The University and the City: Tapping the Potential of Ryersons Master Plan

Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science is pleased to announce “The University and the City: Tapping the Potential of Ryerson’s Master Plan,” a roundtable discussion taking place on Thursday, March 15, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The event features a panel of international experts – architects, urban designers, planners, and theorists – who will consider innovative strategies for enhancing interfaces (physical, economic, social, and political) between academic institutions and their neighbouring communities.

Panel members include:

Margaret Crawford, Professor of Urban Design and Planning Theory, GSD, Harvard University
Anne Cormier, Professor, Facult de l’Amnagement, Universit de Montral
Robert Freedman, Director of Urban Design, City of Toronto
Ken Greenberg, Greenberg Consultants, Toronto Bruce Kuwabara, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Toronto
Glen Murray, Navigator Limited, Visiting Scholar & Urban Policy Coordinator, University of Toronto
Michel Schreinemachers, Next Architects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ryerson’s Master Plan is a bold undertaking, the development of a 20-year blueprint to revitalize the campus and act as a catalyst for change and renewal in the surrounding district.

Department of Architectural Science professors Colin Ripley and Marco Polo will moderate. The event will be held in Room 1-148/150 of the Ryerson Business Building which is located at 55 Dundas Street West in Toronto. The event is free and open to the public.

For further information on the roundtable, please contact Professor Ian MacBurnie at or (416) 979-5000 x 6496.