Getting Here


2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto Ontario M4N 3M6

  • Explore (Ages 19+): We do not arrange pick-up or drop-off services to or from the airport, train station, or bus terminal. Please note that participants are responsible for the cost of travel from their point of arrival to the Glendon campus.
  • Explore (Ages 13-15) and Destination Clic: A member of our monitor team will be waiting for participants upon their arrival at the airport, train station or bus terminal and can assist them in making transportation arrangements to the Glendon campus. Please contact us via email with your travel details so we are able to plan for your arrival accordingly. Please note that participants are responsible for the cost of travel from their point of arrival to the Glendon campus.

The campus is a short bus ride away from Lawrence Station, located on the TTC’s yellow, Yonge-University subway line.

Upon arrival at Lawrence subway station, make your way to street level to the bus stop outside the Toronto Public Library. The Eastbound 124 Sunnybrook Hospital bus (currently suspended), the Eastbound 162 Lawrence-Donway, the 11C Bayview, and the Eastbound 52G Lawrence West bus will take you within walking distance to Glendon’s main entrance. The stop announcement is ‘306 Lawrence Avenue East – York University – Toronto French School’. Participants will be able to see the campus gates just passed the overpass bridge.

We recommend purchasing a TTC Presto card for greater convenience while using the public transportation system. Presto cards can be bought and loaded at vending machines located in subway stations. Visit their site for more information regarding prices.

For more information about the TTC, visit their website.

Please make sure you specify the Glendon Campus address (2275 Bayview Avenue) when choosing the location as there are multiple York University campuses.

If you are planning to bring a vehicle, please visit the parking services website to find more information about rates and to purchase a permit.

Arrival and Departure

Explore Spring Session (Ages 19 +)

  • Move-in: Tuesday May 21, 2024
  • Program: Wednesday May 22 to Friday June 21, 2024
  • Move-out: Saturday June 22, 2024

Explore Summer Session (Ages 13-15)

  • Session 1
    • Move-in: Monday July 1, 2024
    • Program: Tuesday July 2 to Thursday, July 18, 2024
    • Move-out: Friday July 19, 2024
  • Session 2
    • Move-in: Monday July 22, 2024
    • Program: Tuesday July 23 to Thursday August 8, 2024
    • Move-out: Friday August 9, 2024

Destination Clic

  • Move-in: Monday July 1, 2024
  • Program: Tuesday July 2 to Thursday July 18, 2024
  • Move-out: Friday July 19, 2024

Explore (Ages 19+) Only: If you are arriving to Toronto before move-in day and would like to stay in residence a day early, please contact us by email at to confirm availability and rates.

Regrettably, extended accommodations are not available for any of our programs. Students are required to leave their residence room on move-out day.

Move-In Dates

  • Explore (Ages 19+): Tuesday May 21, 2024
  • Explore (Ages 13 to 15):
    • Session 1: Monday July 1, 2024
    • Session 2: Monday July 22, 2024
  • Destination Clic: Monday July 1, 2024

Check-in procedures upon arrival at the Glendon campus:

Designated arrival times are between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  

  1. Go to the table that corresponds with your program (FFL, FSL or ESL) and the first letter of your last name;
  2. You will be asked by the monitor to show your photo identification card;
  3. You will receive the following documents:
    • Campus map
    • Wi-Fi username and password
    • Week 1 schedule
    • Day 1 Schedule
    • Monthly program calendar
    • Lanyard
    • YU Guest Card (for laundry and printing)
    • TTC map (19 + participants only)
    • Important Contacts and Services

Please note:  

    • Meals are not provided during move-in day (except for the 13-15 groups and Destination Clic, dinner only).  

Move-Out Dates

  • Explore (Ages 19+): Saturday June 22, 2024
  • Explore (Ages 13 to 15):
    • Session 1: Friday July 19, 2024
    • Session 2: Friday August 9, 2024
  • Destination Clic: Friday July 19, 2024

Check-Out Procedures

  1. Pack up all your personal belongings from the room.
  2. Leave the room before 11:00 AM.
  3. Return your key and YU Guest Cards to the monitor in the designated area.

Please Note:

  • Only breakfast will be provided on move-out day.
  • Any damages, lost property, or unnecessary service costs caused by a participant to the residence through neglect, accident or intent will be charged to the participant(s) involved using the security deposit. Please refer to your registration forms for more details.

