For those hoping to stay in and cook for most meals throughout the conference, there are several options located close to the Ryerson campus.
There is a Metro grocery store located across the street from the Rogers Communication Centre (RCC) building at 89 Gould Street, which is open daily from 7 AM – 11:30 PM, as well as another Metro grocery store located at the corner of Younge and College in the basement of College Park, which is open 24hrs.
The Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens is also located just North of the campus at the corner of College and Church, and is open until 11 PM daily. This is the largest grocery store in the area and has arguably the greatest selection of culinary needs – they stock everyday grocery items, gluten-free products, a selection of vegan and vegetarian options, and they also have a large in-store bakery. There is also an LCBO and Joe Fresh located on the top floor.
The Ryerson Farmers’ Market also runs Wednesday on Gould Street from 11 AM – 2 PM, with dozens of vendors selling a variety of local and sustainable foods. Visit their website for further info: www.Appletreemarkets.ca.
For those not staying close to Ryerson’s campus, Toronto is full of great neighbourhoods with many different small and large grocery options. We’ll be posting soon regarding the different neighbourhoods like Little Italy and Kensington Market, and will provide a more detailed outline of each neighbourhood’s grocery and restaurant options.