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.
The 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.
Thank you for your patience as we build a first-floor corridor and renovate the Huron Street entrance to the Clara Benson Building.
Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
fall/winter Office Hours
The Main Office is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Customer and Membership Services Kiosk is open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Family day closure
The Athletic Centre will be closed on Monday February 19th, 2018 for Family Day.
For the safety and security of everyone in the building, please enter and exit the building through the main entrances on Harbord St. and Classic Ave.
Propping outside doors open to facilitate unauthorized entry jeopardizes the security of the facility and will result in suspension of membership privileges. Students and members must swipe their card at the turnstiles for entry to the facility. Student membership cards are non-transferable.
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
Athletic Centre 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. Change tables and steam rooms are in each of the men’s and women’s change rooms. 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. Day lockers are available. 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.