Like many of you, we are concerned about recent reports of violence on public transportation routes in Toronto, including a random attack last Tuesday afternoon on a TTC streetcar near the St. George campus. Media reports over the weekend identified the victim as a University of Toronto student.
We recognize that this news may cause concern or be distressing to members of our community. We offer supports to faculty, librarians, staff, and students who are directly affected by emergency situations such as these. We also encourage anyone in our community who needs support to reach out to any of the campus or community resources listed below.
Anyone looking for guidance on how to travel safely to and from campus may reference the Community Safety Office’s list of public transit safety tips. The TTC also offers a number of helpful safety and security resources.
We are always working to enhance supports for faculty, librarians, staff, and student safety and well-being. In times like this, it is important that we remember the impact we can have as individuals as well, by offering to listen to our peers, or by connecting those who are struggling to appropriate resources.
Thank you for everything you do to make the University a safe and vibrant community.
Vice-President & Provost
Acting Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture
For urgent safety concerns on campus, please call Campus Safety at:
- 416-978-2222 (St. George and UTSC)
- 905-569-4333 (UTM)
- or call 911.
You can also download the U of T Campus Safety App, which connects you to campus safety resources and supports.
Other available supports:
Tri-Campus Health Clinics (Same-day mental health appointments available)
- St. George Health and Wellness Centre (now located at 700 Bay Street) – 416-978-8030
- UTM Health & Counselling Centre (1123A Davis Building)– 905-828-5255
- UTSC Health & Wellness Centre (SL270) – 416-287-706
- My SSP (24/7 support via phone or chat)
- Mental Health Portal (information on specialized campus and community resources)
- Good2Talk (post-secondary student support line) – Call 1-866-925-545
Faculty, librarians and staff
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (support available 24/7/365)