Ryerson Fashion Research Collection

Opening the closet door to a Canadian fashion archive

How to Make a Research Appointment

The Ryerson Fashion Research Collection is located in the School of Fashion at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. This facility is not open to drop in visits, but undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and visiting researchers are invited to request a research appointment.

The information I will need from you in order to assist you and prepare for your visit includes:

1. The purpose of your visit, including the class and/or your research question.

2. When is your assignment or project due?

3. What designers, time period (decade) or type of garment (dress, coat, hat, shoes, purse etcetera) are you interested in?

4. Your contact info, including a cell number.

For appointments or research questions, please email Collection Co-ordinator Ingrid Mida at ingrid.mida@ryerson.ca. Appointment requests will not be accepted by phone.

Please bring paper, pencil (no pens allowed), and a camera and/or sketchbook. Laptops are also allowed.

No food or drink is allowed in the facility.

Photos are permitted but no flash photos are allowed. Photos may be taken for research purposes only. Photos for publication should be cleared with the Collection Co-ordinator.

Clothing may NOT be tried on. 

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