Housing and Transportation
U of T provides the information you need to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus.
If you live off campus, you will also get information about public transportation options and parking services to help you with your commute.
Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program, as long as you indicate your interest in residence by the deadline.
Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student who is single or with a family, on-campus housing options are available at St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga.
Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you are learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.
Read more about on-campus housing and residence life at U of T.
Living off campus is a great way to live independently and discover the unique tapestry of Toronto’s many neighbourhoods.
Visit Off-Campus Housing for services, tools and advice to help you in your search.
Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with the university’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors.
View U of T’s meal plans and prices.
Getting to and around U of T’s campuses is easy using public transportation.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) travels through the downtown areas of U of T, while Mississauga Transit serves UTM.
For example, there are 4 subway stations and streetcar stops near the St. George campus, as well as inter-campus transportation services, convenient parking, well-lit walkways and lots of bike paths and racks.
The TTC offers a Post-Secondary Student TTC Metropass that must be accompanied by the authorized postsecondary TTC Student Photo ID card. Contact the University of Toronto Students’ Union to purchase the Metropass.
GO Transit offers reduced fares to full-time university students with a GO Student ID card. You can get your GO Student ID card at the TCard Office with a valid TCard.
U of T offers several services, including parking permits, shuttle buses and subsidized transit passes that can help you get to and from one campus to another.
Visit parking services for more details.