We are proud to offer a wide variety of club events to capture the interests of our diverse membership. From music, theatre, and the visual arts to business, politics, and the law, you will find something to capture your imagination among our monthly programme of speakers and events.
Located on Toronto's prestigious University Avenue, in the heart of the city, the University Club of Toronto is housed in a cherished heritage building that is retreat for members to dine, socialize, pursue intellectual or artistic enlightenment via the Club's many events or perhaps visit our boutique fitness centre. it is a place where connections are forged, relationships are built and friendships are made.
At the University Club of Toronto we pride ourselves on planning, executing and serving catered functions that meet with a client's high expectations. Whether you are planning an all-day seminar, a family birthday party, or a formal sit-down dinner for 120, we can help you plan your event and make it as easy as 1-2-3!
The elegance and prestige of one of the foremost examples of Georgian architecture in Canada provides a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and celebrations of both Club members, guests and non-members. Private rooms ranging in size from intimate and inviting to the stunning grandeur of the main dining room are available.
Located in the lower level of the Club is a complete Executive Fitness Centre with a full range of cardio equipment, weight training machines, free-weights, North American squash court, Golf practice cage and a wide range of popular group fitness programmes. We have a facility that will allow you to achieve your health programme goals.
Overnight accommodation for members, their guests, members of affiliated clubs and event holders is located on the third floor of the club house and each room is adorned with works from a particular Group of Seven artist or Group contemporary.
The University Club is open from Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner in the Library and for overnight accommodations and sports access, except on Statutory Holidays from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm throughout the week by prior arrangement.
Until Covid Restrictions are lifted, every person entering the Club must wear a mask and must provide proof of full (double) vaccination and ID with the front desk. If you are feeling unwell or have any of the symptoms of Covid please do not enter the Club house Masks can be removed at the dining table or when exercising if preferred.
In line with provincial mandate, all members, guests, staff and visitors must comply with the Club's Covid Proof of Vaccination Policy.
Vaccination Requirement at the University Club of Toronto
In accordance with the health guidelines of the Ontario government, as of September 22, 2021, everyone entering the club house, except as otherwise provided in this policy, must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Although getting vaccinated is a personal choice, the Club’s primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of all members, guests, visitors and staff. This policy has universal application.
On your first visit to the Club on or after September 22nd, please bring proof of your vaccination status. This information will be registered in confidence by the Club so that no further action is required on subsequent visits. Valid proof may be in the form of an official immunization record, an image of that record or by showing a provincial app created for the purpose of providing proof of vaccination against Covid 19.
In conformity with public health guidelines, once inside the Club, all members, visitors and staff are required to wear acceptable face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Members are always required to maintain a six foot spacing between persons who are not from the same household.
The reception staff are not permitted to grant access to any person over the age of twelve who is not in compliance with this restriction and for whom two full weeks have not elapsed since the date of the second vaccine shot.
Children under 12 years of age: With proof of age, children under the age of 12, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated under government regulations, may enter the club house in the company of a parent or guardian in compliance with the Club’s House Rules provided they wear a face mask at all times, except when eating and drinking at a table.
Please note that the Club will continue to monitor the regulations and guidelines issued, from time to time, by the relevant public health authorities and will amend this policy as required. The Club appreciates the cooperation of members in adhering to above provisions for the health and safety of fellow club users.
Your Health and Safety is our Top Priority!
ALL PERSONS ENTERING OR REMAINING IN THE UNIVERSITY CLUB OF TORONTO PREMISES SHALL WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING WHICH COVERS THE NOSE, MOUTH AND CHIN AS REQUIRED UNDER CITY OF TORONTO BY-LAW 541-2020. ALL PERSONS MUST PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION, SIGN A HEALTH DECLARATION AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN.
Please wear a mask in all common areas of the Club building and use the hand sanitiser on arrival, then check in with the front desk each time you visit to go through the health protocols in order to access the facilities.
While in the Club, wash hands frequently, maintain a safe distance from others (6 feet apart), and remember to make reservations in advance for you and each of your guests so we can look after you appropriately.
We have been working with advice from the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA), Restaurants Canada and the Greater Toronto Hotel Association who collect best practices from industry leaders, government agencies, technology experts, legal advisors, and key supply partners in order to develop a guide for a safe operations.
Focusing on processes that protect staff and guests and exceed health and safety expectations, our protocols aim to provide the roadmap to successful operations recovery. By following these recommendations, we can help ensure safe, welcoming spaces that inspire member trust, so that we can not only survive but thrive. We hope that this can provide a marketing focus, in that we can make the Club a safer dining experience upon re-opening than can most restaurants which are more limited in size and scope. Similarly, our smaller ‘boutique’ style hotel rooms can be a selling point highlighting reduced contact by virtue of limited public traffic.
This will serve as a practical guide to help build confidence with members, guests and staff alike, outlining required and desired health and safety deliverables, as well as elements uniquely crafted for this particular club.
We must expect that over time we will likely need to modify our approach and update our spaces, but two core elements of our business remain:
our dedication to looking after our members, guests and staff; and
our mission to provide a safe and memorable dining experience or stay—one that will ensure members and guests want to return to and want to tell others about.