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Update on Renaming Activities for VPAO

In the vice-president, administration and operations portfolio, we’re thrilled about our university’s new name. It’s as much a marker of location as it is a statement of identity, one that’s befitting of a thoroughly urban university. As a team, we’re supporting the implementation of the university’s new name in a number of ways.

Campus Store: New TMU merchandise now available! 

New TMU merchandise is now available in the campus store and online including sweatpants and sweatshirts, t-shirts, ball caps, water bottles, and more! We’ll continue to expand our offering of merchandise in the coming months. Head over in person or check it out on the Campus Store website.

OneCard updates 

University Business Services was pleased to release the new TMU  OneCard for the start of the new school year. Moving forward, new TMU students, faculty and staff will receive the redesigned card. While efforts are underway to move to a digital card in the future, in the meantime, previous cards will continue to work and anyone who wishes to replace it with the new one can do so for a cost.

Digital infrastructure

  • Since the release of our new name, our Computing and Communications Services team has worked with University Relations to register and secure our new domain name. 
  • We’ve moved our web presence to its new home at 
  • Where possible, digital branding has been updated across materials including renaming our wifi and VPN to reflect the school’s new name. 
  • CCS also released a “find & replace” tool for web content managers across campus to easily change content on their website from Toronto Metropolitan University to Toronto Metropolitan University.
  • Branding and user interface elements have been updated in more than 100+ applications (Elections, Faculty Course Survey. etc.)

What’s next for digital infrastructure renaming

  • Before the end of the semester, CCS will update:
    • the portal URL from 
    • RAMSS, and
    • the Central Authentication System (CAS) from to 
      • CAS is the portal we use to log in to all of our university applications so we’ve carefully designed this change to have minimal impact on our community members. 
  • In December, Google workspace will be renamed, this includes updating email addresses (from to, Google sites, groups etc on the Google platform.
    • Note: As this change requires an extensive outage to complete, it’s been scheduled for the winter break. 

CCS is also completing a number of backend system updates that are complex and take time to complete. Learn more about how the university’s name change impacts its information technology services.

Physical signage

As a university that is proud to be in the downtown core, there are a variety of signs on campus that include our institution’s name in more than 10,000 places! Here’s a summary of how Facilities Management and Development is updating signage on campus in partnership with our Marketing and Creative Services colleagues


To start, we’ve inventoried exterior and interior signage that appears on buildings and throughout our campus such as campus-wide amenity signage, health and safety signage and legacy departmental identification signs. 

Where possible, work has been done to debrand wayfinding signage at the pedestrian-level throughout campus, both indoors and outdoors to plan for its removal and update, as well as some more visible outdoor signage. Some signs still remain, such as those that could not easily be updated or those that include email addresses that will change in December. 

We’ve also begun adding new signage that reflects our new name including new street and building banner signs across campus. 

In the coming months, you’ll continue to see changes on campus as we work to update our campus signage, including the removal of some of the more prominent and large signs on campus such as RU logos on buildings. This should be complete by Spring/Summer 2023. 

Important note: Facilities Management and Development is overseeing the replacement of statutory institutional signage, which includes washroom information, health and safety signs, amenity signage and public wayfinding signage in shared spaces.

Examples include:

  • washroom information signage
  • building evacuation maps
  • elevator information
  • building and floor directories in lobbies and by elevators
  • standard departmental identification for wayfinding in main corridors

Departmental signage within department-controlled spaces and non-standard, customized signs owned by departments should be replaced by local departments. 

Examples include:

  • staff directories
  • signage within department-controlled offices or spaces that is not statutory
  • non-standard, customized signs (metal signs, wall graphics, window treatments)

Departmental wayfinding and office signage can be ordered through Modulex, Toronto Metropolitan University's signage vendor of record, using the link to client portal on the Facilities Help Desk signage web page. For non-standard custom signage, departments may wish to contact their original vendor or request guidance from the Facilities Help Desk (Fixit) at

Additionally, departments who may be unsure if their sign falls under Facilities’ purview can contact