Engage

HOEM life fosters a solid sense of community. Living here comes with a foundation of support, as a place to connect with others, and built-in network of resources and opportunities to get involved – how and when you want.

Learn

HOEM is for students, and this space is intentionally designed to create spaces for all types of studying and learning. Comfort, community and kicking back is important, but we understand your education comes first.

Experience

HOEM is directly partnered with Housing & Residence Life at Ryerson University, is steps away from classes, social life and all of Toronto’s resources and entertainment. With this, you won't worry about marathon commutes, forgetting something at home or navigating the finer points of adulting: you are free to focus on maximizing your university experience.

Grow

When you live at HOEM, you are part of a supportive, diverse and inclusive community in the heart of Toronto. HOEM gives you independence and room to grow, but with a network of people who’ve got your back if you need it.

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Located in friendly, accessible and diverse Toronto (the fourth largest city in North America), HOEM is in the Ryerson Campus Precint, with almost all classes less than a five-minute walk away. Located on Jarvis, between Shuter and Dundas streets, HOEM just steps away from the vibrant culture of Toronto: the nightlife, the arts, music, theatre, amazing food and shopping. The HOEM neighbourhood received a walk score of 98, so all the practical things you need – from groceries to coffee to ATMs – are an easy walk away. And you are close to TTC bus routes, streetcars and subway for those rare times when you want to leave the five-block radius of HOEM.

Sustainability

Sustainability

An important #HOEM goal is creating as little impact on the environment as possible, generating good vibes not garbage. The building is equipped with water conservation system, Building Automation System (so energy consumption is kept in check) and tonnes of bike storage with repair stations (where you can use tools with cool names like hex key set). HOEM also has a green wall and green roof which brings back vegetation to urban centres, promoting cooling and improved air quality.

Security

Security

HOEM places the highest priority on safety and security for our student residents. While Toronto consistently scores high in safe city rankings, we have incorporated features and procedures designed to protect students and provide peace of mind. Only students and building staff have access to HOEM, and this is enforced with 24/7 reception and overnight security. As the student life program is operated by Ryerson you will enjoy the benefits of a connection to the services provided by Ryerson Campus Security, example, WalkSafe. The main entrance and individual bedrooms have key card access and there is surveillance in all communal areas. Feel secure at HOEM with RA’s on call who help students build community, and respond to needs in the middle of the night, the 24/7 and Maintenance team is on-site daily, and available overnight as well for emergencies.

Wellness

Wellness

Taking care of yourself doesn’t always have to be a solitary pursuit. HOEM provides residents with access to health and wellness resources and facilities that in the real world would cost real money: Well-equipped Fitness Centre, group workout classes led by Fitness On Demand™, yoga and kick boxing workshops (not together), cooking and nutrition classes and more. And through Ryerson Athletics, HOEM residents can also work with personal trainers to create a fitness and nutrition program. Wellness doesn’t stop at physical health – all Ryerson University students have access to resources and supports available, such as Counselling.

Maker Space

Maker Space

The Maker Space is where you can get messy and tackle that physical project you’ve been wanting to bring to life. Express your creative side in a hands-on way: invent, design and build that idea that’s been fomenting and growing in your mind. You can make noise, swear under your breath and perhaps hoot and holler when you’ve successfully completed your project – all without fear of passive aggressive side-eye or shushing from mnemonic memorizers or students labouring over an essay. Just don’t blow the place up.

Community

Community

HOEM is a community within a community. On your first day living here, you will have the opportunity to meet your Residence Advisor (RA), an upper year student employed by Housing & Residence Life at Ryerson, who's ultimate responsibility is to build community, and connect students to each other as well as Ryerson University campus resources and supports. The building is divided into neighbourhoods with colour theme, to make navigating residence easy. Each neighbourhood has its own common room and cozy chill room. The HOEM community is tightknit and connected, with regular contact and updates from building management so you’re always in the loop. HOEM offers lots of opportunities to get involved, meet people, learn new things and volunteer ...but only when you want to. You don’t lose points for Gryffindor if you decline to participate – same here – your space is respected.

