Sex assaults reported at Ryerson

At least six women have reported being sexually assaulted on, or near, downtown Toronto's Ryerson campus since the start of the school year.

Student groups hold emergency meetings

A series of sex assaults have been reported on or near Ryerson’s campus. 2:00

Two emergency meetings are being held Wednesday and Thursday at Ryerson University following reports of a number of sex assaults.

At least six women have reported assaults on, or near, the campus since the start of the school year.

Some 28,000 students attend Ryerson’s downtown campus, which is located near the intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets.

The meetings are being sponsored by the university's student union and will discuss the assaults, as well as safety issues.

"In light of the incidents that have occurred over the past couple of weeks, we believe it’s important for us to come together and unpack and strategize ways to take action against gender-based violence," the group's event page on Facebook read. "Join us for an emergency community meeting on the recent sexual assaults."

Toronto police Const. Tony Vella said that assaults should be reported.

"We have the authority to investigate, we have the authority to lay charges," Vella said Wednesday.

With a report from the CBC's Kimberly Gale