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Get Active

Take a break from your books and get active in all kinds of fun (and free!) ways on campus. Improve how you perform in the classroom, meet new people, lower stress levels, enhance your sleep, boost concentration and get the most out of U of T life on all three campuses!

 
Programs and Services
U of T Athletic Centre pool
U of T Athletic Centre pool
Athletic Centre pools
The Athletic Centre houses three pools.

The Athletic Centre houses three pools: A 50 metre pool with eight lanes, a 25 yard pool with six lanes and a teach pool. Drop-in swim times and registered instruction are offered. Women’s only hours are also available in the 25-yard pool.

aeriel view students on workout machines
aeriel view students on workout machines
Hart House Fitness
Looking for a different kind of gym experience?

Looking for a different kind of gym experience?

Open 365 days a year and located downtown on the University of Toronto campus, the Hart House Fitness Centre features an art deco pool, squash courts, multi-level fitness facilities, suspended indoor track and a variety of spaces for everything from basketball to archery. Eligible UofT students are automatic members, but anyone can join. Learn more about membership options and special discounts.

The Student Experience
students at laptops
students at laptops
U of T Sport and Recreation survey
We want to know what you think!

We want to know what you think!

Sport and Recreation (“Sport and Rec”) at U of T is committed to offering a range of programs and activities for all U of T students. 

Complete the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education online survey. It should take about 5 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the survey, we have a small snack as a thank you. We value your feedback. Your responses will be confidential and will be presented back to program planners as part of a summary of everyone’s responses.

Logo with text. "Your prescription for health: Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus at University of Toronto"
Logo with text. "Your prescription for health: Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus at University of Toronto"
Exercise is Medicine
Exercise is Medicine Canada @ University of Toronto

The University of Toronto campus division of Exercise is Medicine Canada, an initiative to use physical activity to make Canadians healthier.

Exercise is Medicine has three priorities for promoting student health: 

  1. Promote inter-professional discussion and learning about exercise 
  2. Strive to promote physical activity as a means of treatment and prevention of illness within the student population. 
  3. Develop strong relationships between health professions to build resources, advocates and supporters of prescribing exercise as a means of treatment and disease prevention.
Student playing keep up with a soccer ball on back campus
Student playing keep up with a soccer ball on back campus
Working exercise into a busy schedule
Life @ U of T blogger Annette shares tips for being active with a busy schedule

"I am a student. I’m an athlete. I’m a coach, tour guide, blogger and a whole slew of other things. But I’m a student above all. I always do my best to put academics first. Having said that, physical activity is important. So, here are 5 ways to stay active when you really, truly don’t have time."

Healthy Habits
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
City of Toronto pools
List of outdoor pools in Toronto.

The City of Toronto has 57 outdoor pools for residents and visitors to have fun in the sun and make a splash while enjoying the warm summer weather. 

student on a bicycle
student on a bicycle
Cycling in Toronto
Find routes and get safety tips.

The Toronto Cycling Map is a great resource for planning your route to work, school, shopping, or simply to explore. 

Zombies, run! logo
Zombies, run! logo
Zombies, Run!
A running game and audio adventure

Run in the Real World.

Become a Hero in Another.

Only a few have survived the zombie epidemic. You are a Runner en-route to one of humanity’s last remaining outposts. They need your help to gather supplies, rescue survivors, and defend their home.

And you have another mission — one they don’t know about...