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Student Life & Resources

Living in Toronto

  • Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with more than half of its residents born outside of Canada. ​
  • The various neighbourhoods in the city offer diverse cuisines, unique shops, community events, as well as historic buildings and landscapes.​
  • Special exhibits are offered regularly at the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, McMichael Art Collection, and Ontario Science Centre.​
  • In addition to countless concerts, plays, live comedy, and sports events, the city hosts annual festivals, including the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto Pride, and many others.​
  • Nearby beaches, hiking trails, parks, and marinas allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. ​

Learn more about what our city has to offer:

Campus Life

York University is the third largest university in Canada with over 50,000+ undergraduate students and 6000+ graduate students. Students have access to all the amenities of a small city within a campus:​

Mental Health & Wellness

York University’s Mental Health Steering committee oversees an initiative that aims to promote a healthy, inclusive and supportive environment that fosters mental health and well-being among members of the York community. The initiative was developed on the premise that wellness is a necessary pre-condition to learning and working, and that physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, mental, and cultural and environmental health and learning are interdependent. To learn more, visit the Mental Health and Wellness at York and the Graduate Student Wellness Services.​

Student Resources

Graduate students have access to many professional development and career resources offered on campus:​