Recreational facilities

The following facilities, in order of closest proximity to the university, has been compiled by Campus Life for information purposes only. Formal agreements with these facilities do not exist. Students are encouraged to explore the options, tour facilities and ask questions to find the location, services and pricing that best suits their needs. Membership in these facilities is not included in OCAD University ancillary fees or tuition. Information is subject to change.

OCAD U students who wish to be physically active, work out or keep fit, can take advantage of affordable student memberships at a variety of recreation and fitness facilities within 2.5 kilometres of campus:

Grange Fitness Centre

Distance: 0.3 km

23 Grange Road
416-598-3444, Ext. 245 or 230 

As part of University Settlement & Recreation Centre (USRC), Grange Fitness is directly adjacent to OCAD U and has a special student, staff and faculty membership! Try us with out with a FREE 5-Day Guest Pass for all visitors. Grange Fitness has a 6-month contract that fits into your school schedule with comfort and security.


  • Heated indoor pool, Aqua Fit
  • state-of-the-art cardio equipment, circuit training
  • free-weights, battle ropes
  • yoga
  • badminton, basketball, table tennis
  • refer a friend and get a free month
  • new members receive a FREE fitness assessment and 
    workout plan along with a 30-min session with a Strength Coach


Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit Grange Fitness online or contact Mark Thomas at 416-598-3444, Ext. 245.

GoodLife Fitness

Distance: 0.3 km and 0.5 km

21 McCaul St.

267 Richmond St. W.

OCAD U students, faculty and staff are eligible for a discount when they sign up for a one-year contract. This is an ALL-ACCESS membership which allows you to use any of our 350 GoodLife Fitness clubs across the country. Spouses and partners* are eligible for the same discount.

Not interested in a one-year contract? Inquire about GoodLife's 8-month special ($399) at the 21 McCaul Street location. Sign up now and get two weeks free!

Current New Membership Promotion:
Start your gym membership before October 31, 2016 and get two weeks free (with a one-year contract). Personal training packages have also been discounted by an additional $25 until October 31, 2016. Personal training starter packages are the fastest way to get the maximum results and you will also get the guidance you need to start to eat better, look better and improve your overall health and wellness.

Get started today! Email Chenjie or call 416-979-1422 to make an appointment (21 McCaul Street) and let's work towards shaping a stronger, healthier more confident you.

*Ask about the savings you can get on ADD-ON and FAMILY PLANS

McCaul facilities

  • Weight room
  • Classes
  • Squash courts 
  • Tanning
  • Dry sauna
  • Personal training

Richmond facilities

  • Weight room
  • Classes
  • Acupuncturist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dry sauna
  • Juice bar
  • Massage therapy (RMT)
  • Steam room 
  • Stretching area


McCaul St.:
Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. p.m. 

Richmond St. W:
Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Hart House, University of Toronto

Distance: 1.2 km

7 Hart House Circle


  • Pool
  • Indoor track  
  • Indoor basketball court
  • Weight room
  • Drop-in and registered classes
  • Cardio equipment 


Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 11  p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Statutory holidays: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Showers are open one extra hour after facilities close.

Scadding Court Community Centre

Distance: 1.2 km

707 Dundas St. W.


  • Indoor pool
  • Multipurpose room
  • Gymnasium
  • Cardio classes
  • Swimming classes
  • Seniors program (50+)


Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Ryerson Athletic Centre 

Distance: 1.3 km and 1.8km

RAC Fitness Centre
40/50 Gould St.

MAC Fitness Centre
50 Carlton St.


  • Full gym
  • Classes at an extra charge
  • Cardio centre
  • Fitness centre (weight room)
  • Table tennis
  • Squash courts
  • Dance studio
  • 160-metre indoor running track
  • 25-yard indoor pool
  • Change rooms with showers and sauna


Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Metro Central YMCA

Distance: 1.5 km

20 Grosvenor St.


  • Weight room
  • Fitness classes
  • Two pools
  • Indoor and outdoor tracks
  • Squash courts
  • Two gyms
  • Outdoor studio space 


Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.  

U of T Athletic Centre

Distance: 1.8 km

55 Harbord St.


  • Two swimming pools
  • Indoor track
  • Strength and conditioning centre
  • Sprung floor gym (Gymnastics)
  • Drop-in and registered classes
  • Registered and paid classes for members
  • Dance studio
  • Fencing salle
  • Squash courts


Spring/Summer: May 2, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Hone Fitness

Distance: 1.8 km

7 Isabella St.


  • Cardio equipment
  • Strength training equipment 
  • Functional training room
  • Juice bar 
  • Tanning beds
  • Massage chairs


Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Miles Nadal Fitness Centre

Distance: 2.3 km

750 Spadina Ave
416-924-6211, Ext. 500


  • Heated salt water pool
  • Whirlpool, steam and sauna in both men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Group exercises classes 
  • Accessible weight training and personal training
  • Accessible group fitness classes
  • Gymnasium with recreational activities and indoor running track
  • Weight and cardio equipment
  • Strength training circuit and a dedicated free-weight area


Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.