You're right on man. I did apply to both-- I'll quickly outline why Ryerson is lacking in some respects, in my opinion. Ryerson typically has a habit of treating students pretty poorly. York isn't much better, but the film program faculty/administration is stronger (aka I can go to them instead of just the general student administration for any help or concerns).
Secondly, Ryerson grads tend to, and I know I'm generalizing here, but I have plenty to support it, act as though they have little to learn and are already at the "top of their game" when they are, in fact not... not many people leaving their undergrad are. I've worked (I freelance as a videographer and photographer on occasion) with many professionals, from paid professionals on film sets to other videographers, to some well known photographers, who have all told me the same thing: they don't like working with Ryerson grads, and even go so far as to try to NOT work with them. Photographer David Morris once told me that he would reject grads from Ryerson who tried to work for him as assistants because they have nothing to learn and think they know it all.
Coming from the film side of things, I've heard their terrible to work with on set. Basically, Ryerson is a great school for some things, but it really suffers in a few other areas. The film program, compared to york, is less hands on, with less/worse equipment and a (debatably) worse faculty. Ryerson somehow has a rep that it is "Canada's Art School" but a lot of people, who actually work in the arts, will tell you otherwise.
All that being said, I've heard great things about their New Media program. It's supposed to be fantastic, but if you were to ask me for an honest answer, which photography program produces better grads, that of Ryerson or that of Sheridan, I'd have to answer Sheridan. That being said, Ryersons photography program is HUGELY selective and does produce some amazing grads, along with a couple rotten apples. If you or anyone does choose to go to Ryerson, please, please, stay humble, take advice with a grain of salt, and don't proclaim you're the best arts school our country has to offer. It's all what you make of it really.
I know it sounds like I'm hugely biased here because I chose York, but it was precisely all these reasons compiled, coupled with my own first-hand experiences of their terrible administration, that led me to choose my school. York's campus may suck sometimes, but it still has (in my opinion) the best practical, hands-on, BFA film degree in Canada. I hope all that helped and sorry for writing so much!!!