Accommodation and Facilities

Hilliard and Wood Residences offer traditional dormitory-style rooms available as single and double accommodations. Every effort will be made to place you in a single room, however, please note that you may be placed in a double. Each room is furnished with one single bed, desk, dresser, garbage bin and chair. Washroom facilities and common rooms are shared by members of each floor. Once per week, participants will be required to leave their bed sheets and pillowcase outside their rooms on a respective day for each house and floor if they want their sheets to be changed. Linens will be provided however, for maximum comfort, it is recommended that you bring your own pillow. Communal laundry facilities are also available in each residence. Please note that residences are not air conditioned, so bringing a fan is recommended.

For more information about Glendon’s residences, feel free to visit their website. 

Please Note: If you would like to share a room with another participant, we ask that BOTH parties email us to indicate their preference. Note that for Explore (ages 13 to 15) and Destination Clic, only same-sex rooming requests will be considered. 

Note: If you would like to share a room with another participant, we ask that BOTH parties email us to indicate their preference. Note that for Explore (ages 13 to 15) and Destination Clic, only same-sex rooming requests will be considered.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided to you for each day of the program at the Glendon cafeteria. The menu is varied and includes vegetarian, vegan, and halal options (buffet style).


  • Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Dinner: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Participants requiring dietary accommodations due to reasons other than severe food allergies or health conditions that are medically documented must personally cover the costs of meal supplements. Most dietary and religious food restrictions are accommodated. If you choose to eat off campus, you are not eligible for any type of reimbursement.

Note: Regrettably, participants are not permitted to have access to a kitchen under any circumstance. If you require access to a kitchen, kindly consider seeking admission at another institution. 

The Leslie Frost Library houses a remarkable collection of more than 300,000 documents in French, English, and Spanish, including a vast assortment of electronic resources. Individual desks and computer workstations provide quiet study spaces.

The Glendon Athletic Club is a 55,000 square foot full use fitness facility located within Glendon Campus. Facilities, such as the pool, exercise rooms, gymnasium, weight room, etc. are available to use.

Steps for Purchasing an Explore/Destination Clic GAC membership: 

  • Create an online account on our member portal 
  • Once account is created email either Todd  stating your name and that you want an Explore or a Destination Clic membership 
  • Once the information has been verified, you can purchase the membership online  
  • Note: in the case of minors, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver before they can purchase a membership  

Policies and Code of Conduct:

Membership Prices:

  • Explore (19+) – 5 week program $50 
  • Explore (13-15) – 3 week program $36 
  • Destination Clic – 3 week program $36 

Laundry machines are available in both residence buildings. Participants will need a YU Guest Card to pay for the machines. Participants will be given a YU Guest Card on their first day. If they lose this card, they will need to purchase another one for $5.00. Please return the card at the end of the program, so we can properly recycle them. 

Participants are responsible for bringing their own laundry supplies (detergent, etc.). The washing machines can accept liquid or powder detergents (laundry pods are not permitted).  

Price to use the washer: $1.75 

Price to use the dryer: $1.50 

The Glendon Explore and Destination Clic Programs are managed by the Glendon Continuing Education office (T: 416-487-6708). They will take messages and let participants use their telephone line only in case of emergency. The Glendon Explore Office will be open from 9 am to 5 pm, every day.  

Free Wi-Fi access is available 24 hours per day. Explore participants are also permitted to access computer labs on campus. A personal username and password will be provided to you upon arrival.

The Monitor On-Duty phone will be on 24/7 for the duration of the program serving as a hotline for participants to call in the case of an emergency. The number will be shared once arrived on campus.  

Mail will be distributed daily in class.

All personal correspondence must be addressed as follows:

For Explore Participants

*Participant’s First and Last Names* 
Explore Program, Glendon Campus, York University  
York Hall A112  
2275 Bayview Avenue  
Toronto ON  M4N 3M6  

For Destination Clic Participants

*Participant’s First and Last Names* 
Destination Clic Program, Glendon Campus, York University  
York Hall A112  
2275 Bayview Avenue  
Toronto ON  M4N 3M6 

Program Overview

Prior to arrival, all Explore participants will receive an email with directions to follow for an online placement test. The results of their placement test will help our team determine their language level, so that they can be placed in a class of appropriate level. We ensure that every participant is placed in a class that reflects their level of ability in English or French.