HOEM

186 Jarvis St. Toronto M5B 2B7

43.656495

-79.374373

Ryerson Image Centre

33 Gould St, Toronto, M5B 1E9

43.656584

-79.3797915

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

341 Yonge St, Toronto, M5B 1S1

43.657896

-79.381130

Ryerson University

350 Victoria St, Toronto, M5B 2K3

43.6571816

-79.3792765

Pads

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HOEM provides residents with a comfortable, modern, secure and low-maintenance living space that feels like home. Determine your budget and how you want to live, and choose a pad that fits your needs – double, triple, or quad units. Each room locks individually, forcing padmates to respect your privacy. There is hardwood style flooring throughout, smart burners on the stove (so you don’t have to worry about your roommate incinerating dinner) and all pads are equipped with appliances and furniture, crockery and cutlery are included in all suites, bedding is still an optional add-on – so all you have to do is move in. And keeping the pad clean is a breeze with in-suite cleaning. We also have a number of barrier free suites available, please feel free to contact us for details.

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$385

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double

If you prefer privacy and a little less action in your pad this is a good option. Enjoy a single roomate and a shared bathroom.

Includes

Included - High speed internet both wifi and ethernet, appliances: stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, furniture, individual bedroom locks, in-suite cleaning. Crockery and cutlery are included in all suites (bedding is still an optional add-on)

Add-ons - Parking, cable, bed sheets

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$360

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triple

An advantage of the triple is that one of your two pad mates will be an RA. You get the support of an RA plus all the inside tricks of the trade from an upper year student. 1 bathroom shared with the two residents. The RA room is separate from the rest of the suite and has it’s own bathroom.

Includes

Included - High speed internet both wifi and ethernet, appliances: stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, furniture, individual bedroom locks, in-suite cleaning. Crockery and cutlery are included in all suites (bedding is still an optional add-on)

Add-ons - Parking, cable, bed sheets

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$340

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quad

This is the most common type of room. We believe in community and the HOEM community starts with you and your 3 pad mates.

Includes

Included - High speed internet both wifi and ethernet, appliances: stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, furniture, individual bedroom locks, in-suite cleaning. Crockery and cutlery are included in all suites (bedding is still an optional add-on)

Add-ons - Parking, cable, bed sheets

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Fees: Ryerson will also be collecting the fees so to be consistent with the rest of the residences. Fees will be collected in instalments. Please see the Ryerson Residence Fees page for details on instalments and dates.

Term: Resident Agreements are for a 50 week term. If summer comes and you’d like to head home or go off on another adventure be sure to speak to a member of the HOEM team about our summer matching program.

Utilities: We take sustainability seriously at HOEM. HOEM has achieved Tier 2 Toronto Green Building Standard which means that HOEM exceeds the city’s standards for energy efficiency (by a lot). In keeping with our mission and to keep our environmental footprint at a minimum each pad is separately monitored for utility consumption and billed accordingly. Studies have shown that people who track and pay their own utilities use approximately 35% less electricity, 20% less water and 15% less heating and cooling. We estimate the monthly bill to be about $35/person. Of course this depends on how much you use!

As a student you are most likely eligible for OESP funding (Ontario Electric Support Program), which would cover the costs of your electricity. We will work with all residents who are eligible to help them receive OESP funding.

Apply: As we are one of Ryerson University’s Residences you will need to apply via their application portal.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

HOEM is about community, helping each other out and sharing support and encouragement. HOEM provides residents with the opportunity to get involved around the building, organizing events and offering support to fellow residents. But we also believe that it’s important to take this belief outside the walls of 186 Jarvis and bring it to a wider audience. HOEM can set you up with volunteer opportunities that suit your interests, while allowing you to give back to the community you’ll be calling home for the school year. HOEM also organizes on-site fundraising events like food drives that create a tangible sense of community and belonging.

Volunteer Opportunities Coming Summer 2018

September 1, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities Coming Summer 2018

September 1, 2018

Events

Events

For those times when you don’t want to be a HOEMbody, we’re here for you. HOEM always has stuff going on, with events and workshops being put on by the Ryerson Res Life team, the HOEM team and our residents themselves. HOEM also keeps residents up-to-date with events in the community and at Ryerson, and key dates throughout the academic year. Beyond the world of Ryerson, Toronto offers up exciting (and often free) events that give you a taste – sometimes literally – of what the city is all about. HOEM also keeps you informed about important Ryerson events, fundraisers, concerts, speakers and more. HOEM will also help you keep track of key dates that are a little less exciting but vital for Ryerson students to know (move in days, office hours, holidays and more).

