Commuter Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

With your busy academic schedule and the time spent commuting back and forth from campus, the last thing you need to worry about is whether you brought your lunch ­— or enough cash to pay for it. Our Commuter Meal Plan is the answer. It gives you access to the most wholesome and affordable food Ryerson has to offer: fresh, from-scratch meals made by our chefs that reflect the delicious diversity of our community ­— with no need to carry cash.

It’s fast, easy and convenient. With funds loaded directly onto your OneCard, you can grab a healthy bite at any of our handy locations on campus, no matter how hectic your day is. And best of all, when you load $100 or more onto your card, you get an extra 10% loaded onto your card!

Choose the right plan for you

  • Option #1 | $2,740 (tax exempt) | With this plan, meals are tax exempt: a savings of 13% on each meal purchase
  • Option #2 | $50 or more | Receive an extra 10% in bonus dollars when you load $100 or more onto your card

*Bonus dollars are non-refundable

How it works

Ryerson Eats Commuter Meal Plans use declining balance technology similar to a debit card, but without the fees. Funds are loaded onto your OneCard, and the cost of your meals and snacks are deducted from your balance when you swipe. You can also use your Meal Plan for purchases at vending machines throughout campus, except those registered for the tax exempt (Option 1).

As the semester progresses, you can add additional dollars to your Meal Plan, with a minimum load value of $50. As long as you are enrolled at Ryerson, your Meal Plan won’t expire. If you’re not returning next semester, please review the refund policy and instructions on the OneCard website at

All funds are carried over year to year with your continued enrolment at the university.  Refunds can be requested in person at the OneCard office during business hours with your OneCard photo ID.  OneCards are active from September 1st to August 31st and are automatically reactivated each September based on registration with the university. If as of September 1st of the next academic year you do not return as a registered student, you have until October 31st of that year to claim any remaining balance.  Refunds not claimed within the noted period become property of the university. Any Campus Fund, Meal Plan, Dine & Vend or Laundry Fund is subject to an administrative fee.  Bonus amounts that are part of the original purchase are non-refundable.  Please refer to the One Card website at for more details.

Your food, your way

Dietary requirements are never one-food-fits-all. That’s why we provide:

  • Choices that reflect our campus community’s diverse cultural and nutritional requirements
  • Clear, easy-to-identify labeling on all café and kiosk menus and signage
  • Flexible options which let you tailor your meals to your own tastes

Right where you need us

Ryerson Eats has two dining locations and seven kiosks located conveniently throughout campus. Plus, your Meal Plan dollars can also be used at other campus food outlets, like Balzac’s, Oakham Café and the Ram in the Rye.

Learn more

Download the 2017 Community Meal Plan brochure here.

How to sign up for a Commuter Meal Plan:

Visit or call the OneCard Office
(JOR-02) in Jorgenson Hall (380 Victoria Street)

Contact us with any questions or concerns:
Phone | 416-979-5000 x 5021
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