Ryerson students vote on fee increase for athletic centre

March 19, 2009

This week, students at Ryerson University voted in a referendum to boost fees to go towards the construction of a new $30-million athletic centre. Students were asked whether or not they support increasing mandatory fees for athletic facilities and programs to $187 a year -- just over 3 times the $61 fee currently being paid. The jump in student fees, to begin only when the new facility opens, would generate $3 million annually. If approved, Ryerson will arrange loans and initiate fundraising. Toronto Star