As of November 2, 2020 the Athletic Centre will re-open the 50m pool for lane swimming and intercollegiate swim team training. Indoor gyms and fitness spaces remain closed and sport and rec programming in these spaces remain suspended, in accordance with the provincial emergency measures put in place October 9, for a minimum of 28 days.
The Athletic Centre is located on the west side of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus at 55 Harbord St. It is accessible from the Spadina subway station and by streetcar.
Fall/Winter (starting september 8, 2020)
Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
fall/winter Office Hours (starting september 8, 2020)
The Main Office is open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Building entry - fall 2020
For fall 2020, entrances to buildings have been modified to control access according to City of Toronto public health. All entrances will be staffed during hours of operation, with the exception of the Harbord Street entrances to the Warren Stevens building (the Athletic Centre).
Access to the Athletic Centre for Sport and Rec participants will be through the Classic Avenue entrance.
Registered program participants are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of their program. No change room access will be permitted (except for lane swim participants).
Propping outside doors open to facilitate unauthorized entry jeopardizes the security of the facility and will result in suspension of membership privileges. Students, staff and faculty must swipe their T-card at the turnstiles for entry to the facility. Student T-cards are non-transferable.
The Athletic Centre is home to seven gymnasia, three pools, a strength and conditioning centre, indoor track, dance studio, cardio machines, tennis and squash courts, and steam rooms. Please note, that for fall 2020, the Athletic centre is re-opening with limited services and not all spaces will be available for use. Learn more
Gyms and courts
- Sports gym
- Upper gym
- Lower gym
- Field house: strength & cardio equipment, courts 1- 4, indoor track.
- Strength and conditioning centre
- Squash and Table Tennis courts
- Varsity pool (50m) – Eight-lane, Olympic-sized 50-metre pool with an adjacent teaching pool
- Benson pool (25yd) – Six-lane, 25-yard pool
Multi-purpose and fitness facilities
Change Rooms and Washrooms
Please note: For fall 2020 - No change room access will be permitted (except for lane swim participants). Day lockers are available for those registered for lane swimming only.
Change rooms are located in the basement. There are large accessible men’s and women’s change rooms with private cubicles for changing and showering as well as open areas. Privacy/family change rooms are also located in the basement and have two private change rooms for changing, open showers (bathing attire required) and two single user washrooms nearby. There is a small cubicle for changing outside the 25-yard pool and two single user washrooms located inside the pool area that can be used when the pool is open.
Additional single user washrooms are located by the Strength and Conditioning Centre, the Dance Studio and the Fencing Salle.
Parking and bike racks
Metered, street parking is available around the periphery of the Athletic Centre. There is also an underground parking lot across the street at Graduate House, 60 Harbord Street. This parking lot can be accessed by traveling north on Spadina Ave. or east on Glen Morris Ave. Bike racks are available in front of the Athletic Centre on Harbord St. and behind on Classic Ave.