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Food Services

Food Services

Looking for a bite to eat on or around campus? Congress and Ryerson Eats has you covered!

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Social Square
Expo Café
On-campus food outlets
Local eateries

Social Square

Ryerson’s Gould Street will be transformed into the Social Square for Congress 2017 and will encompass a variety of unique offerings! An outdoor space will feature bistro seating, a diverse selection of delicious prepared foods, such as Earth+City raw vegan goods, De La Mer sustainable seafood dips and barbecue, a variety of fresh baked goods, and a local farmer’s market with fresh organic goods from Ontario vendors. This space will also offer performances by local musicians and entertainers, as well as products from local artisans. Nearby, inside the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), attendees will find a licensed bar and additional lunch options. Come enjoy what Toronto has to offer at the heart of campus!

Hours of operation:
Saturday - Wednesday: 11:30 – 15:30
Thursday - Friday: closed

Download the Social Square menu

Expo Cafés

Ryerson Eats will present Expo attendees with two options for grabbing snacks and refreshments in the Congress Hub, located in the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Both cafes will also provide rest space to ponder the offerings of over 50 participating exhibitors.

Monday to Sunday: 07:30 – 15:30

West Concourse Café
Saturday to Sunday: 09:00 – 15:30
Monday to Friday: Closed

On-campus food outlets

Ryerson Eats is proud to provide wholesome, delicious, affordable, Ontario-sourced food for our campus community.  As you move around campus, we hope you notice student-friendly food prices, wholesome meal options including lots of fresh, local and sustainably-sourced ingredients, and a wide range of menu items that are just as inclusive and diverse as Ryerson’s community. 

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters (artisanal coffees & sweet treats)
RIC - Ryerson Image Centre
- Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Saturday to Sunday: 07:00 – 19:00

ILLC Dining Room (breakfast)
ILC-International Living Learning Centre
- Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – 09:00

Oakham Café (breakfast, salads, sandwiches, light fare)
OAK – Oakham House
- Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 15:00
- Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Starbucks (coffee, baked goods, light fare)
SLC - Student Learning Centre
- Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 15:00
- Saturday to Sunday: Closed

The Hub Café (grill, soups, pizza)
JOR - Jorgenson Hall, 1st floor
- Monday to Thursday: 08:30 – 14:30
- Friday: 08:30 – 13:30
- Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Local eateries

There is also a plethora of local restaurants and food outlets within walking distance which we encourage you to discover during your time at Congress. Some locations are offering discounts and special deals to registered Congress attendees when your official Congress badge and the Congress Restaurant Incentive pamphlet is shown (pick-up during Congress at any Info Kiosk).

Badali Bar and Cucina (Italian)
156 Front Street West
-Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 21:30
-Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
-Friday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
-Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00
Offering 15% off any entrée at lunch or dinner with the Congress Restaurant Incentive pamphlet.

Eaton Centre Food Court (variety of fast-food options)
220 Yonge Street
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 21:30
- Saturday: 09:30 – 21:30
- Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00

East Thirty-Six (Tapas)
36 Wellington Street East
- Monday to Sunday: 16:00 – 02:00
Offering 20% off all food with the Congress Restaurant Incentive pamphlet.

Loblaws Café (coffee, pastries, sandwiches and salads)
60 Carlton Street
- Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – 23:00

Metro (coffee, deli sandwiches, salads)
89 Gould Street
- Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – 23:30

Marché (various)
181 Bay Street
- Monday to Sunday: 07:30 – 23:00
Offering $10 off regular priced packages with the Congress Restaurant Incentive pamphlet.

Page One Cafe & Bar (craft beers, cocktails and coffee)
8 -106 Mutual Street
- Monday to Wednesday: 08:00 – 22:00
- Thursday to Saturday: 08:00 – 24:00
- Sunday: 09:00 – 20:00

Rise Espresso (organic, free-trade coffee & espresso drinks)
107 Mutual Street
- Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00
- Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00
- Sunday: Closed

Tim Hortons at DSQ (coffee, soup, sandwiches, donuts)
10 Dundas Street E, level B1
- Monday to Sunday: 05:00 – 24:00

The OverDraught Irish Pub (Pub fare)
156 Front Street West
-Monday: 11:30 - 23:00
-Tuesday to Thursday: 11:30 - 01:00
-Friday: 11:30 - 02:00
-Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00
-Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00
Offering 15% off any entrée at lunch or dinner with the Congress Restaurant Incentive pamphlet.

The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc (Moroccan Dinner Theatre)
49 Front Street East
- Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30 - 16:00
Offering a three course lunch at $30/person or a three course dinner with show at $45/person with the Congress Restaurant Incentive pamphlet.