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

New to Canada?

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.

TTC Photo ID Card for Discounted TTC Metropasses

Image result for Toronto streetcar picture wikipedia commonsFull-time students are eligible to save over $29 on their monthly TTC Metropass cost!

To receive this discounted Post-Secondary Student Metropass, you must purchase a Post-Secondary TTC Student Photo ID and be enrolled as a full-time student.

How to get a TTC Post-Secondary Photo ID Card

1. Bring the items needed to get your identification card:

  • Your York University student card
  • A printed copy of your course timetable and/or statement of your student financial account to prove full-time student status
  • $7 cash in exact change. Cheque, debit and credit card payments are not possible

2. Get your photo identification made:

For your convenience, Trans I.D. Services comes to the Keele campus in September:

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Chancellor’s Room (The Underground, Student Centre)
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Chancellor’s Room (The Underground, Student Centre)

Students may also obtain their TTC Post-Secondary Photo ID card from the TTC’s Sherbourne Station Photo ID Centre with $5.25 exact change, cash only. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm and Saturday 10am-4pm, except statutory holidays. On the first and last business day of each month, the Centre is open 10am-7 pm (Monday to Friday only). Sherbourne Station is not an accessible station.

GO Transit Student ID Card

York University students can apply online for their 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:

Rates for parking on Fine Arts Road (in front of the Schulich building) are $1.75/half-hour up to $15.00/day. Parking in the closest parking garage to Schulich costs $2.25/half-hour up to $15.00/day.

Construction on Campus

The campus is undergoing a number of projects, 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:

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!