Note: Destination Clic participants do not need to complete a placement test.

Morning classes and afternoon workshops and seminars run from Monday to Friday. These are a mandatory and integral part of the program. Morning classes focus on developing your skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Afternoon workshops (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) and seminars (Tuesdays and Thursdays) focus on speaking and listening to improve conversational skills.

For the duration of the program, there will be mandatory events/activities such as a scavenger hunt around Toronto, a tour of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Clue Mystery Night, among others. These activities aim to enhance language learning, familiarise participants with the city and create connections between participants.

Participants will benefit from participating in scheduled social activities that begin when classroom learning ends. They take place in the afternoon, evening and on weekends, and are all included in the program at no additional fee. Activities include movie nights, dance lessons, sports, talent shows, etc.

Participants are encouraged to participate in the numerous trips we take to fun and exciting destinations and attractions across the city and beyond! Trips vary by program, but some examples include:

  • Niagara Falls
  • Canoe Trip in Toronto Islands
  • Blue Jays Game (Baseball)
  • Ontario Science Center
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Toronto Football Club Game
  • CN Tower
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Ripley’s Aquarium

Program Conditions

Please find the Program Agreement below:

Any of the conditions listed above will constitute sufficient cause for dismissal from the program.

Quiet Hours

All participants are expected to observe quiet hours by keeping noise to a minimum. These hours are set in accordance with the City of Toronto and are not negotiable:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 PM – 8:00 AM
  • Friday and Saturday: 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM


All Explore (ages 13-15) and Destination Clic participants will need to be in their rooms by the following times:

  • Sundays to Thursday: 10:00 PM – 6:30 AM
  • Fridays to Saturdays: 11:00 PM – 6:30 AM

For information regarding behaviour that is prohibited in the residence buildings, refer to the York University Residence Community Standards webpage.

Packing List

  • Fan (please note that there is no air conditioning in residence)
  • Towels  
  • Refillable water bottle 
  • Umbrella 
  • Coat Hangers 
  • Laundry detergent (powder or liquid detergent; laundry pods are not permitted)
  • Entertainment items: books, board games, etc. 
  • Pillows (although Glendon Housing will provide pillows for the duration of your stay, it is recommended that you bring your own for maximum comfort)  
  • Cell phone with calling capability (while the Explore office and monitors will have access to a telephone, we recommend that students come equipped with a personal cell phone)
  • Phone Charger  
  • Debit card or credit card 
  • Optional but recommended: several face masks (reusable or washable)  
  • Athletic clothes  
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Hat  
  • Jacket
  • Semi-formal wear for specific events (banquet, etc.) 
  • Please remember to bring clothes for different weather conditions – layering pieces are recommended. Activities will be conducted both indoors and outdoors.
  • Participants are highly encouraged to come prepared to participate in the following theme days:
    • Explore (Ages 19+): Sports/jersey Day, PJ Day, Retro Day, Twin Day and Wacky Hair Day.
    • Explore (Ages 13 to 15): PJ Day, Meme Day and, Halloween in July Day
    • Destination Clic: PJ Day, Meme Day and, Halloween in July Day
  • Shower flip-flops 
  • Sandals 
  • Sneakers 
  • Dress shoes (for events)
  • Notebook and paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Optional: laptop or tablet (with charger)
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito/insect repellent (for the outdoors)
  • Pain/fever reducers (ex: Tylenol, Advil, etc.)
  • Stomach remedies (ex: Pepto Bismol, Tums, Imodium, etc.)
  • Allergy medication (ex: Benadryl, Claritin, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Guests are not permitted in the residence rooms of participants. However, they may visit you in the common areas of campus, provided they do not interrupt your scheduled programming.

Participants have reported spending anywhere from $250 to $500 on the optional social and cultural activities we offer, as well as other personal expenses.

For your convenience, there is an automatic bank machine (CIBC) located by the main entrance of the cafeteria.

We unfortunately do not sell travel insurance. If a participant gets sick during their time with us, there are monitors on duty 24 hours per day to assist as required. If a participant requires a hospital visit, Sunnybrook Hospital and North York General Hospital are located within close proximity to campus.

All Canadian participants are asked to bring their health cards. If a participant is travelling to Ontario from outside of the province, we highly recommend that they contact their provincial healthcare provider to find out if their health insurance covers them while in Ontario.

