Getting to OISE

OISE is located on the University of Toronto’s St George campus.

Map of OISE and other venues at the University of Toronto

Directions to the St George campus (from the airport as well as local directions)

The nearest subway station is St George: there is an entrance/exit inside the OISE building!

 

Indigenous history and presence in Tkaronto (Toronto)

●      The University of Toronto has a list of resources/further reading

●      Take a self-guided walk using a free app

●      Attend a traditional Pow-Wow and free concert on June 22 (12pm-8pm, free)

●      Celebrate Indigenous history month on June 26 (12pm-8pm, free)

 

A selection of events in Toronto (Sat 22-Weds 26)

●      Toronto Jazz Festival concerts (various dates/times, some free).

●      Cultural events as part of Arts in the Parks (various dates/times, free).

●      The Queensway Butter Tart Festival on June 22 (11am-8pm) - Try a Canadian classic, the butter tart; also live music and beer tent at this neighbourhood festival.

●      Toronto Flower Market on June 22 (10am-3pm).

●      Pride Parade on June 23 (starts 2pm) - one of the largest pride parades in North America (free).

●      Maada'ookii Songlines on June 23 (8pm-9.45pm) - A massive choral event with 200 singers from 11 diverse choirs, 4 soloists, and an Indigenous ensemble braiding their songs, styles, voices and cultures, set against Toronto's breathtaking waterfront (free).

●      Flow Fest on June 24 (starts 7pm) - A festival of new works, featuring original creations from five female-identifying artists offering new perspectives on theatre, music, and dance; 100% of proceeds go to Diva Day

●      Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXV on June 25 (7-10pm) - Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading and open mic series

●      City Cinema screening of Ghostbusters on June 25 (starts 7.30pm) - Watch this classic movie outdoors (free; limited seating)

●      Football/soccer: Toronto FC vs Atlanta Utd on June 26 (kick off 8pm).

 

Nearby sightseeing (<10 minute walk from OISE)

●      Royal Ontario Museum (History, Geography, Art)

●      University of Toronto Art Museum (Art)

●      Gardiner Museum (Ceramics)

●      Bata Shoe Museum (Fashion, History)

●      Sign up for a tour of the University’s St George campus (UofT has three campuses; St George is the downtown campus where OISE is located)

●      The OISE library is open for visitors

●      Stroll along Philosopher's Walk, just a short walk from OISE: find a map and more about its history

 

Eating and drinking

OISE faculty member Dr Cassie Brownell is also a foodie; we thank her for sharing the following food and drink recommendations, all near OISE: 

Almond Butterfly Bakery

*Great choice for vegans - they have vegan bagel sandwiches and tons of vegan desserts!*
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Allergy-Conscious Options

Bar Reyna

*Reservations recommended.*
GREAT HAPPY HOUR!
Vegan, Vegetarian Options

The Fortunate Fox

*Reservations recommended.*
Vegetarian Options (very limited selection for vegans)

Fresh [multiple locations - nearest to OISE is at Bloor/Spadina, can order ahead of time]
*Reservations possible, but not required.*
*Almost entirely vegan menu*
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Allergy-Conscious Options 

The Host

*Reservations are helpful*
Vegetarian Options

KOKO! Share Bar

*Reservations possible, but not required.*
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Options

Museum Tavern

*Reservations recommended.*
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Options

Planta

*Be sure to make a reservation!*
* Entire menu is vegan / plant-based*
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Allergy-Conscious Options

Zaad

Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Allergy-Conscious Options