Getting To Campus This January

The start of term is around the corner! You may be wondering (or worrying) about getting to, from and around campus.

Below is some helpful information about the many transit options available to you at the Keele campus and throughout the city of Toronto.

Taking the “TTC”: Toronto’s Public Transit System

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The Toronto Transit Commission (called the “TTC”) is the public agency that operates bus, subway train, streetcar, and para-transit services in the city of Toronto. For students and many residents, “taking the TTC” is the most convenient, and accessible way to travel throughout the city, and to campus. There are several ways to pay your fare. One option is to purchase a monthly pass called a TTC Metropass.

Visit the TTC website

TTC Subway Line 1 Extension: December 17, 2017

In arguably the most exciting transportation news to ever hit the university, the subway extension is set to open prior to the Winter 2018 term! As of December 17, 2017, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension will be complete, which means that you can now take Line 1 directly to York University station, located directly across from the Schulich building.

You can also check out York University’s Subway Construction website for a list of updates and changes related to the subway.

The new Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) will require changes to some parts of the bus network. Read the full details here.

GO Transit Student ID Card

GO Transit is a regional public transit system in Southern Ontario, Canada, servicing areas that are more remote to Schulich’s Keele Campus in Toronto. York University students can apply online for a GO Transit Student ID Card. Please note that this GO Transit Student ID Card is only available for full time enrolled and registered students. In the application you will be provided with the following options:

  • Have the card mailed
  • Pick it up from the Parking & Transportation Office at the William Small Centre

To apply for your GO Transit Student Identification Card, please click here.

For more information please call 416-736-5335 or e-mail

Parking at York University

Students can purchase a parking permit though Parking Services in the William Small Centre. The cost of parking varies depending on the lot you choose to park in. Complete details about this are available here:

Construction on Campus

The campus is undergoing a number of projects, (including the exciting subway line expansion!) which may result in delays and route changes. Check the Keele Interactive Map for details. Select “Construction > Show/Hide Construction” on the left hand side to see where construction sites are located.

GoSafe & the Village Shuttle

GoSafe is a safety service available to faculty, staff, and students free of charge. By request, this service will walk you from one point on the campus to another.  GoSafe operates during the evenings, usually after 6:00pm. More information is available on their website:

The University also offers a campus shuttle service, offering service to the off-campus housing areas to the south the Keele Campus. More information, such as routes, stops and schedules are available on the Off-Campus Shuttles page.

For convenient access to these services and more on campus safety, download the York U Safety App.

Nadal (Downtown) Campus

If you’ll be taking your MBA classes downtown, the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre is centrally located and very accessible by TTC. For location details, a map and directions, click below.

See you on campus very soon!

2018-01-22T15:56:33+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Community|Tags: , |

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