International participants are encouraged to purchase their own travel health insurance.

Most weekend activities are optional. There will be 1-2 mandatory activities during the week, which will be indicated on schedules.

For directions to our campus, please visit our website.

To see what our residence rooms look like, please visit the Glendon Housing website.

Each room includes a twin bed with mattress, a desk, and chair, a closet/wardrobe, a dresser, as well as waste and recycling bins. Linens will be provided; however we recommend you bring your own pillow for maximum comfort. As the residences are not air conditioned, we recommend that you bring a fan. Access to the residence is restricted and you will be provided with an access card. 

Laundry rooms are located inside the residence buildings. You will be provided with a card to which funds can be loaded to pay for machine use. Please note that you are responsible for bringing your own liquid or powder laundry detergent (please note that laundry pods are not permitted).

All participants must reside on our campus for the duration of the program, unless exceptional arrangements have been made with the program coordinator or director. If you choose to live or to eat off campus, you would not be eligible to receive any cash or refund.

Yes, you can bring your car. Paid parking is available on campus.   

For more information on prices, availability, or to buy a permit online, please visit York’s Parking Services’ website.

Yes, all participants are able to purchase a membership to the Glendon Athletic Club. If a participants is under the age of 18, their parents/guardians will need to sign a waiver giving them permission to use the facilities. 

 Steps for Purchasing A GAC Membership

Information coming soon!

Yes, while participants will have busy mornings and afternoons during the week, they will have some down time during the evenings and on weekends.

Yes, Glendon has a security office that is available 24/7. Security performs frequent rounds of campus buildings and closely monitors our campus for any safety, behavioral, and/or maintenance issues.

Mail will be distributed daily in class. 

All personal correspondence must be addressed as follows:

For Explore Participants

*Participant’s First and Last Names* – Explore Program
York Hall A112
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto ON M4N 3M6

For Destination Clic Participants

*Participant’s First and Last Names* – Destination Clic Program
York Hall A112
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto ON M4N 3M6

Only urgent phone messages can be left during office hours at: 416-487-6708. Our office hours are Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please check out the above Packing List for some ideas on what to bring with you.  

Participants who successfully complete the Explore and Destination Clic programs will receive a certificate of completion. The Explore certificates will indicate the participant's language proficiency level and mark. Destination Clic certificates will include the participant's final grade. Although this is a non-credit program, many institutions will elect to grant credit to those who have completed the program at Glendon.

Receiving university/college credits for attending the Explore program is at the discretion of your home institution. We ask that you check in with your institution’s academic services to get further information.

To request a transcript, kindly complete the request form and payment here.

Please note that you may request either or both an unofficial and/or official transcript. Unofficial transcripts are sent to your home address, while official transcripts are sealed and mailed to your educational institution (University/College/Cégep).  

The courses we offer under Continuing Education, including the Explore and Destination Clic programs, are not York credit courses. Therefore, the final decision regarding credit-transfers depends on your institution. 

The processing fees of a transcript is as follows:  
$15 for one transcript (unofficial or official) and an additional $2 for any requested additional copies. 

Transcripts are printed once a week and may take up to seven (7) days from initial order to be mailed.  

If your child is part of the Explore (ages 13 to 15) or Destination Clic program, they are not permitted to leave campus without a monitor. They can only leave if a parent and/or guardian comes to sign them out, with following the sign-out procedures.

Yes, the Explore (ages 13 to 15) and Destination Clic programs allows for participants to be signed out by a parent or guardian during the program during the times they have free time. However, arrangements must be made a minimum of three days before the day of sign-out with the Glendon Explore and Destination Clic office. In addition, the parent must come to the office before 5:00pm to sign their child out. The child can then sign themselves back in the office, as well as calling the Monitor-on-Duty phone, upon arrival back on campus.

Yes, participants will have access to free Wi-Fi on campus. They are welcome to bring a personal laptop or tablet. There are also communal computers available in certain common spaces on campus, as well as in campus computer labs. Participants do not need to bring their computer or tablet in-class sessions. Should the use of technology be required for an activity, the appropriate equipment will be provided for all participants.

Yes, we recommend participants bring their instruments. We also invite them to share their artistic skills in our talent show and jam sessions!

See You Soon!

Glendon offers a university education unique in Canada – and indeed beyond – for its combination of quality academic offerings, campus experience, and commitment to bilingualism.

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