SLC to close at 5 p.m. on Aug 29 for SLC Live

A night time shot of the exterior of the SLC
The building will close at 5 p.m. on Aug 29 to prepare for the SLC Live event that evening.

The SLC will close early on Thursday, Aug 29 at 5 p.m. to prepare to host SLC Live, the biggest event of Ryerson’s Orientation Week. CGWRs will close at 4 p.m.

Alternative study space is available across campus including the Library, POD, ENG and RCC (campus map). Thank you for your understanding and co-operation!

The SLC re-opens on Friday, Aug 30 at 8:30 a.m. as normal.

Don’t forget that we are closed for the Labour Day long weekend and we begin operating on Fall hours on Tuesday, Sept 3.

Improvements coming soon! SLC’s 5th and 8th floors to be renovated this summer

What you need to know about closures during renovations

Renovations coming soon to the 5th and 8th floors

The 5th and 8th floors of the SLC will be closed for renovations at certain times this summer. We are making improvements to CGWR’s and open spaces to provide students an even better experience in the building.

What’s happening?

  • Repainting the walls on 5th and 8th floors
  • Sound absorption installation in all CGWR’s
  • Installing new whiteboards
  • Carpets removed in 5th and 8th floor CGWRs
  • New carpeting on the 8th floor open spaces

When are the closures?

5th Floor

  • CGWR’s are offline and unavailable from June 24 to July 29
  • The entire floor is closed for construction from July 7 to July 18

8th Floor

  • CGWR’s are offline and unavailable from July 8 to August 10
  • The entire floor is closed for construction from July 22 to August 10

There will be no elevator access to the 5th and 8th floors during the construction periods. Elevators will bypass those floors during those dates.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation as we work to enhance the SLC!

SLC Gould Street entrance re-opened

UPDATE — June 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m.: The SLC’s main entrance has re-opened following an earlier police investigation that closed Gould Street.


The main entrance of the SLC is closed this morning due to an on-going police investigation on Gould Street. The SLC is open and accessible via the 2nd floor Library bridge.  Enter through the Library entrance on Nelson Mandela Walk or Jorgenson Hall at 380 Victoria St.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We will post a follow-up message when our Gould Street entrance re-opens.

Earth Hour at the SLC

The SLC, and Ryerson University, will be joining millions from around the world participating in Earth Hour 2019 to continue raising awareness on the interconnectivity of climate change with the benefits of nature and people.

On March 30th from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM the SLC will be switching off our lights as a symbol of our commitment to continually improve our environmental impact. Take this time to share your support, ideas, and personal connection to nature using #Connect2Earth.

The following non-essential lighting in and around the SLC will be turned off from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM:

  • Lights on Floors 3 and 4
  • Lights installed on the windows on Floors 1 and 2
  • Lights on Floors 5 to 8, depending on occupancy
  • Exterior lights

All floors and areas will be monitored accordingly. Lights will not be turned off if there are any perceived risks.

This Saturday we invite you to switch off your lights and #Connect2Earth.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or stop by LIB272B.

Taste of The SLC

The SLC is gearing up for a brand new event, Taste of the SLC: A Food Market running from April 4th-5th and we are inviting all makers, decorators, and bakers of food to apply as a food vendor!

Vendors should be prepared to have food items ready to sell. We will provide you with table space (varying sizes available) and encourage you to decorate the table in whatever way represents you best. We will be promoting the event, but encourage each vendor to market their participation through their own social media channels once we send official graphics for Taste of The SLC.

To grab guests’ attention we will be offering the chance to win discount coupons. Each vendor will provide a 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% coupon for a total of five discount coupons (that each apply to a maximum of one item) to be used at your booth. The SLC’s Food Market Team will be on site the day of to make sure this runs smoothly.

This will be a great opportunity to engage with SLC guests and the Ryerson community in a high traffic area.

Please fill out this form to apply for your free vendor booth today!

Application deadline is extended to March 15th. You will hear back from us by March 19th.

We are so excited to showcase the diverse talent, creativity, and enthusiasm of the Ryerson community!

Calling All Artists!

Have you ever wondered who creates the art in the stairwells? Currently, most of the art has been created by our very own talented student staff. The stairwell art initiative was developed to spread positive messages, and fill an otherwise blank space with something colourful and lively.

Want to have your art featured at the SLC? This is your chance to make your mark!

The SLC is calling all Ryerson artists (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) to submit your work. The design theme is DIVERSITY, and whether through text or art, we want to see what you have to say!

Winners will be invited to come in and recreate their submission with chalk in our stairwells.


To submit your work, and get all details, fill out this form before March 22nd, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

IMPORTANT: Please read the first two pages of the form before getting started on your design. These pages include all information regarding:


If you are interested in learning more about our current art, check out this article in Ryerson Folio.

