Toronto Metropolitan University

Learn about services for students at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) is located in Toronto, Ontario and serves over 40,000 undergraduate students. Toronto Metropolitan University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in six faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Ted Rogers School of Management
  • The Creative School

 The main address of Toronto Metropolitan University is:

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

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) provides academic accommodation and related support to students with disabilities at Toronto Metropolitan University. In partnership with students and faculty, AAS implements individualised accommodation plans to reduce disability-related barriers and ensure that students have equal access to education.


Documentation Requirements

In order to access accommodations at Toronto Metropolitan University, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.


Transition Programs

SHIFT is Toronto Metropolitan University’s summer program for students with disabilities who are heading into their first year of post-secondary studies. This one-day program provides information about registering with Academic Accommodation Support, as well as an opportunity to talk to current students with disabilities at Toronto Metropolitan University. We also offer an introduction to:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Learning strategies and self-advocacy 
  • The online and in-person university learning environment (including lectures)
  • Campus resources for student wellbeing and academic success

Webinars for parents are also available. 

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Technology Support

Accessibility Technology Support provides information for diverse needs, with many of the resources for blind or low-vision users who use assistive technologies like screen readers.


Support Services Available

Navigate TMU 

The Navigate TMU Program is intended to help students feel more confident and prepared to navigate the university experience. Nativate TMU resources include navigating your identity, your wellbeing, the community, your learning, systems and structures, and resources available.


Health Services

The Medical Centre at Toronto Metropolitan 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 confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment for any student.


Academic Support

Student Learning Support at Toronto Metropolitan University offers several resources for students, including math, writing and study skills support. The Math Centre supports Toronto Metropolitan students in all programs with their math skills and math-related courses. Writing and Language Support at Toronto Metropolitan 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 as well as peer tutoring to students to help them be successful. Other support areas include Graduate Student Support and the Test Centre


Academic Advising

Toronto Metropolitan University has program advisors in each faculty and school to assist students with any questions or concerns related to their academic program of study.


Library Services

The Toronto Metropolitan University Library offers virtual services, programs, and various resources for students such as databases, journals, e-books, streaming services, data, and e-videos etc. The library also provides audio-visual services, workshops, instruction sessions, digital course readings, laptop and wifi loans, 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

Toronto Metropolitan 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. Students can also learn about entrance scholarships available to them. Information regarding Toronto Metropolitan University's Student Financial Assistance support can be found on their website. 

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Toronto Metropolitan University accommodates students in three residence buildings in traditional and apartment style rooms. Residence is not guaranteed for first-year students, and preference is given to students transitioning directly from high school and those who live furthest away from the university. All residence buildings at Toronto Metropolitan University are co-ed and feature the following amenities: 

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

All residences come furnished and include Internet access, local phone service and cable television. Residence costs vary according to building and room selection. Mandatory meal plans are required and operate on a declining balance system.

Two of the residence buildings at Toronto Metropolitan 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

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

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Toronto Metropolitan University 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. Schedules and maps are provided for each of the TTC transit options.


The TTC offers accessible services on both their buses and subways. Accessible services on buses include kneeling features, ramps, lifts, automated next stop announcements, wheelchair and scooter positions, and priority seating. The subways provide accessible services such as wheelchair 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 an 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. 

Academic Programs

Toronto Metropolitan University offers a wide range of programs in six faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Ted Roger School of Management
  • The Creative School
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