Move-In Day

August 26, 2018

Move-In Day

Residents will receive detailed information at the beginning of August for move-in day.

August 26, 2018

Orientation Week

August 27, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Orientation Week

For more info please visit

August 27, 2018 - September 3, 2018

https://orientation.ryerson.ca

First Day of Class

September 4, 2018

First Day of Class

September 4, 2018

RSU Week of Welcome

September 4, 2018 - September 9, 2018

RSU Week of Welcome

For more info please visit

September 4, 2018 - September 9, 2018

http://www.rsuonline.ca

Ryerson Connection

Ryerson Connection

HOEM has a formal partnership with Housing & Residence Life at Ryerson University. HOEM is in the heart of Toronto, independent yet in the Ryerson precinct – but still very much connected to Residence Life. All of the resources and benefits of Residence Life are available to you: Residence Advisors are your go-to people who connect you with services on campus and help you out if you’re in a jam. Academic Links representing each faculty can help you with any concerns about academic transition, connect you to study resources, tutors and more. Residence Service Desk Agents are also on-site at HOEM to sign guests in, receive packages and provide you with campus and residence information. Counselling, health services, Ryerson Athletics also provide resources and programs to all students at Ryerson University.

The RAs

The RAs

Each HOEM neighbourhood (the building is divided into neighbourhoods with a colour theme) has a Residence Advisor (RA). The RA helps build the HOEM community and is the go-to person for all things residence: they will show you the ins and outs of residence and campus life, advise on any issues with members of the community, let you know about resources on and around campus and generally "is someone you can trust with questions, advice, and ways to navigate Ryerson's campus and the city of Toronto." Your RA is also there for you if you have emergencies to deal with – they resolve issues or know who to call if they can’t, through the 24/7 professional staff on call team from Housing & Residence Life at Ryerson.

Courtney Cameron

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Courtney Cameron

Hey, I’m Courtney and I’m going to be a Community Leader (CL) at HOEM. I’m excited to watch the first ever group of residents settle into the building and start growing a community. HOEM has so much to offer students, and I’m very excited to see what the year has in store! I’m excited to get to know a whole new group of first year students! Every year that I work with housing I get to grow and learn alongside so many staff and residents, and it’s an amazing opportunity. Ryerson Residence is such a wonderful community and I’m just excited to be returning to it! I’m hoping to get some great programming running in the amazing spaces at HOEM so that students can truly get the best out of their experience.

Lauren Emberson

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Lauren Emberson

Hi, I’m Lauren. I’ll be a Residence Advisor (RA) at HOEM this year. With a new residence building comes new challenges but also new opportunities to learn and grow. I’m super excited to be a part of that growth that’s happening at Ryerson and to help mold what it means to be a part of the campus community! I love building and being a part of a community, and I want to give students the same incredible experience I had when I was transitioning into post-secondary at Ryerson!

Melissa Russell

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Melissa Russell

Hi everyone, I’m Melissa and I’ll be a Residence Advisor (RA) this year at HOEM. I’m most excited about welcoming new students into our Ramily and creating the first residence community to live in HOEM. ♡ I’m excited to be an RA this year to support students for a successful year of academics, living, and experiencing Toronto. I am hoping to provide students with all of the resources they need and to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe, respected, appreciated, and welcomed.

David Jardine

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David Jardine

Hey, I’m David and I’ll be a Residence Advisor (RA) at HOEM this year. I’m looking forward to welcoming students to our newest residence and helping to make it a part of the Ryerson community. Being an RA means helping students find their way in first year, whether that be academically, socially, or personally. I am so excited to be able to help students grow and learn how to excel at Ryerson and in the HOEM community. I look forward to being able to work with first years and upper years at HOEM to develop the first multi-year residence.

