Travelling to St. George Campus

There are many ways to get to your downtown campus, whether you’re a few blocks away or arriving from out-of-town.

Transportation Resources at St. George

You can travel to other U of T Campuses from St. George: 

You have access to transportation resources at St. George: 

  • Transportion Services: Parking lot rates/locations, parking permits and discounted metro passes for students and faculty. 
  • Safety and Support: TravelSafer Services, Campus Safety Alerts and U of T Campus Police. 

 

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

Public Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a great way to get around Toronto and there are several fares and passes available to riders. Use the TTC downtown routes map to plan your trip.

 

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

 

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.

Bus

There is one bus that runs (east & west) through campus:

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

 

Getting to campus if you have special needs

If you use a wheelchair or have special mobility needs, the TTC offers options for navigating Toronto and getting to the St. George campus.

 

Driving

Driving directions

The St. George campus is located in downtown Toronto and covers several city blocks, north from College Street, east from Spadina Avenue, south from Bloor Street and west from Bay Street. Be informed about scheduled Toronto road closures to plan the best route. Downtown traffic is very busy during weekday “rush hours” (8 am – 9am and 4 pm – 6 pm) so plan for extra travel time.

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

  • If you are travelling eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway, you can choose 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

Monthly parking permits or daily rates are available to students. For more information about schedules, parking locations and prices, visit Parking Services.

Biking

Plan your route with the City of Toronto’s cycling map. Be sure to lock your bike and register it with Campus Police to deter theft. You can also consider using Bike Share Toronto stations. Many TTC buses have bike racks so you can increase your cycling options. 

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 from the airport 

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:

If you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, public transit is limited. To get to downtown Toronto take the 300A Bloor-Danforth bus from the airport, which provides overnight service along Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue. Consider 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 rent a car at Pearson International Airport and drive to campus:

  • Follow the airport signs 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. Consider stopping 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 :

  • The Porter shuttle bus stops at 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 from the bus station 

When 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 take the subway north to Queen’s Park, Museum, or to 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 take the University-Spadina line subway northbound to Queen’s Park, Museum or St. George subway station (depending on your destination.)

Arriving from Union Station 

All Toronto-bound 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.