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.
Due to current lockdown measures, the Club is currently closed until further notice.
We continue to offer delicious TAKE OUT options from Chef Doug. See Dining tab for menus: Dinner Kits, Smoker Items, and Frozen Items. Available Tuesdays (2 - 5 pm) and Fridays (11 - 3 pm) for pick-up/delivery.
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.
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.
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?