Resources at the University of Toronto
The downtown campus (St. George Campus) has a number of fine athletic facilities, including the Athletic Centre on Harbord Street, between Huron Street and Spadina Avenue, and the athletic facilities at Hart House, which is located on the west side of Queen’s Park. All University of Toronto students are members of the Athletic Centre and Hart House. Reduced membership rates are available for student partners or spouses.
U of T Centre: 416-978-3437
Hart House: 416-978-2452
The Campus Chaplains are a multi-faith organization reflecting the multi-ethnic/multi-faith complexion of the University of Toronto. They are committed to helping people (students, staff and faculty) to grow to wholeness through a search for meaning in life, an exploration of spirituality and an examination of moral and ethical issues. Student group activities are also organized by the Association.
The Career Centre provides a job registry, career counselling, career library, graduate dossier service, resume critiques, and other career and employment services exclusively to U of T students and recent graduates. It is located in the Koffler Student Life Centre, 214 College Street.
The Health & Wellness Centre provides students with professional counselling for personal concerns. These include difficulties adjusting to university life, anxiety, depression, shyness, relationship problems, addictions, sex and gender concerns, disturbances resulting from abuse and assault, prolonged stress, and other difficulties. The experienced professional counsellors are sensitive to gender, race, and other sources of bias, and services are completely confidential.
Family Care Office
The University of Toronto is committed to fostering a family-friendly learning environment. The Family Care Office (FCO) provides information, guidance, referral services, advocacy and educational programming to students and their partners who require childcare (facilities, programs, or subsidies), elder care, and assistance with other family matters.
Please contact the FCO by phone or email or just drop-in. The FCO is located on the main floor of the Koffler Student Centre (214 College St, Room 103).
On this web site, you will find information that could be of financial assistance to you while you are a U of T student, including financial counselling, emergency assistance, budgeting tips and the Work-Study program. You will also find information about U of T’s awards program and the various Canadian and US government student financial assistance programs.
Food & Clothing Bank
U of T’s Food & Clothing Bank is located at New College, Wetmore Hall, 11 Classic Avenue, Room #50 (Just south of the Athletic Centre, in the Party Room located in the basement). Wheelchair accessible. Please bring your own bags. Please call the number listed above for further details.
Open Fridays 12pm – 3pm (year-round)
The Swap Shop is free to U of T community members – Desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, computers, bookcases, etc. Open Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, it is located at the northeast corner of Spadina and Russell Streets in the basement of South Borden Building, 487 Spadina Avenue. If you have any surplus equipment or furniture in reasonable condition, call the Waste Reduction and Recycling Hotline at 416-978-7080.
The Centre for Women and Trans People
The University Women and Trans People’s Centre is located at 563 Spadina Ave., and is open 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. The Centre is open to all women with any association with the University (including the wives of students), and acts as a resource and referral centre, drop-in centre, and communication network. They also run a food bank and give away some clothing.
Telephone: 416 287-7024
Sexual Harassment Office
The University’s Sexual Harassment Office is located at 40 Sussex Avenue, 3rd Floor. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. They provide information, referrals to resources and offices, mediation services, and education on sexual harassment.
The site provides student, staff and faculty with information on a number of tri-campus re-sources relating to safety programs and services, as well as emergency resources for those requiring immediate assistance.
The website also holds information on the Presidential & Provostial Advisory Committee for the Prevention & Response to Sexual Violence such as updates on the committee work, membership, and resources for victims of sexual assault and guidance for those that may be supporting a disclosure of sexual violence.
Listed services and resources include:
- Campus Police
- Community Safety Office
- 24-hour Off Campus Crisis Resources
- Emergency Housing Services
- Work Alone Program
- Assault Counselling
Student Housing Service
The main Housing Service office is located in the Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College St.). A number of publications and information sheets are available in office.
Off-Campus Housing Advertisements
Housing Services maintains a current registry of rental housing and is the place to go if you need to begin a search for rental housing in Toronto. Please note: off-campus housing is usually advertised one or two months before it is available.
Housing Services also provides assistance to students who are experiencing a temporary housing crisis, which might involve domestic violence, financial difficulties, eviction, or family/relationship problems.
Said to be a place for the mind, body, and soul on campus. Hart House is a unique recreational, social and cultural center on campus. It offers clubs, hobbies and activities to interest just about everyone. Located at 7 Hart House Circle.
Multi-Faith Prayer Spaces on Campus
The University of Toronto has designated a number of facilities across the St. George Campus for use by groups and individuals of all faiths to conduct prayers, meditation or other practices.
Centre for International Experience (CIE)
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) is located at 33 St. George St., across the street from the Koffler Student Services Centre. All members of the U of T student community are invited to use the facilities and services and to take part in programs there.
Specialized services for international students are available, in addition to cultural events and study abroad opportunities for all students. Recognized U of T groups may reserve rooms at CIE for their events. The Centre’s ground floor rooms are also open to students for casual use.
CIE Building Hours
Sept-June: Mon – Fri, 9 am—8 pm
July-August: Mon – Fri, 9 am—4:30 pm
Hours subject to change without notice. Please phone to confirm hours. General inquires can be directed to email@example.com