Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ryerson’s Fashion Department: Growing Opportunities for Women

FASHION, SUBCULTURE AND LIBERATION Ryerson’s downtown location, Yonge-Dundas, gives their students many opportunities that would not be possible elsewhere. Yonge-Dundas has been a highly commercialized area since the mid 19th century. Although the area is most known for the location … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Museum: A Collection of Forgotten Times

The Vinyl Museum was located at 355 Yonge Street, from roughly 1985-1990. In the “Night Rides” video posted on the main entry, you can see if nestled right next to A&A and Sam The Record Man. Peter Dunn first started … Continue reading

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The Pornographic Onion: Ryerson’s Hot Spot from 1968-1970

The Pornographic Onion – Ryerson’s Coffee House 1968-1970 The Pornographic Onion was a folk club located on the Ryerson campus, at the corner of Gould and Victoria in the MGM building from 1968-1970. When the building closed, students tried to … Continue reading

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The Body Politic and Ryerson

POLITICS, SUBCULTURE AND LIBERATION The Body Politic is a Canadian magazine, which was published from 1971 to 1987.  It was one of Canada’s first significant gay publications and played a prominent role in the development of the LGBT community in … Continue reading

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A New SLC…A New Yonge Street Too??

An interesting article this week from the Eyeopener (a Ryerson student newspaper) discusses the future of Yonge Street, and the growing pressure to revitalize the street as a pedestrian-only zone to encourage retail investment.  Wait…wasn’t this concept tried in the … Continue reading

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Ryerson SLC site UNofficial architectural rendition

Here is an unofficial architectural rendition of Ryerson’s SLC site, taken from Downtown Yonge BIA’s development fact sheet. The formal architectural rendition, from Zeidler Partnership of Toronto in association with Snøhetta of Oslo, is expected soon. Notice, the Empress Hotel … Continue reading

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