Back Campus Fields


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About the Back Campus Fields

The Back Campus fields are available for use by individuals and groups for physical activity and sport. The fields are comprised of two synthetic turf fields and provide state-of-the art outdoor facilities on our downtown campus. The multi-purpose fields are Ontario’s first International Hockey Federation (FIH) certified pitches and together are believed to be the highest quality two-turf facility for field hockey currently in operation in Canada. The fields were used as a competition venue for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

The Back Campus Fields are used for recreational workouts and activities, registered programs and instruction, child and youth programming, intramurals, and special events. The Back Campus Fields is home to the following University of Toronto Varsity Blues intercollegiate sports: Field Hockey.

When full operations are able to resume:

Recreational field hockey, soccer, Ultimate, lacrosse and other field sports can be played on the fields during non-programmed activity times. Reading, relaxing and picnicking are welcome on the natural grass and amongst the treed areas surrounding the turfed areas of the Back Campus Fields. We look forward to welcoming everyone back onto our fields when we are able to do so.

Hours

The Back Campus Fields are booked limited use for official U of T Sport and Rec programming throughout the week, generally Monday to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Field access

In alignment with COVID-19 public health guidelines, these fields are currently only available for official U of T Sport and Rec physical activity and sport programming for use by registered individuals as we reopen our indoor and outdoor facilities. If you are not eligible or registered to take part in a scheduled program or open sports training, you will need to leave the field during program times.

When visiting, PLease note the following guidelines for us:

  • Access to the Back Campus Fields for Sport and Rec programming is via north gates off of Hoskin Ave.
  • These fields are available for use by individuals and groups for physical activity and sport. 

  • For your own enjoyment and safety, a flat soled shoe is best to avoid injury. Please do not wear cleats on the fields. 

  • Please do not bring items onto the fields that could cause injury to you or others, or damage to the turf, including bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and sharp or breakable objects.

  • Dogs and other pets (with the exception of service animals) are prohibited on the fields. 

  • Water in non-breakable containers is permitted. Please refrain from taking other kinds of beverages, including alcohol, onto the fields.

  • Shirts must be worn at all times during Sport & Rec programmed activities.

Facility details

The Back Campus Fields is home to two synthetic turf fields with outdoor stands, surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees. There are no changing rooms or washrooms at the fields. 

Travelling

Metered, street parking is available along Hoskin Ave. and Devonshire Pl. There is also a Green P Municipal Parking lot at Bedford Rd. and Bloor St. W. 

Bike racks are available along Hoskin Ave. and Devonshire Pl.

The Back Campus Fields is a short walking distance south of the St. George Subway Station (Bedford side) or is accessible 94 Wellesley Bus. 

Rentals

Back Campus Fields are available to rent for field sport leagues, competitions, etc. Visit our Rentals page for more details and pricing. U of T student clubs and groups are able to book facility space here.

Questions?

Contact us at 416-978-3436 and press "0" to speak with a customer experience representative or email us at sportandrec@utoronto.ca.