Celebrate the Toronto International Film Festival!

In conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will run from September 8-18, we have created a display in the glass case near the Reference Desk highlighting some film-related items from our collection.

Included in the display is a programme for this year’s festival, films from our collection that have premiered at TIFF or won the People’s Choice Award, as well as past programs and guides. Stop by to check it out!

For additional information, including the schedule of films, visit the TIFF website.

Chinese Counter Culture in Canada and Beyond

In preparation of the upcoming conference hosted by Ryerson about Chinese counter culture in Canada and beyond, check out the display in the case on the second floor near the Reference Desk!

The display includes items from the library collection about Chinese culture, as well as literature and personal artifacts. For more information about Chinese culture in Canada and beyond, have a look at some of these items in our collection.

The Counter Cultures: The Space and Place of the Chinese Shop conference, hosted by Ryerson University, will run from July 24-26. It includes a roundtable event, photography exhibits, film screenings, and various panels. Ryerson scholars will be among the panelists at the conference. For more information about the conference, including registration information and a full list of events, see the conference website.

Celebrate Pride Week!

In the display case on the second floor near the Reference Desk, you will find a display to celebrate Pride Week. Included in the display are various LBTGQ items from our collection. Users can also take a look at these other items in the Ryerson Library. We have a wide range of LGBTQ materials, including Audiovisual materials.

 

Celebrate Pride Week by attending an event sponsored by RyePRIDE.

 

 

Celebrate Canadian Film

In celebration of the upcoming Genie Awards showcasing outstanding achievements in Canadian cinema, the Library is highlighting Genie award-winning films from the collection.  These are on display in the glass case near the Reference area on the main floor.  These titles, and many others, can be borrowed from the Audio-Visual collection, which resides on the Library’s 5th floor.  Come check out some great Canadian films!

Architecture Resources on Display

A selection of resources from the Library’s collection relating to Architecture are on display in the glass case near the Reference area on the main floor. Included are books by Ryerson Architecture faculty, as well as photos from the Canadian Architect collection, which was recently donated to Special Collections.

To learn more about Library resources relating to Architecture, please view the following research guide.

Rare Books Display on the 4th floor

Check out the display cases on the 4th floor of the Library which showcase items from Special Collections. The items on display change regularly, so look for future updates on what’s new!

The current display features a selection of items from the Rare Book collection, which holds around 500 items covering topics from art, literature, Canadiana and photography from the early 1700s to the present. The oldest book in the collection is a first edition of Alfred, An Epick Poem in 12 Books by Sir Richard Blackmore, published in 1723. The poem tells the story of King Alfred the Great of England (849-899), but the author has dedicated it to Prince Frederick of Hanover, the eldest son of King George I of England, and has clearly intended the young prince to learn from his text: “…he, who loves his country and wishes well to mankind, cannot chose a more effectual means to promote their happiness, than by inspiring into a young prince such generous sentiments, such just ideas of political prudence…”