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My Favourite English Courses at Ryerson

I have now graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English. At first, I was scared to graduate and join the so-called ~real world~ but now I am excited to start taking what I’ve learned here at Ryerson and putting it into practice. As I come to the end of my degree, […]

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Best Libraries in Toronto

Arthur spoke nothing but the TRUTH when he told us that having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! As a writer and English student, I remain partial to libraries. Not only are libraries free, but they are great places to get inspired by the shelves of books that surround you. It is my […]

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Toronto’s Best Vegan Restaurants

As a vegetarian, there’s a little thrill I get when I look at a menu and have more than two options at my disposal. Vegan restaurants have become quite trendy in the past few years in Toronto as more people adapt to plant-based diets. Whether you don’t eat meat, dairy, or both, this city is […]

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The Donut Guide to Toronto

There is no snack more Canadian than a classic donut. While Tim Hortons donuts are good on points of convenience and price, Toronto’s donut scene has so much more to offer for your taste buds. We’re a city that loves donuts so much that last year someone created a donut map of the TTC! Use […]

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Notes from a Fourth Year Me to a First Year Me

I just completed my final month of university, which is scary and exciting at the same time. I went from being a small-town girl, embarking upon the city with a bright-eyed idealism to a cynical broke student with no future prospects. Just kidding, Ryerson prepared me for the real world, and I’m happy to say […]

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Best Day Trips from Toronto

Now that the school year is over, thoughts of summer and the freedom that accompanies it begin to filter through my mind. I spent my final days in class fantasizing about booking a one-way ticket to Paris, and hanging out along the Seine with surrealist artists who encourage me to publish my novel, when suddenly I remember […]

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Art Communities at Ryerson

In second year, my creative writing professor told me that it is a common myth that artists work alone, when in fact the most important thing an artist can do is surround themselves with a community of like-minded individuals. As a writer myself, the best thing I ever did was start a writing club so […]

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Living On or Off Campus?

Now in my fourth year at Ryerson, I’ve had the chance to live both on and off campus. Deciding where to live is not always easy, as there are numerous factors including costs, accessibility, convenience, and safety. Not everyone can afford to live downtown, but not everyone has the energy to commute for three hours […]

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From Paris with Love: My Exchange in France

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any struggling writer must be in want of a Parisian artist life. In my second year the universe, but perhaps more accurately Ryerson University, answered my calls and granted me the opportunity to go on exchange in my third year to the Université de Versailles, just outside of […]

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Why Toronto is Better Than New York City

When trying to explain Toronto to non-Torontonians, I find myself saying “it’s like the New York City of Canada.” Recently, I’ve realized that is all a LIE! If anything, New York City is actually the Toronto of the United States. With all its diverse neighbourhoods, Toronto has a personality too big for the five boroughs […]

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