Welcome to Mississauga

Perhaps you are a new addition to the 13,300 UTM undergraduate students, or a St. George student interested in a course or two offered west of the 416. Here is a quick guide to help you navigate the city and vibrant student life in and around Mississauga.

In Transit

If you’re scheduled for class at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus, or at St. George, your TCard is your ticket to the free shuttle bus service to both of these locations. St. George and Scarborough students can purchase one-way shuttle bus tickets from the Info Booth in the Student Centre and at Hart House at St. George. As a registered full-time or part-time UTM student, your Mississauga UPASS offers unlimited travel within Mississauga from September to April. Commuting outside of Mississauga? UTM’s Mississauga Transit stop also provides access to Clarkson GO Station and TTC connected Islington Station.

Square One Shopping Centre. BASTIAN/FLICKR CC
Square One Shopping Centre. BASTIAN/FLICKR CC

Around Town

When you’re not admiring UTM’s charming natural landscape and state of the art facilities, discover the many hangout spots around Mississauga — indulge in a selection of over 330 stores at Square One Shopping Centre and taste an array of flavours at nearby restaurants. Gather a group of buddies for a game at Classic Bowl 15 minutes from campus, or Playdium one bus ride away. Looking for a more mellow evening? Redeem your discounted Cineplex tickets which can be purchased at the Info Desk for a movie with friends. If you’d rather not leave UTM’s tranquility, trek through Culham Trail, which branches off The Collegeway and you’ll find yourself at the breathtaking Erindale Park — Mississauga’s largest park.

Student Centre, UTM Campus. FILE PHOTO: MARGAUX PARKER/THE VARSITY
Student Centre, UTM Campus. FILE PHOTO: MARGAUX PARKER/THE VARSITY

Staying Connected

Looking to fill extra time after hitting the books? During the first week of classes in September, Welcome Week invites you to explore a wide variety of UTM services, student groups, academic societies, and student clubs related to your interests and field of study. Join group fitness classes facilitated by the Recreation, Athletic, and Wellness Centre like zumba, aquafit, or indoor cycling. If you’re planning on staying in late, don’t miss out on a fun night at the Blind Duck Pub — the centre for the popular Halloween Pub, Movember Pub, and UTM’s Got Talent.