An entire weekend centred around planning

Join us for informative sessions, panels, networking, and more.

Photo by Joe Balderston

The RU Planning Expo is a two-day exhibition, packed full of opportunities for you to develop and advance your planning career. This year, the expo features keynote speakers and panelists that range from Former Chief Planners to Students, and Accessibility Advocates, to Architects.

Ryerson University's School of Urban and Regional Planning Student Association is excited to

showcase the Ryerson campus in the heart of downtown Toronto-- a dynamic city that is at the forefront of urban issues. Presentations will be taking place both at the Iconic Sears Atrium, and in Ryerson's swanky new Student Learning Centre.

We can't wait to share a great weekend of planning and fun events with you. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Case Competition

in Conjuction with HOK Architects

RAPS is partnering with HOK Architects on Friday to host a case competition to re-envision University Avenue here in Toronto! The area, between Front and College, is tied to the history of the city, but a lot of that heritage has been lost or built over, and needs a new design framework. Teams of 3-7 will compete to create the best design, and will be judged by a panel including HOK’s Director of Design, Gordon Stratford. We wish the participants the best of luck!


What you can expect

Here's what we have lined up:

Paul Bedford, Former Chief Planner for Toronto

Presenting on the lifecycle of a planner.

Two Networking Nights

One on Friday evening in Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre, one on Saturday Evening at The Centre for Social Innovation at Queen & Spadina.

Design Workshop

Facilitated by Brook Mcilroy Architects.

Jordan Lambie, HOK Design and Architecture

A keynote on the challenges for the planners of tomorrow, and Transit Oriented Development.

Student Presentations

Short and sweet presentations by student planners, held at Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre.

Catered Meals

Select meals are included with your registration. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.

RU Planning Expo

We're looking forard to welcoming you to Ryerson University in Toronto.