Women’s-only Gym Time
All women’s-only gym times sessions are held in the Ryerson Athletics Centre (RAC) at 40/50 Gould Street. The space that is sectioned off is the strength and conditioning equipment. Curtains are in place to ensure the space is private.
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday and Thursdays: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Women’s-only Gym Time is trans-feminine inclusive. Athletics staff are required to undergo training to help facilitate trans inclusive spaces.
Why Women’s-Only Hours
Ryerson Athletics has a mandate to promote healthy living on campus which includes creating equal access to its facilities. Women’s-only hours is a targeted program that strives to promote equitable participation and access to physical activity for self-identified women.
Each member of the Ryerson student community contributes financially to the athletics facilities on campus. While every member has equal access to equipment, a large number of students have indicated a culture that makes access to healthy living on campus difficult. By implementing women’s-only gym hours we are creating spaces to counter cultures that marginalise women-identified students from accessing university resources.
Women’s-only Gym Time hours are established out of the campaign and report developed in 2014/15. Download the full Report on Women’s-Only Gym Time.