Round dark blue circle with rainbow chalk lines running vertically down the centre, at the forefront there are white words reading: Make Your Mark. Underneath the main words it reads #RSLC

Ryerson to reopen today following weather closure

UPDATE: Feb 13, 2019, 5:06 a.m. – Ryerson and the SLC will reopen this morning. All classes and programming are running as scheduled.

Please allow yourself extra time to commute and be cautious on the sidewalks and roads.


Due to expected weather conditions, Ryerson University including the SLC is closed on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This includes all classes, university-run events, research labs, business services and administrative operations. Student residences remain open.

Please check University channels for further updates: and @RyersonU.

If you have questions about a class, lab, work placements, exams or mid-terms, you should contact your instructor.

Employees should contact their leader if they have any questions or concerns.

Ryerson to reopen Thursday following weather closure

UPDATE – Feb 6, 2019, 8:46pm: Ryerson University is due to reopen Thursday morning as per usual operations. All buildings will be open, all classes and programming will resume as scheduled and employees should come to work. 

Please continue to monitor and @RyersonU in case this changes.


Due to deteriorating weather conditions including freezing rain, Ryerson University is officially closed as of 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 6. This includes all classes, university-run student events, research labs, business services and administrative operations. Student residences remain open.

Classes and labs that are already in process or have a regular end time past 1 p.m. will need to finish at 1 p.m.

Accordingly, the SLC will close as of 1 p.m. today.  CGWRs in the building will close at noon.

Please check University channels for more updates:

Same SLC, New Name!

Written by Student Content Creator: Momna Sheikh

Sheldon and Tracy Levy pose in front of the newly revealed Gould St. door sign.
(Taken by Gary Beechey)

On November 27th, the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre was officially renamed as the Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre. The name was changed to honour Ryerson’s former President, Sheldon Levy and his contributions to the university, thanks to a donation from Jack Cockwell.

Who Is Sheldon Levy?

Sheldon Levy was Ryerson’s eighth President and Vice-Chancellor. He served in that role for ten years, from 2005 to 2015. He spearheaded an era of growth at the University and oversaw some key stepping stones upon which Ryerson’s reputation stands today.  The construction of the SLC, the refurbishment of the former Maple Leaf Gardens into the Mattamy Athletic Centre and the establishment of the Digital Media Zone all took place during his presidency. He is currently the CEO of NEXT Canada, a non-profit that aims to develop Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre is named in honour of him, his wife Tracy, and their vision and passion for fostering innovation. A vision they brought to life for Ryerson through Zone Learning and great spaces such as the SLC that aim to engage, mentor and support students.

Who Is Jack Cockwell?

Jack has always been there with us at the forefront of Ryerson’s development. The university has pioneered an evolution in entrepreneurial education and, with his help, the Institute is reaching out to young people of all ages as the leaders of tomorrow.” — Ryerson President Sheldon Levy

Jack Cockwell is a long-serving member of the Ryerson’s Board of Governors. Mr. Cockwell is a director and former President and CEO of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and serves in a voluntary capacity on a number of community organization boards, including Ryerson and the Royal Ontario Museum. He has also chaired the Building Fundraising Committee for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and Ryerson’s Real Estate Advisory Committee. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, and in 2016 became a member of the Order of Canada. Ryerson’s new Health Sciences Complex on Church Street is named in honor of Jack’s mother, Daphne Cockwell, who was a nurse.  

What Is Next?

The award-winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has transformed the corner of Yonge and Gould and established Ryerson’s presence on Yonge Street. Ryerson’s future on Yonge Street will continue to grow as part of Ryerson’s Master Plan, which includes an exciting new venture with developers at Cresford. This will be happening at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard. The condo & retail development has planned to include space for Ryerson, which features an expanded presence for the University on Yonge Street.

Winter is coming, and so is Shop the SLC!

Want to shop local for the upcoming holiday season?

Shop the SLC is back this year with over 60 vendors from the Ryerson community, all with unique handcrafted goods! Come check out the local talent from November 19th to the 23rd from 10:00am – 4:00pm.


We are gearing up to transform the Student Learning Centre’s Amphitheatre into Ryerson’s largest craft market AND new for this year the 6th floor will be featuring baked goods both sweet and savoury! Get ready to celebrate the coming winter season on the beach with a sweet treat.

Each year Shop the SLC brings Ryerson students, alumni, staff and faculty together to showcase their home grown talent and entrepreneurial spirit through a free marketplace experience.

Each day will feature new vendors and products as well as a chance to win a gift bag full of products from each vendor listed that day! With a wide variety of good, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love – whether it’s for you or for a loved one.

