Over 75% of the students at the University of Toronto make the commute to campus each day, and we’re here to help! We can provide information and resources to assist you in managing your time, money and energy as you make the trip downtown. Commuter students are vital to the programs and services that we offer through the Office of Student Life and the Innis College Student Society, in which we strongly encourage our Innis students to participate. At Innis, we strive to make our spaces as commuter-friendly as possible. The ICSS also offers various “Commuter Breakfasts & Lunches” throughout the year. Make sure you read the Student Life newsletter to find out when they’re happening, along with all the other social events they have planned for our commuting students.
In the Innis College building, you can find the ICSS commuter lounge, located just behind the Innis Café. The commuter lounge is accessible from 9am-9pm daily for all Innis students whether they need a place to kill time between classes, socialize with fellow Innisians, or get some study time in for that upcoming midterm. The lounge has a TV, air hockey table, and foosball table for entertainment, along with a fridge, microwave, and kettle for those needing a place to eat. The Innis Café is a fantastic food option when you are around the College, and a great place to find good quality food for cheap! The Café also now accepts Flex Dollars which can be used to pay for food at many locations throughout campus.
Across the street, we also have the Events Room in the Innis Residence in which commuters have an ideal study space with tables, chairs, and Wi-Fi. The space is open to all Innis students from 8am-11pm daily, unless it’s in use for meetings/events. If you have some time between classes, or are unsure where to go, swing by the ICSS office in the College, or the Office of Student Life in the Residence, and stop by for a visit! Commuters don’t need to make an appointment to speak with any of our Dons or Student Life staff and they have extended office hours till 11 PM at night if you want to come by and visit and chat about anything: academic, personal, life-skills development, career and jobs, whatever! They also have a Don-On-Duty every evening, and throughout the night and on weekends, in case you have an emergency situation. So if you’re stuck downtown and are having a personal crisis or emergency issues, stop by the Front Desk at the Residence, and they’ll contact the Don-On-Duty to assist you.
The College has limited lockers and they’re available on a first-come, first-served basis through the ICSS after Frosh Week. Please contact email@example.com to request a locker.
Particularly during the warmer months, cycling to campus can be fun, affordable and good for your health! For your convenience, Bixi Bikes are available for rent throughout campus, and can be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to travelling around the city, with locations found all over the downtown core. There’s a rack of Bixi bikes just north of our location outside the Woodsworth Residence at St. George & Bloor.
Biking to campus? Worried about bike theft?
Any Innis student can take advantage of our secure underground bike storage locker.Simply register your name and make/model of your bike at the Front Desk of the Residence, and they’ll provide you with the key.
Students who commute using the TTC need to purchase the Post-Secondary Student Monthly Metropass for the discounted price of $104. This Student Metropass can only be used with an accompanying student ID (your UTORid or TCard). Check out the UTSU Metropass website for the dates and times they’re on sale.
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Parking is available at various places around campus. A large underground parking garage is located beneath the Innis Residence. Parking rates, locations and information can be found at Parking Services. The UofT Parking Map is located here.