Ryerson ends contract with unpopular campus food provider

August 1, 2013

Ryerson University has decided to end its contract with long-time campus food contractor Aramark Canada Ltd. and hire Chartwells, which promises to provide more “local and sustainable” food to campus cafeterias. Faculty and students were upset earlier this year when Ryerson spent more than $5.6 million for running its food operations at a loss. Julia Hanigsberg, Ryerson’s VP Finance and Administration, writes in a bulletin to staff and students that come September, “students can expect ‘high-quality, affordable’ food, healthier, more diverse culinary options and a commitment that 25% of campus fare will be sustainable and local.” However, student officials are still concerned about the fact that Ryerson is simply switching from one large corporation to another. Toronto Star