- Local and vegan fare at Hot Yam!
- Dining on the grounds of Hart House.
- Grocery shopping at the U of T Scarborough Student Centre.
- Eclectic food choices in Toronto's Kensington Market.
- Photo credits: Jonathan Lung
Destinations for multi-cultural dining and conversation.
Eating at U of T is as much about where and who you’re dining with as it is about the food. Which is saying a lot considering that the food culture around U of T’s three campuses offers many options. Students from around the world find familiar favourites and expand their palettes while they expand their minds.
All three campuses have multi-cultural dining options, pubs, cafes and grab-and-go kiosks for busy students. There are local and organic choices, vegetarian and vegan options, brand name chains and espresso bars, with choices ranging from fresh sushi and noodle bowls to roast dinners and fresh baked desserts. Pizza and subs are popular and easy to find, and students will also find new favourites such as Singapore noodle salads, falafel and fresh fruit smoothies. U of T meal card plans are also available to resident and commuter students, ensuring a good meal is never far away.
Residence and College Dining
Dining halls and restaurants are more than a place to eat — they are alive with debates, laughter and studying and many are steeped in tradition. Meal plans and menus differ among residences and colleges at U of T St. George. Each offers an excellent number of options including hot and cold breakfast bars, fresh salad bars, pasta bars, grilled food, stir-fry, sandwich stations, deserts and vegetarian, vegan and halal meals. U of T was voted Canada’s most vegetarian-friendly university by PETA2. The variety of residence options also allows students to choose between accommodations with in-suite or common kitchens. Many residences also have cooking classes and clubs to help students learn to love cooking.
Toronto is renowned for being Canada’s dining capital, and U of T students often explore the world of food available in markets and restaurants throughout the city. Likewise, students at U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough enjoy the benefit of being surrounded by the flavours of Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East as well as many popular North American favourites. In the neighbourhoods bordering the campuses, it’s easy to find lively pubs for watching sports, quiet cafes for studying and restaurants that offer student discounts.
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