Ryerson U may get its own subway station

July 6, 2011

York University may have been first in the subway station domination game in 2004, and reprised it in 2009, but now Ryerson University may be the first sponsor to rename a TTC subway station. The Toronto Transit Commission plans to renovate the nearby Dundas subway station, and Ryerson has urged a new access point at the north end of the platform, across the street from the university’s planned student learning centre. Councillor Doug Ford, brother of Toronto’s mayor, drew protests last month when he suggested selling naming rights for subway lines and stations. Although Ryerson and the TTC have not yet actually met to discuss the possibility, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy told the Globe & Mail that “if we could negotiate something and have our name on it, we would not be beyond looking to fundraise to make that happen.” Globe & Mail