The University of Toronto campus is situated in an urban environment, and though campus areas are relatively safe, the campus is not immune to crime. Please be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when you must walk alone.

First and foremost, we encourage you to utilize the TravelSafer  service when travelling around campus at night. A Special Constable or Security Guard will meet you at your location and escort you to your residence, another U of T building or abutting TTC Subway station. This is a 24/7 service but recommended more often when it’s dark. Call 416-978-SAFE (7233) to arrange an escort.

Tips for travelling on foot at night.

  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Use well-lit, well-traveled routes
  • Avoid dark, deserted areas
  • Dress in clothes and shoes which will not hamper movement
  • Don’t show off valuables like iPhones & AirPods
  • Keep your ears alert. Do not use headphones after dark
  • While on campus contact 416-978-2222 or use an emergency phone if you need help.

If You Sense You Are In Trouble:

  • Move away from the potential threat if possible.
  • Join any group of people nearby; cross the street and increase your pace.
  • If a threatening situation is imminent, and people are close by to help, yell, scream or make a commotion to get their attention.
  • Go to an open business and request help.
  • Call 911 or Campus Police if on campus.