Director's Message



It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. At the CSCA we take pride in both contributing to the education of our students and providing you with the latest reports,  location data and metrics to support your research and business decision-making needs.  As we approach our 25th anniversary and reflect on the many changes that have taken place within the retail industry, it is clear that we all work in an increasingly complex world. Advances in analytical technology have provided us with unparalleled opportunities to collect, handle, analyze and visualize data. We are now in a fascinating era of location analytics and business intelligence. Yet, despite these developments in technology and the surge of interest in big data, we are still left with the age-old analytical dilemma - how can we source the right data to create meaningful insight? It is our belief at the CSCA that high quality data is at the heart of the very best research. This data-centric approach is what defines and drives all of our research activities at the CSCA. We hope that you will view the Centre as your trusted source for Canadian retail insight and location data.

We invite you to explore our website and find out more about the CSCA’s research, member data releases and upcoming events, along with the associated education programs, research centres and institutes at Ryerson University.  As a member-based research centre, our website is designed to provide you with access to our research insightsdata and metrics. If you are not already a member of the centre we hope that you will be soon. Sign up for a free member account with us today!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Tony Hernandez
Director and Eaton Chair in Retailing
Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity