for students such as databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The library also provides audio visual services, borrowing services, borrowing from another library, instructional services, and research help.  The Ronald D. Besse Information & Learning Commons, located in the library provides access to a wide variety of resources with advanced technology and provides assistance to students to help them integrate technology into their academic pursuit. 

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Ryerson University’s Scholarships and Awards office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Ryerson University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Ryerson University’s Housing and Residence Life Office accommodates 850 students in 3 residence buildings in traditional and apartment style rooms. Residence works on a lottery system and is not guaranteed for first year students, however preference is given to students transitioning directly from high school and those who live more than 50 kilometres away. All residence buildings at Ryerson University are co-ed and feature the following amenities:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms come furnished and include internet access, local phone service, and cable television. Residence costs vary according to building and room selection. Optional meal plans can be purchased and operate on a declining balance system.

Two of the residence buildings at Ryerson University are accessible to students with differing abilities, and have barrier-free design features. Students who require special accommodations in residence will need to complete the Residence Accessibility Accommodation Request form (which must be signed by one’s health care provider).

Off-Campus Housing

Ryerson University offers Places4Students which is an accommodation listing service where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Ryerson offers a Campus Map. Click on a building name or location to view a description, the accessibility of the location and driving instructions.

Toronto Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is comprised of subways, buses, and streetcars. A discounted Post-Secondary Student Monthly Metro Pass is available for purchase for full-time students at Ryerson University. Schedules and maps are provided for each of the TTC transit options.

Accessibility
The TTC offers accessible services on both their buses and subways. Accessible services on buses include kneeling features, ramps, lifts, automated next stop announcements, wheel chair and scooter positions, and priority seating. The subways provide accessible services such as wheel chair positions and priority seating. There are elevators at half of the subway stations, with the goal of the remaining stations to be accessible by 2025.

The TTC offers the Support Person Assistance Card which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the support program must fill out the application form.

Wheel-Trans is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities. The TTC has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Wheel-Trans. Persons seeking to use Wheel-Trans must participate in an in-person interview. 

Academic Programs

Ryerson University offers a wide range of Programs in their 6 faculties and schools. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Ryerson University is available on their website.

Contact Information

Academic Accommodation Support
(416) 979-5290
aasadmin@ryerson.ca

The Medical Centre
(416) 979-5070
medicalct@ryerson.ca
Located in Room W181 West Kerr Hall

Centre for Student Development Counselling
(416) 979-5195
csdc@ryerson.ca 
Located in Room JOR-07C, Lower Ground Floor, Jorgenson Hall

Student Learning Support 
(416) 598-5978
sls@ryerson.ca
Located in the 4th floor, Student Learning Centre

Library & Archive
(416) 979-5055
refdesk@ryerson.ca

Scholarships and Awards
(416) 979-5036
finaid@ryerson.ca

Residence Life Office
(416) 979-5284
housing@ryerson.ca

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Ryerson University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.