A city of possibilities
University life is different in the heart of Canada’s most dynamic city. When you step out of the classroom, there’s an array of activities and opportunities that await you.
From Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods to its globally renowned food scene, the city is a hub for cultural exploration and discovery. It’s also the economic capital of Canada. When you study here, you’ll find countless internship options and local partners to launch your big idea and you’ll have access to a robust job market to help you kick-start your career.
From here, you can go anywhere.
Life in Toronto
Toronto is home to a number of professional sports teams and boasts a passionate fanbase!
- Toronto Raptors – 2019 NBA Finals Champions! – National Basketball Association (NBA)
- Toronto Blue Jays – Major League Baseball (MLB)
- Toronto Maple Leafs – National Hockey League (NHL)
- Toronto Argonauts – Canadian Football League (CFL)
- Toronto FC – Major League Soccer (MLS)
- Rogers Cup Tennis – [See U.S. Open Champ Bianca Andreescu]
- Want to cheer on the Ryerson Rams? Visit a local game at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, free with your OneCard.
Food and Shopping
The PATH has over 30 kilometres worth of shopping, services and entertainment. According to the Guinness World Records, it’s the largest underground shopping complex in the world and it belongs in downtown Toronto! It links the city’s major tourist, entertainment, and business attractions!
There are many convenient places to get a bite to eat nearby, such as:
- Salad King, external link: 340 Yonge Street
- Basil Box, external link: Ryerson Student Learning Centre
- Loblaws, external link: Carlton & Church
- The Urban Eatery, external link: Eaton Centre, Yonge & Dundas
The two student unions on-campus operate both a café and a pub. Oakham Café, external link offers coffee, pastries and light meals at affordable prices in the historic Oakham House. The Ram in the Rye, external link is the on-campus pub and regularly hosts free activities and events. As you can imagine, it’s one of the most popular student hangouts on-campus.
For fresh produce and meat, there are several areas, markets and shops in and near the downtown area:
- Toronto Chinatown, external link: a number of shops, restaurants, activities, historic monuments, and spas located at Spadina and Dundas
- Kensington Market, external link: located at Kensington and Baldwin, this diverse neighbourhood provides, restaurants, shopping, art and much more!
- St. Lawrence Market, external link: home to 120 vendors, merchants and artisans, located at Front and Jarvis
There are also a number of grocery store chains near Toronto Metropolitan University:
- Metro, external link: Gould and Mutual, College Park at Yonge and College
- No Frills, external link: 449 Parliament Street and 555 Sherbourne Street
- Loblaws, external link: Carlton and Church
- The Kitchen Table, external link: Atrium-on-Bay at Yonge and Dundas
- Longos, external link: Dundas and Elizabeth
- Sobeys, external link: College Park at Yonge and College
Whether you are hunting for an outfit, grabbing a bite to eat, or looking for an escape from bad weather, there are plenty of shopping malls in Toronto!
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, external link: This North York, external link mall regularly starts off with a stressful experience trying to secure a parking spot. However, once you’re finished that battle you have access to 250+ stores.
CF Sherway Gardens, external link: This Etobicoke, external link mall services west-enders with plenty of upscale choices. Sherway Gardens is best known for its iconic tented roof, is the city’s best for a day of relaxed window shopping.
CF Fairview Mall, external link: this North York, external link shopping centre manages to pack a lot – books, booze, small appliances, toys and fashion for every age and budget – into a manageable space.
CF Toronto Eaton Centre, external link: The CF Toronto Eaton Centre is located conveniently for the Ryerson community in the heart of downtown Toronto, featuring more than 250 shops. CF Toronto Eaton Centre attracts almost 50 million visitors annually and ranks as one of North America’s best performing centres.
Bayview Village Shops, external link: As one of Toronto’s pricier malls, you’ll find high end shops.