Welcome to the University Club

Often called the world within a city, Toronto is most well-known for its multiculturalism. With over 250 ethnicities represented, there is no city quite like it. Located on Toronto’s prestigious University Avenue, the University Club of Toronto is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, surrounded by a diverse array of neighborhoods including Old Toronto, Kensington Market, and the Garden District. Just a 10-minute walk from The Art Gallery of Ontario and Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, and steps from the historic Queen Street West, the Club is surrounded in all directions by the best the city has to offer.

  • A private retreat in the heart of downtown.
  • Exclusive dining in our casual Bar or elegant Library.
  • Access to a treasured wine cellar and extensive wine collection.
  • 24/7 access to our boutique fitness centre with cardio equipment, machines, free weights, classes, squash, and a golf practice facility.
  • Access to an international network of over 300 private clubs, many with overnight accommodations.
  • Modern accommodations for members or sponsored guests.
  • Golf privileges at a number of nearby private golf clubs.
  • Ski privileges at a number of nearby private ski clubs.
  • Various private rooms for corporate and personal functions.
  • Invitations to an ever-changing calendar of exclusive club events.
  • Network of like-minded individuals.

The University Club is a private club that has been part of the Toronto social scene since before the First World War. Its origins date back to 1906 when a group of recent graduates from the University of Toronto decided that the existing gentlemen’s clubs of the day were too staid for their tastes and they decided to create a club of their own.

As the Club thrived and expanded, it has occupied a number of sites in the centre of Toronto, eventually moving to its current location on University Avenue in 1929. The magnificent club house was designed by the architects Mathers and Haldenby and was built by the firm of Jackson – Lewis, the principals of both firms being Club members. It is generally regarded as one of Canada’s finest neo-classical buildings earning heritage status under the Ontario Heritage Act 1978.

Fork pressing into a raviola with tomatoes and basil on a black plate.
Hotel room with white bed, side tables and florals
Cropped shot of women working out with exercise bikes in a exercising class at the gym

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