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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.


Toronto is home to a number of professional sports teams and boasts a passionate fanbase!

Food and Shopping

The Path

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!


Nearby Eateries

There are many convenient places to get a bite to eat nearby, such as:

The campus cafeteria, the Hub Café on the main floor of the PDF file Podium Building offers a wide variety of food options.

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.

Two coffee shop chains, both offering coffee and food, Tim Hortons, external link and Balzac’s, external link have locations on-campus.

In the mood for something outside the Ryerson area? Visit, external link! Or do you want to order in? Visit skip the dishes, external link and uber eats, external link.


Grocery stores

For fresh produce and meat, there are several areas, markets and shops in and near the downtown area:

There are also a number of grocery store chains near Toronto Metropolitan University:


Shopping Malls

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.

Scarborough Town Centre, external link: This Scarborough, external link mall is for shoppers more interested in variety. It’s a mix of major chains, big box retailers and independent shops.

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 Shops at Don Mills, external link: This outdoor complex has brought highbrow shopping to what was once a humble neighbourhood, external link.

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.

Pacific Mall, external link: Considered the “Largest Chinese Indoor Mall in North America,” this Markham, external link destination is home to nearly 500 shops.

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.

Vaughan Mills, external link: This outlet mall, external link delivers bargains and outlet versions of almost every major shoe store, as well as nostalgic entertainment.

Bayview Village Shops, external link: As one of Toronto’s pricier malls, you’ll find high end shops.

Square One Shopping Centre, external link: This Mississauga, external link mall is a mix of independent, chain and big box retailers.

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