Check out the list of vendors below  for each day :

$ = $5-$15
$$ = $15-$30
$$$= $30+

Monday, November 19

  • love closely Ltd. — Streetwear clothing — $$$+
  • BLCKSHEEPSTUDIOS — Jewellery — $$
  • Madebyjods — Artwork — $-$$$
  • Made With Love Pastries —  Baked goods — $
  • Mir’s Morsels — Healthy snacks and desserts including protein bars, energy bites, muffins, granola, and brownies — $
  • COCO XO — Chocolate treats, cupcakes, truffles, chocolate pasta, and bread! — $-$$
  • Mariana Kouzela — Adhesive wax seals — $
  • Silk Fang — Queer accessories (primarily pins and patches) — $
  • Jugo — USB chargers — $
  • Llamaru — Buttons, earrings and origami — $
  • IRL Nerd Store — Perler beads creations; keychains, ornaments and magnets — $-$$
  • What the Mun?! — Earrings for a variety of style — $-$$
  • Noomi — Clothing — $-$$$

Tuesday, November 20  

  • IMQSHOP — Jewellery — $-$$
  • The Purple Aura — Artwork — $-$$
  • Aaiza khan — Fudge Cake — $
  • Alternative Spring Break — Travel oriented or themed artwork, jewelry and baked goods — $-$$
  • Medlife Ryerson — Succulent sale – $
  • Catherine Cha — Holiday cards with original art — $
  • Azka Shahzad — Henna — $
  • Barracks Corp. — Motivation based apparel brand — $-$$$
  • Child’s Play Clothing Co — Clothing and accessories — $$$
  • Triplejoy Collections — Costume and European jewelry — $-$$$

Wednesday, November 21

  • Alternative Spring Break — Artwork and baked goods –$-$$
  • Peaches n Cream Toronto — Jewellery — $-$$$
  • Abril Mure — Baked goods — $
  • Natalie Neagu — Baked goods — $
  • Joly Biscotti — Baked goods — $
  • Vault97 — T-shirts, crewnecks, and tote bags that feature simple, digitally-drawn designs — $-$$
  • Tree Leaf Farms — Microgreens — $
  • 1998 — Seasonal cards, handmade floral headbands and flower crowns — $-$$
  • Niya Necklaces — Handmade chokers — $
  • Paper Cuts — Hand-drawn and hand-cut holiday cards and gift tags — $-$$
  • The Treasured Giftshop — Beaded jewellery, cards and stationery products — $-$$
  • Northern Philosophy — Streetwear & lifestyle clothing; hats and sweaters — $$$
  • Helen Dang — Jewellery & accessories –$
  • Bami Ogunlana — Artwork — $$$

Thursday, November 22

  • Inspira Activewear — Activewear — $$$
  • Whole on Life — Baked goods and energy balls (raw & vegan dessert in the form of a ball made with all natural ingredients) — $
  • Serenity Lashes — False eyelashes — $-$$
  • Soul Patch — Handmade goods, embroidery, tees, shoes, patches, hats, and zines —  $-$$$
  • NewArt with Nuard — Hand crafted and hand-painted silk scarves — $-$$
  • Explicit Culture — Canadian-made startup streetwear — $-$$$
  • Shelisa Ward — Baked goods — $
  • White Wall Review — Ryerson’s literary journals — $
  • Jaleesa Rae Creations — Artwork, original holiday cards and gift tags, exfoliating sugar scrubs, wood-burnt goods and more — $-$$
  • Nicole Stitches — Cross stitch pieces — $-$$
  • Ryerson Urban Farm — Urban farm honey — $
  • Krabhouse Ventures — Artworks — $$-$$$
  • Devin’s Delights — Homemade, gourmet dog treats — $

Friday, November 23

  • Sara Asalya — Homemade baked goods –$
  • Glitter & Vinyl Creations — Kitchenware (custom designed mugs, wine glasses, travel mugs, skinny tumblers, wine tumblers, water bottles, makeup bags, and more … sometimes also embellished with glitter) — $-$$$
  • Nonna’s Needles — Apparel, illustrations and embroidery art. — $-$$
  • Gal Who Sews — Hand embroidered and sewn goods! Tote bags, patches, hoops, and t-shirts –$-$$$
  • KnotYourType — Hand knitted pillows –$$$
  • Christy Lau — Earrings and socks — $-$$
  • Polymer Clay Earrings — Earrings — $$
  • Pieces of Flair — Brooches, magnets, keychains, holiday decoration and holiday cards all made out of shrinky dinks! — $
  • Elixir Apothecary  — Bath Bombs and other Bath products — $
  • Pastelerie — Pastelerie is dedicated to making South American desserts and pastries– $-$$
  • Gifting Guru — Gifting Guru is a gifting tech platform that generates instant gift recommendations for everyone on your shopping list — FREE
  • Unity — Socks and Pop-sockets — $
  • Dolce Cakes — Baked goods — $
  • Clewillustration — Prints & tote bags — $$
  • BomBae Bath — Bath bombs and other bath products — $