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 6-month all-inclusive membership for students and staff, including pool, yoga, aqua fit, fitness, badminton, Tai Chi and Basketball (see Fitness)!  New members are two-for-one. Join with a friend for half the rate for the first three months.


  • Heated indoor pool, Aqua Fit
  • State-of-the-art cardio equipment, circuit training
  • Free-weights, battle ropes
  • Yoga and cardio fit classes
  • Badminton and basketball


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, drop in, visit Grange Fitness online or contact Ted Thompson at 416-598-3444, Ext. 230.

GoodLife Fitness

Distance: 0.3 km and 0.5 km

21 McCaul Street

267 Richmond St. West

GoodLife offers 15% off regular rate* for students, staff, faculty and alumni (with valid OCAD U ID), allowing you to use any location across the country (and 24 Hour Fitness in the U.S.).

  • All-club access
  • Towel service
  • Hot yoga
  • Squash
  • Option to freeze membership for up to six months
  • Unlimited tanning/hydro massage
  • Discounted personal training sessions
  • Discounted rate for friends and family add-on

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

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

If you are already a current member, the discounted rate can be applied to your existing membership and upgrade you to the ultimate package, saving you more money and providing you with the ultimate access to all the add-ons/features.

To discuss your membership, please email Jennifer Richards, Fitness Advisor or telephone 416-591-1315. * Regular rate subject to change.

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: 11 a.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. West
City of Toronto facilities  


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


Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 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


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.
Statutory holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miles Nadal Fitness Centre

Distance: 2.3 km

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


  • Accessible weight training and personal training
  • Accessible group fitness classes
  • Heated salt water pool
  • Whirlpool, steam and sauna in both men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Group exercises 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.

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