Over the past year, Ryerson University has completed major upgrades along Nelson Mandela Way, Victoria Street and Gould Street as part of the Campus Public Realm Plan. Some of the new features include a concrete ramp and automated door at the north end of Kerr Hall to create an accessible entrance, an additional ramp to Jorgenson Hall and one to Kerr Hall West.
Gould Street and part of Victoria Street roadways were raised to sidewalk level and paving stones were installed over a bed of concrete to make the pedestrian zone permanent and more accessible, and permanent furniture has been added along Gould Street and Nelson Mandela Way. New plants and upgraded lighting were also installed. Below the surface, cable duct banks were installed to provide pathways for future technology advancements. This work supports connectivity improvements as the campus grows.
The Campus Core Revitalization project was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of $7 million in funding towards the overall budget from the City of Toronto and support from Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam.