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.
We are excited to announce that the Club will be RE-OPENING Tuesday, August. 4th.
Please read our COVID Protocols for the Health & Safety of our Staff, Members and Guests
As we reopen in house service, please note the following:
The Club will be open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Friday thru August to Labour Day
All bookings must be by advance reservation to ensure appropriate spacing and set up
of tables, at least one hour prior to service: reception@UClubToronto.com or
We will ask if you have guests who are not in your bubble so that each person needs to
be seated 6' apart.
All persons entering the Club must check in with reception and confirm their health
status and have their temperature taken.
Anyone with signs of COVID, or who has travelled outside of Canada may not use the
All persons entering the Club must wear a mask until they get seated at their table, or
arrive in their bedroom, or to the execise room.
Table presentation will be pared back to ensure minimal equipment to be touched.
Menus will be sanitised after each use.
Condiments will be provided in mini containers with salt & pepper upon request
Drinks will be served only to seated guests at dining tables. There will be no drinks
service elsewhere in the Club
Diners must stay at their table, not go over to other tables or around the room other
than direct arrival and departure from the table and to the washroom
Food Service is offered on the Second Floor, and will be in either the Main Dining Room
or Library as reservations permit
There will be no F&B service to the Sports Lounge due to time constrictions on
Maximum table size is 10 persons within the same bubble, otherwise maximum is 6 ppl
Members will not be asked to sign chits. Instead a copy of the invoice will be forwarded
same day to their email
Maximums will be in place for the elevator, washrooms and dining rooms - please
observe the posted information
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
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. Masks can be removed in the dining rooms once you are seated at your table and need not be worn in the accommodations area once you are inside your room.
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 will be staffing in accordance with numbers expected so remember to call ahead to avoid disappointment.
As of mid-July the overnight accommodations have reopened for reservations, and we continue to offer take out food and beverage services. We are looking forward to the arrival of Phase 3 for Toronto, but in the meantime, we cannot offer any in-house dining.
Protocols for Reopening
As we look ahead to Phase 3 this summer, 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 and successful reopening.
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 than can most restaurants which are more limited in size and scope. Similarly once the hotel rooms are permitted to reopen, our smaller ‘boutique’ style can be a selling point highlighting reduced contact by virtue of limited public traffic.
This will serve as a practical guide to reopening 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.
DAILY FLOW UNDER COVID REOPENING PROTOCOLS
Under the City By-law, masks must be worn by every person in the common areas of the Club. They may be taken off when dining, or when in a private space (function rooms, overnight rooms, private offices).
From 6am, before the rest of the staff arrive for work, the Club will be sanitised by a cleaner with a backpack sprayer each day who will attend to each point of contact (rest rooms, light switches, door and door handles, hand sanitiser and soap dispensers, etc). This will continue throughout the day.
As employees arrive for work, they will have their temperature taken at the front desk. If they registered outside of the normal range or have any other symptoms, they will be sent home and be asked to go and get tested. A positive result would mean that they must stay away for 14 days.
The Front Desk has a plexiglass shield installed at the reception desk to maintain a barrier between the members and the first point of contact.
Members and guests must check in with the reception each time they arrive so we can log who has been in the building, and so they can sign a health declaration and have their temperature taken:
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID or do you have a fever?
Has anyone in your household been diagnosed with or is experiencing any symptoms of COVID?
Have you travelled outside of Canada within the past two weeks?
There will be a sign at the back door entrance to ensure that members and guests check in with the front desk before going elsewhere in the Club.This includes all visits to the sports facilities and deliveries.
Dining reservations will be required in order to accommodate diners – again helping us trace all contacts if needed, and to make sure our tables are situated appropriately to accommodate spacing from other tables. We will be asking if those dining at the same table need to be spaced from each other, ie. if this is a guest that is not in your ‘bubble’, so we can use a table of the right size to achieve that end. The layout of the dining room will be specific to each day’s reservation pattern. Note that the maximum seating at any table permitted under the guidelines is 6, so if numbers go over 6, parties will be seated at two different tables.
Front line staff working in food and beverage will wear a face shield and mask while they are serving.
Waiters, kitchen workers and bartenders will wear gloves and will change them every half hour.
Menus, wine lists and table condiments will be sanitised between each use. Paper will be laminated to allow for cleaning.
Table items will be limited and condiments will be provided in ramekins for individual use.
Members will no longer sign their chits unless they request to do so. Instead the front desk will be forwarding a copy of the day’s chits to members same day so they have a copy to review.
As long as we see demand, the Club will continue to offer take out/delivery twice a week alongside the regular in-Club dining experience, allowing us to carry on serving those most vulnerable who are less likely to visit the Club.
We expect that full protocols will be in place for some time, but we will continue to monitor federal, provincial and municipal health alerts and best practices for the hospitality industry.