Welcome to the UTGSU Services

Welcome to UTGSU Services where you can access a variety of UTGSU and U of T services. Just click on the link below to be connected directly to the service offering site. If you have any suggestions for UTGSU or U of T service links, please contact communications@utgsu.ca.

UTGSU Services

Services Funded via UTGSU Levies

UTGSU Committee and Caucuses

Other U of T Services

  1. Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students (CRC) [New!]
  2. SGS Student Services
  3. Accessibility Services For Students
  4. Athletic Centre
  5. Career Centre
  6. Centre for International Experience
  7. English Language And Writing Support (ELWS)
  8. Family Care Office & Resource Centre
  9. First Nations House
  10. Graduate Dossier Service
  11. Gradlife
  12. Grad Escapes
  13. Hart House
  14. Health and Wellness Centre
  15. Housing Services
  16. Intramurals (SGS)
  17. University of Toronto Ombudsperson
  18. Health and Safety
  19. Student Life Programs & Services
  20. Swap Shop


UTGSU Services

UTGSU Agenda and Resource Guide

Pick up your free UTGSU Agenda and Resource Guide in your department or the UTGSU basement lounge (16 Bancroft Ave). It contains a wealth of information, including: how YOUR Union operates, how Course Unions and the University operate, details on UTGSU Committees and Caucuses, UTGSU services such as our Health and Dental Insurance and Volleyball Leagues, and contact details for all University of Toronto groups and resources relevant to graduate students. And a free agenda too!


*** SUMMER SEMESTER: Weekly drop-in takes place on Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm. Appointments for other times must be requested by email. ***

Please read below for 2017-2018 card issuing times

All full-time graduate students are entitled to a free International Student Identity Card (ISIC) which may be used to obtain discounts on travel, merchandise, and services throughout the world. The ISIC provides members with student discounts on Greyhound Bus, VIA Rail, Porter Air, and other travel. Check out http://isiccanada.ca for more info on ISIC and current discounts. Cards are also available online at http://www.isiccanada.ca/cfsfcee.

New System: On-the-spot card printing! We take your photo in the office; no need to bring a photo.

Where: UTGSU office, 16 Bancroft Avenue (basement)

Drop-in Time: From May 7 to August 31, 2018 (summer semester)Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 pm, no appointment necessary for drop-in time. Other times are available by email appointment only. Drop-in cancellations will be posted on this webpage. We do not issue cards outside of drop-in times and appointments, and cannot accommodate walk-in requests for cards.

ID Reminder: Bring proof of full-time enrollment (i.e. show us ROSI/ACORN on your phone or print a copy of the first page). ISIC application forms are in the UTGSU office.

Cost: Free for all full-time graduate students at U of T. Part-time graduate students are not eligible. UTGSU cannot issue ISICs to undergraduate students or to students from other post-secondary institutions. Please go to www.isiccanada.ca/cfsfcee to get your card online.

Validity: Cards are valid for one year from date of issue.

Contact: For questions, or appointments outside of drop-in times, please contact Gail at membership@utgsu.ca.

*The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a discount card for full-time post-secondary students. It is not a government-issued ID, and cannot be used in place of official identification showing proof of age such as a driver’s licence or passport.

Services Funded via UTGSU Levies


Bikechain is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) bicycle repair shop. They do not fix your bike for you, but they teach you to do it. Bikechain also offers workshops, sells bicycle parts, and operates a free bicycle lending program. More information can be found on the Bikechain website.


The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop in space for all women and trans people on campus. We provide free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming.

The Centre was founded by UofT self-identified women undergraduate students in 1986. They organized to create a safe, accessible space for all women at U of T to gather, seek support, and advocate on issues relevant to them. The Centre is a student funded, volunteer driven, non profit, campus, community organization governed by its Collective.

The Centre is just across from the UTGSU at 563 Spadina, on the Ground Floor. More information, including hours of operation and how to get involved, can be found on the Centre’s website.


Downtown Legal Services (DLS) is a legal clinic run by U of T law students and supervised by lawyers. They offer confidential service and representation for landlord and tenant matters, small claims, academic appeals, employment issues, social assistance appeals and other legal matters. Full and part-time students have access to notaries at no (or nominal) charge. Full-time students pay $3 out of their incidental fees (part-time students pay $2). A $1 refund is available within 60 days of registration. Students are asked to call ahead to book an appointment. More information can be found on the DLS website.


Harvest Noon Café, located on the top floor of the UTGSU Building, provides a relaxed and inclusive gathering space for both U of T students and members of the wider community to eat, cook, learn about, and express their love for food. They aim to serve local, sustainable, and organically produced food and to support principles of food justice and accessibility. Harvest Noon is a project of the Toronto Sustainable Food Co-operative, an organization initiated by members of the student group Hot Yam! in the Fall of 2011. By building relationships with local producers and like-minded groups, they provide opportunities and support for folks interested in fostering good, clean and fair food alternatives.

Harvest Noon Cafe is open from 10-2 Monday through Friday. Check out the Harvest Noon website for a menu and information.


 provides leadership through action, education, and research on pressing environmental and social justice issues. Driven by hardworking volunteers, OPIRG provides workshops and services to graduate students at the University of Toronto including their Disorientation week workshop series, Tools for Change, and TRACX (Toronto Research Action and Community Exchange). Through their efforts, they empower students and the UofT community to work cooperatively for a more just and healthy society. Because of OPIRG, students have access to resources and training that are essential to community building, advocacy, and professional development. More information can be found on the OPIRG website.


UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. UTERN encompasses all students at the University of Toronto including undergraduate and graduate students from all three campuses. We welcome all funding applications from all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto. More information can be found on the UTERN website.