Tuesday, March 6th, 2018...7:29 pm

Deals You Can Get With Your UofT Student Card

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Written by Cricia Rinchon, Recent Gradlife Ambassador

Studying (particularly downtown) can get really expensive. Between Toronto and our neighbouring university city, Hamilton, there is supposedly a 212.42% price difference per kilo of potatoes! This number may or may not be an exaggeration, but the cost of living in Toronto is undoubtedly more expensive. Don’t miss out on these deals that you can get with your UofT student card…


Don’t miss out on these deals that these grocery stores give to anyone with a student card:

15% OFF AT METRO at the Bloor/ Spadina location on Wednesday and Thursday

10% OFF AT BULK BARN on Wednesdays

10% OFF SOBEYS any item any day

Don’t feel like cooking one day? Insomnia (563 Bloor Street W) has 20% OFF of all meals on weekdays! It’s a bit West of campus, but a lot of students vouch that their selection and portion sizes are well worth the walk.


TTC — FREE AFTER 40 RIDES. Are you travelling around Toronto? There is no Presto or cash fare discount on the TTC for post-secondary school students other than a post-secondary Metropass; however, if you know you’re going to take the TTC more than 40 times in a month, a post-secondary monthly pass would be worth it. To get one, you have to obtain a TTC Post-secondary Photo ID card at Sherbourne subway station.

GO Transit — 18.40% OFF FIRST 30 RIDES/ MONTH, FREE AFTER 40+ RIDES. Travelling around the GTA? Be sure to fill out the Student ID Request online, you’ll just need to know your UofT student number, and then get your Presto card set up with the student concession.

Greyhound — 25% OFF W/ ISIC. Traveling outside of the GTA? International Student Identity Card (ISIC) cards aren’t only for International Students; it’s actually called an International Student Identity Card because you can use it globally. As UTGSU is part of the Canadian Federation of Students, you are eligible to get your ISIC card for free at the UTGSU office! Through it you can get discounts on travel, merchandise, and services throughout the world.


Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) — FREE ON TUESDAYS. The ROM (100 Queen’s Park Ave) is just East of the Varsity Centre and permits general admission to post-secondary students. General admission includes access to all four-stories (but excludes special exhibits).

Art Gallery of Ontario — FREE AFTER 3 PM ON WEDNESDAYS. The AGO (317 Dundas St W) is a 10 minute walk from the South of campus. In addition to the works of art, there’s free programing for students aged 18-25 during weekday evenings. Participate in tie dying, break dancing workshops, and create with clay and ceramics!

Canadian Opera Company — UNDER $30 TICKETS IF YOU’RE UNDER 30. The Four Seasons Centre is just a 15 minute walk South of campus, and if you are between the ages of 16 to 29 years old (of have a colleague that is!) you can purchase $22 or $35 tickets to COC mainstage performances.

Astro Tour — FREE EVERY MONTH. The Astro Tour (aka the UofT Astronomy Public Tour) takes place right on campus. After a public lecture by a member of the Astronomy Department, you can look at the night sky through their balcony and dome telescopes, or watch a planetarium show run live by astronomer. The next tour will take place on March 1st at 8PM!

Happy $aving,


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