Whether you’re living on campus or commuting in, you’ll quickly find yourself calling Glendon home. We’re lucky to have both a strong commuter and on-campus resident community for you to take advantage of.

Res Life

Life in residence at Glendon is an exciting time! In our two residence buildings – Hilliard and Wood – about 90% of our rooms are single rooms. You can also choose to request a double-occupancy room if you prefer.

Glendon residences also offer floors to suit any preference you might have:

  • The third floor of A-House Wood Residence is designated as a quiet floor.
  • Whereas most floors are co-ed, C- and F-House in Hilliard Residence and E-House in Wood Residence are female only.

Other useful things you may want to know:

  • Check out the residence rates and meal plan options. Consider the room type and plan you feel is right for you. Remember, you can use your meal card at both the Glendon and Keele campus restaurants and food outlets.
  • Your Don, a senior student staff member, can help you with any concerns you may have! The Don-On-Duty (DOD) system provides an emergency contact overnight (6:00pm to 8:00am) and 24 hours on weekends (6:00pm Friday to 8:00am Monday), should you need it.
  • You can access Wi-Fi internet in your room, hang out in the common room in your residence house, and take advantage of the laundry, study, and games rooms in your building. There are irons, vacuums, movies, and games on the ready for you to borrow from the Night Porter’s Office.
  • For an idea of what to bring to residence, eAmbassador Laura wrote a blog post about a few things she couldn’t live without during her time in residence. You can check out more posts from our eAmbassadors about residence life.
  • Worried about getting your stuff into your room? Have no fear. On move-in day, D-Frosh (orientation leaders) will greet you and help unpack your car!

Commuting to Glendon

If you’re commuting to Glendon, don’t fret – the majority of our students arrive from outside campus. Take advantage of our on-campus resources, like the Glendon Commuters Club, which you can find on Twitter.

Glendon eAmbassadors Michelle and Sarah share their tips for having a great experience as a commuter student on their blogs, The Best Years and Live & Doodle.

Directions to our campus, via car or public transit, can be found here. If you need help getting familiar with the various public transport systems in and around Toronto, scroll down to our transit tips below!

Parking at Glendon

Visiting campus with your car for a short time? We have visitor lots with hourly rates. On weekdays, you’ll pay $1.75 per half-hour to a maximum of either $15 or $10 per day, depending on where you park.

If you’re looking to park at Glendon on a daily basis, parking permits are available. For more information, visit the York Parking Services page, or visit Glendon Parking Services at the Greenhouse.

All of our visitor parking lots can be easily location on the Glendon map (PDF).

Using the TTC

Glendon Campus is a short bus ride away from Lawrence Station on the Yonge Line (Line 1). If you’re looking for accessibility accommodations when coming to Glendon, the Bayview 11 bus goes to Davisville and Bayview subway stations, which are both accessible.

For unlimited monthly travel, Post-Secondary Metropasses are sold for $112 per month, available for purchase from all TTC stations. Don’t forget – to use a post-secondary pass, you must show your TTC-issued Post-Secondary Student Photo ID Card. Be sure to hang on to your metropasses – you may be able to use them for a tax credit!

Without a pass, a single cash fare for both adults and post-secondary students is $3, no matter how far you go within the City of Toronto. Ensure you have exact change for boarding the bus! You can buy in bulk to save money. When you buy tokens, which are good for one TTC fare, the price works out to $2.70 each. These don’t expire, so it’s a good idea to stock up!

For more information about TTC fares and schedules, including how transfers work, check out their website.

If you’re coming from outside of the city, you can use the GO system. The GO serves to connect the GTA with Toronto. You can purchase a reloadable electronic fare card, called a PRESTO card, to use on the GO system. Certain TTC stations will also accept the PRESTO card as payment for travel.