Welcome to Ryerson! So happy you chose the best school on earth. You're guaranteed to have a blast the next few years at our amazing school. Between all the lectures, homework, all nighters and school games make sure you take the time to get to know the city!
For those who are new to the city and want to explore or just get a sense of where the coolest places to eat, party and chill at in the city - you've come to the right place.
Consider this the unclassified school survival guide to Ryerson.
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Salad King // 340 Yonge St.
If you love Thai food, this is the best place for it. Students get 20% off Monday-Friday from 2pm-5pm. Think about how much money you can save (spend) on other things!!
St. Louis Bar and Grill // 595 Bay St.
Catch a sports game at St. Louis! You can get $5 off any hot menu item or 20% off. This cool sports bar is also super close to campus.
Amsterdam BrewHouse // 245 Queens Quay W
While the weather is still good, sit on the patio at Amsterdam Brewhouse! It overlooks the beautiful Toronto Island, and the food is amazing.
Leña // 176 Yonge St
If you just moved to the city, it's important that you live a lavish lifestyle at least once. Toronto has incredible restaurants that have stunning decor and food. Check out Leña for delicious South American food with Spanish and Italian influences.
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The Madison Ave. Pub // 14 Madison Ave.
The Maddy is a really popular spot for students. If you're looking to meet some new friends your age, you definitely need to check out this spot.
Dance Cave // 529 Bloor St. W
Not only is dance cave an absolute blast, but cover is also FREE if you show your student card. How amazing is that?
The Porch // 250 Adelaide St W.
If you just moved to Toronto, you need to go here. Get that classic Insta on the rooftop with the CN tower in the back. Make all your friends at other schools jealous.
Apt. 200 // 1034 Queen St W.
For an authentic urban Toronto club, go to Apartment 200. The music is always killer, there's tons of places to post up and you might even see some celebrities at this popular spot.
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Dineen Coffee Co. // 140 Yonge St
If you're looking to get off campus a bit, check out Dineen Coffee Co. It's close enough to campus, and super aesthetic.
Manic Coffee // 426 College St
Manic is a lowkey shop on College that has a chill atmosphere, perfect for studying or lounging with friends.
Sense Appeal Coffee Roasters // 96 Spadina Ave
For good coffee and food, Sense Appeal will definitely appeal to your senses. It's a great place to get out and into a new neighbourhood.
Balzac’s // 1 Trinity St
Balzac's has the best coffee. And we're super lucky to have one on campus. But during exam season it gets packed. If you want the delicious coffee from Balzac's but don't want the hassle, check out the beautiful distillery district location.
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Club Monaco // Multiple Locations
Club Monaco offers a full 20% discount when you show your student card, in store or online! Perfect place to cop an outfit for your internship or presentation!
Grocery shopping is expensive, take advantage of the student discount days at participating Metro stores around Toronto close to campus.
King of Kensington Thrift Store // 35 Kensington Ave
To get that cool Toronto style if you're on a budget, check out King of Kensington. Cool vintage pieces for a price you can handle!
Roots // Multiple Locations
Get those comfy exam time sweats. Bring along your student ID and you could save 20% with their student discount, only on regular priced items. Worth it!