Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Student Learning Centre?

The Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre (SLC) is a place for the Ryerson community to study, collaborate, and invent.

An iconic structure in the heart of Toronto, it is the symbolic “front door” of campus. It shares a physical and virtual connection to Ryerson University Library. Together, these sister towers are a world-class learning destination for the Ryerson community.

What influences the operations of the SLC?

The building is guided by five principles:

  1. Respect the needs of the students.
  2. Maximize the use of the SLC in ways that support the first principle and promotes academic stakeholder activity.
  3. Leverage opportunities for student and Ryerson community engagement.
  4. Foster a dynamic environment.
  5. Enhance Ryerson University’s reputation.

Is the SLC only for studying?

The Ryerson community is encouraged to use the SLC in ways that support the five principles. On top of studying, Ryerson community members can use the SLC for events through tabling opportunities, seminar rooms, and Amphitheatre bookings.

The SLC is also home to academic stakeholders:


How do I get to the SLC by public transit?

If you’re traveling to the SLC by public transit, there are many stations close by:

TTC – The nearest subway stations are College or Dundas station

GO Transit – The nearest stop is Union Station. From there it is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute subway ride to Dundas station.

Greyhound bus – The Bay Street bus station is a block west of campus.

Is the SLC accessible?

All SLC entrances are accessible. From Gould Street, there is a ramp at the southeast corner of the building (at O’Keefe Lane).  During operating hours, an elevator is also available to bring guests from street level to the main entrance.


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? We will be accepting submissions year-round, giving all Ryerson community members a chance to make their mark in our stairwell! All Ryerson artists (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) can submit their work.  Whether through text or art, we want to see what you have to say!

Selected artists will be invited to come in and recreate their submission with chalk in our stairwells.  To submit your work, and get all the details, fill out this form here.

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

Can I put up posters in the SLC? 

Read our no postering policy here

Can I put my ad on the SLC’s digital screens? 

Digital screens on the first floor (above the elevators) are reserved for SLC stakeholder events, building operations and University messaging.

Try submitting your ad to Ryerson’s network of over 70 screens across campus — one of which is in the Starbucks area of the SLC. Specs and submission guidelines here. 


Is there wifi in the building?

The SLC has wifi available for all Ryerson students, faculty and staff. If you are not a Ryerson community member, you can connect to wifi if your home institution participates in eduroam. Before coming to the SLC, configure your wireless eduroam connection, then sign in using the credentials from your home institution.

Are there places to charge my laptop and phone?

Yes, every workstation has an outlet! There are also phone charging stations located in the main entrance of the SLC and on Floors 4 – 8 by the elevators. They can charge any type of device. Please remember to stay with your device at all times.

Are there computer labs or printing stations in the SLC?

The SLC is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)! If you don’t have one with you, there is a Laptop Loan Program in the Library. There are also two printing stations available in the Library on floors 2 and 5.


I can’t study if I get hungry. Is there food nearby to keep me focused?

It’s important to make sure you’re getting enough food and water while you’re studying. So there are water bottle refill stations and water fountains at the entrance of the washrooms on each floor.

If you’re looking for food, the SLC has a couple of options for you:

  • Starbucks on the first floor, across from the Amphitheatre.
  • Basil Box on the ground floor. Access is from outside on Yonge Street only.
  • If you brought food from home, there are microwaves in the Service Hub on the first floor of the Podium building.

If you need a snack, there are vending machines on most floors, each payable by OneCard. Drink vending machines also accept cash. Here’s the breakdown:


Is it possible to take a tour of one of the green roofs?

In order to access the green roofs in the SLC, you must have adequate training, supervision, and harnessing, which unfortunately cannot be offered to our visitors. For more information about the other green roofs on campus and Ryerson’s Urban Farm, click here.


How do I report a problem?

If something is broken, please contact slchelp@ryerson.ca.

If you’ve lost something, visit the SLC Headquarters in SLC 516 on the fifth floor.  

To contact Campus Security, call 416-979-5040. If it’s an emergency, call 911.


Thanks for all of this information but I still have questions!

Let us know by email slchelp@ryerson.ca or check out our Instagram @ryersonslc for more information!