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Welcome to the Innovation Hub!

Located at 230 College Street at St. George Campus, our space is where our student teams & community members can meet, connect, and make a difference. Whether it’s team meetings, collaborating on a project, or contributing to our research, we’re so excited to connect with you!  

We are located on the third floor of the UTSU Student Commons Building and can be reached by elevator or stairs. For more detailed instructions on how to get to our space, please see any of the drop down items below.  

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A brightly lit space with colourful furniture, whiteboards, and TVs
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Learn more about our space in our blog post: A New Space for Innovation and Community at the Student Commons

Getting to Our Building

Location

UTSU Student Commons Building
(previously known as the Architecture Building) 
Room 300 (3rd floor) 
230 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1R2

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm 
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

Getting to the Building by Transit

Using the 510 Spadina Streetcar (North or Southbound):

  • Exit at the College St stop.
  • Continue East until you reach Huron St.
  • Enter at the door on the West side of the building.

Using the 506 Carlton Streetcar (East or Westbound):

  • Exit at either the Beverly or Spadina stop.
  • If exiting at the Spadina stop – continue East until you reach Huron St.
  • If exiting at the Beverly stop – continue West until you reach Huron St.
  • Enter at the door on the West side of the building.

Using Line 1 Subway:

  • Exit at Queen’s Park Station.
  • Head West along the North side of College St. until you reach Huron St.
  • Enter at the door on the West side of the building.

Using Wheel-Trans, Taxi, or Car Service(s):

  • Our address can be used (230 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1R2), with particular instructions for pick-up/drop-off at College & Huron, on the North-East side of Huron.

Getting to the Building by Car

Closest paid parking at UofT is available at the:

  • BCIT Parking Lot: 213 Huron Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A2 - 416-978-7275
    • Cash Parking: $4.00 half hour $25.00 Maximum from 7:30am until 10pm
    • M - F 4pm to 11:59pm $10.00
    • Weekends $10.00
    • Cash parking receipts are not transferable and are valid at the parking lot where purchased
    • Lot Reserved "C" Permits

Additional Parking Lots include:

  • 55 St. George St. (Lot A Parking Lot)
  • 60 St. George St. (Physics Parking Lot)

Find Us Once You're Here

If you have any questions, please email us through the form listed above & we will be happy to connect with you! If you would like to learn more about what’s around the Student Commons building, take a look at the University of Toronto Map (also available in the app store for mobile).  

Once you have arrived at the Student Commons Building, here are some steps on how to find us:

  1. Turn down the first hallway on the right-hand side. An accessible entrance is available
  2. Turn left once you go through the door (towards the wall of mirrors)
  3. The elevator will be accessible on the right hand side
    • If you are visiting our community space, go to the third floor. An Innovation Hub team member will come to greet you at room 300.
    • If you are visiting our offices, go to the 2nd floor. An Innovation Hub team member will greet you in the main lobby!

If you would like to access our space through the stairwell, follow steps 1-2. The main stairwell is available in the main foyer on the 1st floor.

Accessibility in Our Space

We want to make your visit to our space as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, feel free to reach out through email (innovationhub@utoronto.ca) or the contact form above - we're happy to help! To learn a bit more about accessibility when entering the Student Commons building and finding our space, please click the title below.

Accessibility Notes

Provided is a list of general accessibility notes for our locations exterior, entrance, and our room/ space. A ‘Y’ means “Yes”, and an ‘N’ means “No”

Building Exterior

  • Curb cuts on the path to the building entrance - Y
  • Wheelchair accessible ramp to accessible entrance - Y
  • Inaccessible entrances have signage to accessible entrances - Y
  • Handrails are on both sides of the stairwell/ramp that are continuously graspable - Y

Building Entrance

  • Automatic sliding doors - N
  • Power doors with large push plates - Y
  • Door heaviness - LIGHT
  • Double doors: enough room for wheelchair to open second door – N
    • This is available in the street entrance at Huron

Washrooms

  • Location of washroom – Y
    • Accessible, gender neutral washrooms available on all floors
  • Door is wide & easy to open - Y
  • Indicate if/where there is accessible washroom - Y
    • Available in main hallways of all floors signage is provided

Room

Entrances & Aisles:

  • At least 1 automatic entrance – N
    • Entrance can be accessed with support from Innovation Hub staff. An alternative entrance is available, but not automatic
  • Aisles large enough for wheelchair/scooter - Y

Seating & Furniture:

  • Accessible seating located near accessible entrance – Y
    • Seating can be provided as needed
  • Reserved seating/space for wheelchair – Y
    • Flexible seating and space options are available with moveable furniture
  • Clear space for wheelchair to navigate - Y
  • Tables are adjustable and accessible – Y
    • Space has 10+ tables with wheels, and two height adjustable, stationary tables
  • Chairs are adjustable – Y
    • 30+ chairs with wheels available in the space. Chairs without wheels are also available

Technology, Audio & Lighting:

  • Lights can be dimmed – N
  • There are windows & natural lights – Y
  • Blinds to block any natural light - N
  • Television screen, projectors, and/or space to present is available – Y
    • Two large TVs available on either side of the room. UofT students & staff can log in and display virtual meetings, materials and more
  • Audio is available on any Televisions – Y
    • Adjustable audio is available on both screens
    • Clear microphone quality for hybrid learning and collaboration

Additional Amenities:

  • Water filling stations are available next to all accessible washrooms
  • Open student spaces available on 2nd & 5th floors
  • Microwaves available on 5th floors
  • Additional amenities such as coffee, tea, and snacks available in our community space
  • Bike racks are available on the West Side of the building (Huron St. Doors)