The St. George campus is located in downtown Toronto so there are many ways to reach it. You can access it by public transit, car, bicycle or on foot. Also, check out our information for students arriving from out-of-town by air, bus or train.

Contents

Public Transit Getting to Us by Public Transit
Driving Getting to Us by Car
Biking Getting to Us by Bike
Walking Getting to Us on Foot
Out of town Arriving from out of town
Outside of Toronto Commuting From Outside of Toronto
Related Information Additional information to help you out

Public Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) weaves extensively throughout Toronto, including the downtown areas of U of T. You can get detailed directions on how to get to U of T (or anywhere in the city) by calling 416-393-4636.

 

Getting to campus by subway

There are four subway stations near the St. George campus:

  • St. George (at Bloor Street and St. George Street)
  • Spadina (at Bloor Street and Spadina Road)
  • Queen’s Park (at College Street and University Avenue)
  • Museum (at Bloor Street and Queen’s Park Crescent)
  • See TTC downtown routes map

 

Getting to campus by streetcar

There are two streetcar routes that pass by campus:

  • The 510 Spadina streetcar runs along Spadina Avenue from Spadina subway station, along the western edge of the campus.
  • The 506 Carleton streetcar runs along College Street, along the southern part of the campus. You can catch the 506 from College station and Queen’s Park station on the north-south Yonge-University-Spadina line.

Getting to campus by bus

There is one bus that runs through campus:

  • Catch the 94 Wellesley bus from Castle Frank subway station (Bloor-Danforth line), Wellesley subway station (at Wellesley Street and Yonge Street on the Yonge-University line), or Ossington station (Bloor-Danforth line.)

 

Getting to campus if you have special needs

If you are in a wheelchair or have special mobility needs, the TTC offers two options for getting around Toronto and to U of T:

 

Transit fares

Some transit services offer discounts to university students, but you can purchase single fares or tokens if you don’t want to buy a monthly pass:

An adult single fare on the TTC is $3.00.

Tokens are sold at subway stations at $2.70 each when you buy 3 or more at a time.

Post-Secondary Metropasses ($108/month) are sold to U of T students through the University of Toronto Students Union (UTSU). In order to be able to use the Post-Secondary Metropass, you must also have a Post-Secondary Student Photo ID Card issued by the TTC. For more information, please visit the UTSU’s website.

Driving

Driving directions

Our St. George campus is located in downtown Toronto. It spans several city blocks, stretching approximately north from College Street, east from Spadina Avenue, south from Bloor Street and west from Bay Street. CallTripInfo to get information about scheduled Toronto road closures. Be aware that traffic in downtown Toronto can be quite congested, particularly during “rush hours” – about 8 am – 9am and 4 pm – 6 pm weekdays.

The campus is accessible via the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, which connect Toronto with Ontario’s 400-series highways.

  • If you are travelling eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway, you can choose any one of three exit ramps located at Spadina Avenue, York Street and Bay Street.
  • If you are travelling southbound on the Don Valley Parkway, take the Bloor/Bayview exit ramp (use the Bloor Street lane).

 

Parking

Students who drive regularly to campus can buy monthly parking permits. For more information about schedules, parking locations and prices, visit Parking Services.

Students can also pay to park daily at a price of $2.00 to $3.00 per 30 minutes to a maximum of $8.00 to $15.00/day. A flat rate of $6.00 to $10.00 is available on weekday evenings after 4:00 p.m. and all day on weekends and holidays. Daily passes can be bought from ticket dispensers on campus.

Biking

The many bike paths and racks on campus make cycling a cheap, convenient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation — check out the City of Toronto’s cycling map to chart your best cycling route to us. However, be aware that more than 100 bicycles are reported stolen each year, so make sure you lock your bike properly and register it with Campus Police to deter theft. Looking to borrow a bike? We’ve got lots of Bike Share Toronto  stations on and around campus.

Walking

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, our campus is easy to access on foot. See a map of the local St. George campus area to chart your best walking route to us.

Out of town

Arriving by air

If you are arriving by plane, you can take a car, a taxi or public transit from Pearson International Airport or the Toronto Island Airport.

If you are taking public transit from Pearson International Airport, you have a choice of four TTC bus routes:

192 Airport Rocket — this bus takes you to Kipling subway station. From Kipling, take the subway eastbound to St. George subway station.
58A Malton — this bus takes you to Lawrence West subway station. From Lawrence West, travel southbound to St. George subway station.

If you are arriving in the middle of the night or very early in the morning, public transit access is limited because the subway doesn’t run between 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. To get to downtown Toronto during these times, you can take the 300A Bloor-Danforth bus from the airport, which provides overnight service along Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue. We suggest taking the bus to Bloor and Yonge (which is minutes away from campus) and catching a taxi from there to your final destination. To reach mid-town Toronto, take the 307 Eglinton West bus, which provides overnight service to Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. From this intersection, you will be able to catch a taxi to your final destination.

If you decide to rent a car at Pearson International Airport and drive to campus:

  • Follow the airport signs that direct you to highway 401.
  • Take highway 401 east to the Yonge Street south exit.
  • Go south on Yonge Street for 10.4 km to College Street.
  • Turn right onto College Street and then turn right onto St. George Street. Feel free to stop at the Centre for International Experience located at 33 St. George Street to pick up useful orientation information, find temporary housing or store your luggage.

If you are flying Porter Airlines and decide to take public transit from the Toronto Island Airport :

  • Catch the Porter shuttle, which will drop you off at to the north-east corner of Front Street and York Street.
  • Cross to the south side of Front Street and enter Union subway station.
  • Take the University-Spadina line subway northbound to St. George subway station.

Arriving by bus

If you are arriving by bus, you can either take a taxi or the subway from the Toronto Coach Terminal or the GO Transit station at Union Station.

To get to campus by subway from the Toronto Coach Terminal, walk three blocks west along Dundas Street to St. Patrick subway station (at University Avenue and Dundas Street) and go north to Queen’s Park, Museum, or St. George subway station (depending on your destination.) You can alternatively walk east along Dundas Street to Dundas subway station (at Yonge Street and Dundas Street). Take the subway northbound to Bloor-Yonge station. Then transfer westbound and go to St. George subway station.

To get to campus by subway from the GO Transit station at Union Station, you can enter Union subway station and catch the University-Spadina line subway northbound to Queen’s Park, Museum or St. George subway station (depending on your destination.)

 

Arriving by train

All trains arrive at Union Station located at the foot of the city.
You can either take a taxi to our downtown campus or travel by subway:

  • Enter Union subway station.
  • Catch the University-Spadina line subway northbound to Queen’s Park, Museum, or St. George subway station (depending on your destination.)

Outside of Toronto

If you live outside of Toronto, you can access our downtown campus through a combination of the TTC and other public transit systems:

GO Transit offers reduced fares to full-time university students with a valid GO Student ID card. To get a GO Student ID card, visit the TCard Office.