Grejdi Meta

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Grejdi Meta

Hi, I’m Grejdi. I’m going to be a Residence Advisor (RA) this year at HOEM. I’m excited to be a ‘freshman’ of this brand new modern building and enjoy HOEM’s amenities at their fullest! (PS: having a gym, a makerspace, and a spanking new kitchen is what I’m the most excited about…) I’m excited to share all the tips and tricks to living in Toronto, the ins and outs of residence, and all the lessons I learned last year. As an international student myself, I can’t wait to welcome all of the students who I’ll be creating numerous moments with. My goal is to build more than a community - I want to build a family where students can’t wait to come back ‘HOEM’ after a long day out.

Katia Puritch

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Katia Puritch

Hi, I’m Katia and I’ll be an RA this year. I’m looking forward to meeting new people, enjoying the new building and all it has to offer and the close proximity to Ryerson. I’m excited to support students through their journey at Ryerson University. I hope to develop a community within HOEM where everyone feels welcomed and free to be themselves.

Latoya Powell

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Latoya Powell

I’m Latoya, and I’ll be a Resident Advisor this year at HOEM. I'm most excited about meeting new people, and being able to watch the sun set and rise. Oh and the dance room, I'll be there every morning :) I am excited about being an RA next year because, I love community development activities and I also highly enjoy meeting new people. Cannot wait to have an amazing community of friends! I would like to develop a community where everyone knocks on everyone's door and where everyone feels comfortable. In short, a fun, respectful, friendly and positive community.

Erica Antonitti

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Erica Antonitti

Hi Everyone, I’m Erica, and I can’t wait to be a Resident Advisor this year. I’m excited about all the unique experiences that HOEM has to offer, such as the second floor common area, the neighborhoods and working closely with students and co-RAs. My goal is that I want to try to recreate the welcoming and enthusiastic year that I experienced my first year on residence for my students. I want my students to feel at ease in their home away from home. I am excited for the opportunity to be working with a co-RA in order to bring unity to 3 floors. I hope this will allow students to feel at home all throughout the building and it will encourage them to intermingle with other students from either their own neighborhood or others. Overall, creating a welcoming and "family-oriented" community.

Hannah Bawn

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Hannah Bawn

I’m Hannah, and I’ll be a Residence Advisor this year. I am excited for new experience and living community HOEM will bring to all the new and current students of Ryerson! I am excited for the new building to expand the options for students and of course, I am most excited for the dishwasher! I am excited to be an RA because I feel that I am giving back to the community that gave me the opportunity to have such an amazing experience in my first year! I met so many people that are going to be lifelong friends and I had so much support and I am excited for new students to have that opportunity which excites me to be a part of that new experience! I am hoping to create an open, welcoming, accepting community within HOEM that will create first year students to fall in love with Ryerson and the Housing community that I did. Secondly, I am hoping to create an environment where students feel they can be and find themselves whomever that might be!

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Building Team

Building Team

Meet your HOEMies, the Building Team at 186 Jarvis. These are the smart, practical, handy people who are experts at adulting. Something broken, making a weird noise or not flushing? Place a work order and the maintenance staff can fix it. Oh, and why does everything look so clean and presentable and there are no weird imprints of body parts on the windows in the common areas? That would be your housekeeping HOEMies taking care of business. And the person keeping it all together and running smoothly? The GM (general manager).

Paul Pisan

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Paul Pisan

Building Operator - Paul looks after the building equipment. He’ll be the guy walking around with the tool bag and is the best person to ask about all things facilities. Paul has a great sense of humour, so be sure to tell him your favourite joke!

Jeremy Howell

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Jeremy Howell

General Manager - Jeremy works with building operations. He loves TED talks and learning random facts. He’s always up for hearing your random bits of knowledge or learning about your favourite movies.

Beth Spilchuk

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Beth Spilchuk

Director of Residence Administration - Beth takes care of the administrative operations at HOEM. She is an avid yogi and loves being outside with her dog Ani. Beth always loves connecting with people and learning about their favourite foods.

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Residence Council

Residence Council

Residence Council executive consists of upper year students who represent the council of Floor Presidents, which could include you! The Residence Council works with Residence Life to plan events (such as the year-end formal), and work with the RAs to build community. Your Residence Council are also a collective voice that represents you to building management, raising your concerns, advocating for you and keeping you informed.

