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2021-22

Meal plans

You can use your meal plan to purchase items at the Chestnut Dining Hall, New College Dining Hall and select U of T Food Services retail outlets across campus. You can also use your residence dollars to purchase food items with our Mobile Ordering App.

Commuter Plans at U of T

commuter MEAL PLANS

Live off-campus or in a residence without a dining hall?

Commuter Meal plans are optional and can be purchased by commuter students, students living off-campus and students who live in a St. George campus residence without a dining hall.

residence meal plans

Chestnut Residence and New College

All students living in Chestnut Residence and New College Residence are required to participate in the mandatory meal plan. 

Accepting your residence offer is an automatic acceptance of the Meal Plan and an acceptance of all its terms and conditions. All costs and fees associated with the meal plan are included in your residence fees. 

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About residence meal plans

Meal plans are declining balance meal plans

This means that your residence dollars are loaded onto your TCard at the beginning of the year, and, as with a debit account, residence dollars in your meal plan account are deducted when you make your food purchases. You’ll have the freedom to choose the items you’d like to eat from a variety of locations across campus allowing you to be able to fully utilize your plan by deciding how and when to you use your plan as it suits you.

Balances can be topped up during the academic year by contacting your Residence Life Office; funds will take up to 24 hours to appear in your account. If you require a more immediate balance top-up, please visit the Food Services Administrative Office at 229 College St, Suite 200. Funds can be added with immediate availability by using either a debit or credit card.

Your meal plan can be used across campus

You can purchase food and beverage items at the New College Dining Hall and Chestnut Dining Hall. Here, items prepared by Food Services are tax exempt (for example, a pre-packaged product such as a bag of chips would not be tax exempt, but a sandwich and beverage prepared on campus using raw ingredients would be tax exempt.)

You can also use your meal plan to purchase food and beverage items at selected retail outlets across campus that are operated by Food Services.

Meal Plans: Choosing a Meal Plan at the St. George Campus

All plans come with TBucks

TBucks** are a common form of currency widely accepted across campus, and can be used to buy taxable pre-packaged food items like bags of chips and candy bars. TBucks can also be used for textbooks or for printing and photocopying on campus

which plan is right for me?

Compare residence plans

When you accept your residence offer, you’ll get to choose the meal plan that works best for your appetite.

The only difference between the plans are the amount of residence dining dollars included. All costs and fees associated with the meal plans outlined below are included in your residence fees.

All plans allow you to purchase food and beverage items from the Chestnut Dining Hall, New College Dining Hall and select U of T Food Services retail outlets across campus.

PLAN A

For students with light appetites who leave campus on weekends and occasionally eat off campus during the week.

$5,250

Residence Dollars
/academic year

+ $150 CIF*
+ $100 TBucks**

Total: $5,500

PLAN B

Best for students with lighter appetites who stay on campus some weekends and eat some meals off campus during the week.

$5,475

Residence Dollars
/academic year

+ $150 CIF*
+
$100 TBucks**

Total: $5,725

PLAN C

Best for students with average appetites who tend to stay on campus most weekends throughout the academic year.

$5,825

Residence Dollars
/academic year

+ $150 CIF*
+
$100 TBucks**

Total: $6,075

PLAN D

Best for students with larger appetites who tend to stay on campus on weekends, great for students in athletic programs.

$6,300

Residence Dollars
/academic year

+ $150 CIF*
+
$100 TBucks**

Total: $6,550

Please note: All costs and fees associated with the meal plans outlined above are included in your residence fees. All plans come with a set amount of TBucks.

* The Residence Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) is a non-refundable fund used for capital investments that directly enhances the residence dining experience; facilities, environment and equipment. It is deducted directly from your meal plan fees.

** Tbucks are a common form of currency widely accepted across campus. They can be used to buy taxable pre-packaged food items like bags of chips and candy bars, used to purchase textbooks or for printing and photocopying on campus. TBucks can be purchased by anyone holding a T-Card for use on the St. George campus.

TBUCKS & TCard+

Buy TBucks

TBucks are like a general use campus currency. They can be used to buy taxable pre-packaged food items like bags of chips and candy bars, used to purchase textbooks or for printing and photocopying on campus. TBucks can be purchased by anyone holding a T-Card for use on the St. George campus. One card is all you need. More locations, more flexibility, no need to carry cash. It’s that easy.

TCard+ sign in

Sign in to your TCard+ account
and purchase TBucks here!

MEAL plan

Budget calculator

Our meal plan calculator is here to help!


Food Allergies and dietary restrictions

ALLERGies & DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

Do you have a food allergy or intolerance?

Please complete the Dietary Restrictions, Allergies and Accommodations form, and our registered dietitian will connect with you to discuss our menu options.

For further concerns relating to nutrition, please email our dietitian at dietitian@utoronto.ca


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We are here to help

If you are unsure about which meal plan to choose or need further information about a specific meal plan, please call us at 416-978-1309 or email us at mealplan@utoronto.ca