Everyone deserves a safe place to live. Learn what you need to know to make informed choices about the safety and security of your home.  

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Community safety

If you need emergency assistance, you should know how to access emergency services both on campus and off campus.

If a serious medical, security or fire emergency arises that requires immediate assistance, you can dial 911 from any phone free of charge — if you are calling from a public telephone/ payphone, you will not require a coin to place the call. This call will connect you to an emergency operator who will send emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) to your location.  
 

 

On-campus safety

The University of Toronto is dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. U of T provides the following services to help ensure your safety:
 

WalkSmart

WalkSmart on the St. George campus is a reliable and safe alternative to walking alone at night. Student staff working in pairs (one male and one female) will escort you anywhere on campus or to a subway station. Staff carry photo badges and wear distinctive jackets while on duty.

WalkSmart staff are available from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday to Friday from the first day of classes in September until the last day of classes in April. Call 416-978-SAFE (7233) to arrange a walk. For more information, please see the WalkSmart website.

 

Campus police  

Each U of T campus has a campus police service. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, you should always call 911 before calling your campus police. On each campus, urgent calls to the campus police can be made free of charge from any campus public (pay) telephone.

 

Campus emergency telephones

These are located around each of the 3 campuses. By pressing the button on the emergency pole or phone box, you will be immediately connected to the U of T Police, who will know your exact location. Also, public payphones will allow you to call 911 at no charge.

 

Community Safety Office  

The Community Safety Office is responsible for coordinating the ongoing education and outreach initiatives directed at improving safety and security on all three campuses. For more information, please contact the Community Safety Office website.