Our commitment

HOEM is committed to the well-being of all its residents. What isn’t on-site is readily available on campus, and your RA or faculty Academic Link can connect you to these resources. Success is not just about thriving academically. To fully enjoy the university experience, it is vital that you stay healthy and feel good: mind, body and soul. Nobody should have to go this alone. As a HOEM resident, you are steps away from either on-site or on-campus services that cover all the mind/body/soul bases: fitness and nutrition, counselling, study skills, transitioning to student life and more.

Mind

Mind

Ryerson Study Skills and Transition Support services provide valuable academic and student life resources. We not only encourage all HOEM residents to use these services, we can help connect you to them. Your on-site faculty Academic Link is here to help and can hook you up with free academic support to ensure you learn effectively and efficiently: join discussion-based Supported Learning Groups to further build academic skills, be part of The Long Night Against Procrastination all-night study event, sign up for workshops like ‘Achieving Focus and Concentration’ and access peer to peer services, tutoring, study hall hosted by Peer Academic Coaches and more.

Peer to Peer

Fellow Ryerson students know exactly what you are going through, so they are the ideal candidates to help you improve study habits or get you through a rough academic patch. Peer to peer academic services include general discussion based Supported Learning Groups (SLGs) to further build essential academic skills or you can also see what course specific Supported Learning is currently available. You can also book an appointment with a Peer Academic Coach who can help you with time-management, effective note-taking, test and exam preparation, reading strategies and developing personalized study plans. Peer Mentoring is also available to first year students to assist them with the cultural transition to university life.

Study Space / Academics

HOEM gives you the opportunity to meet other students, have fun and feel at home – but, eventually, you’ve got to get schooled. HOEM has traditional quiet study spaces on every floor (there is no librarian to shush people, so we take turns) and a multipurpose room on the second floor that isn’t strictly silent. If your study style is a bit more raucous and you need a place for the study group to meet or prepare for a presentation, HOEM is also equipped with meeting rooms with wirelessly connectable TVs and white-board. If you are a hands-on learner, the Maker Space is ideal for physical projects.

Body

Body

Fitness

Studies show that college students who regularly engage in vigorous exercise get better grades. There are multiple ways to raise your heart rate, but the healthiest and most convenient strategy is to visit the Fitness Centre on-site at HOEM. Decked out with state of the art equipment, the Fitness Centre also features group workout classes led by Fitness on Demand (get a Hard Body with Jillian Michaels!), yoga studio for independent practice or workshops, kick boxing workshops and more. As Ryerson students, HOEM residents also have access to Ryerson Athletics, with squash courts, a swimming pool, more machines or a personal trainer to create a fitness and nutrition program – all included in your tuition fee.

Yoga

When people are bugging you to go out, all messing with your inner calm and focus, you can say “Namaste HOEM and do some yoga.” HOEM features its own yoga studio, a place of quiet and respite from the demands of student life. Get grounded, follow your breath or just lie down in savasana for an hour. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, increase focus and level out emotions: the perfect counter pose to a grueling class schedule, studying, exams and deadlines. Practice sun salutations alone, catch a yoga class on ‘Fit on Demand’ or join one of the many workshops scheduled throughout the school year.

Nutrition

A healthy diet is important for your overall well-being. Nutritious, nourishing foods will give you energy to get through the school day, boost your immune system and sharpen your focus. All HOEM suites have shared kitchens that are well equipped, so you can prepare meals and not always rely on food on the go. Cooking at home is also a great way to save money. HOEM will host cooking workshops in our demonstration kitchen to educate and inspire. For advice on a balanced diet and simple recipes and meal plans, the Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) located at 350 Victoria Street (or access their online video library) can help. SHARP can connect you to resources like Dietitian services, the Good Food Box and Health Promotion Events.

Soul

Soul

“The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ~ Martin Luther King. Reaching out to the Toronto community through volunteering is an important part of HOEM life. Not only is it a chance to make a difference, it gives residents the opportunity to get involved, give back to the community and experience Toronto’s rich cultural diversity. Throughout the school year, HOEM organizes on-site fundraising events like food drives but it also coordinates outreach programs including neighbourhood cleanups, soup kitchen service and more. HOEM also hosts workshops from local charities that explain the work they do, its impact and how residents can help.