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Transportation and Parking

TMU’s campus is located between College and Dundas station on the Yonge-University-Spadina TTC Subway line, and if travelling by subway you can exit either subway station to find TMU. If you’re driving, we’re located on Yonge Street one block north of Dundas or on Victoria Street, one block east of Yonge.

Travelling from Toronto Pearson International Airport to TMU 

192 Airport Rocket Bus
Operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) (external link)  and it runs direct, non-stop service from Terminals 1 and 3 at the Pearson Airport to Kipling subway station. From the Kipling subway station, you can take the subway eastbound to Yonge station and transfer southbound to the Dundas station which is just a 5 minute walk from the TMU campus. 

UP Express Train
Union Pearson Express train station is located in Terminal 1, directly adjacent to the Link Train service linking Terminals 1 and 3. You will be able to get to downtown Union station in 25 minutes. For more information, visit the UP Express (external link)  website. Once you reach Union station, you can either take a taxi to TMU or take the subway to Dundas station.

Airport Taxis
Available at set rates or metered fee. The trip to TMU may cost from $50.00 and up. Agree on a fare with your driver when you enter the taxi.

TMU has three parking facilities accessible to all community members based on hourly, daily and evening rates. Additional parking facilities are available based on permits, the rates and location of which can be found on the Permit Parking website. 

Outside of TMU facilities, parking can be found using the search function the Toronto Parking (external link)  website.

Ontario Driver’s Licence

If you live in Ontario and want to drive, you must have a valid Ontario driver's licence. The process to get a driver's licence depends on if you are a new driver, or if you have had a driver's licence before.

You are also advised to review the rules and information regarding seatbelts (external link) impaired driving (external link)  and vehicle insurance and registration (external link) . TMU offers discounted auto insurance rates through The Personal.

Out-of-Province/Country Licences

Ontario has licence exchange agreements (external link)  with certain provinces, states and countries. If no such agreement exists with your country, you may still be eligible to receive foreign licence experience credits (external link) .

A newcomer to Ontario who holds any type of driver’s licence from another province or country must apply for an Ontario driver’s licence (external link)  within 60 days of moving to the province.

Short-term Permits

A special permit can be obtained to drive a vehicle in Ontario for 10 days starting from the date it is issued. Further information can be found on the Service Ontario, special permit (external link)  website. 

Purchasing/Importing a Vehicle

If you’re importing a vehicle, visit the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (external link)  website for important information.

If you need to purchase a vehicle, this How to buy a car in Ontario, Canada as an immigrant (external link)  article walks you through important considerations and the pros and cons of the different options.

Tickets, Fines and Penalties  

Need to pay a ticket due to a violation, receive a penalty and need to go to court? Visit Tickets, Fines & Penalties (external link)  for more information.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) (external link)  is the public transport agency in Toronto that operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services within the city. Children 12 years of age and under travel for free of charge.

The TTC has an online trip planner (external link)  and Google Maps (external link)  also incorporates TTC schedules into the directions it gives for public transit trips.

Transit, Trains and Buses


Flying is often the quickest option, however can be more expensive. There are two airports in Toronto: Toronto Pearson International Airport (external link)  and Billy Bishop Airport (external link) .


Cycling is an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly way of getting around downtown Toronto. Some of the streets downtown are designated with bicycles lanes.  

  • Toronto Bicycling Network (external link) : Network with other bike enthusiasts. The site provides listings of special events, Toronto cycling maps, links to lobbying groups, and other special bike interest groups (mountain, adventure, and travel biking).
  • Cycling Safety Tips (external link) : The City of Toronto provides cyclists with tips to be visible, ride predictably, understand how traffic works and to communicate with other road users. 
  • Cycling and the Law (external link) : The Highway Traffic Act highlight the rules for cyclists and other vehicles to travel safely and predictably on City streets. The City of Toronto has By-Laws that regulate the safe use of different cycling infrastructure throughout the City.
  • BikeSpace (external link) : an app to help cyclists report issues with bicycle parking at private and public locations across the City. 
  • BikeShare Toronto (external link) : A network of 800 bicycles and 80 stations located throughout downtown Toronto, intended to provide Toronto’s residents and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around town.

Taxis and Private Transportation Companies in Toronto

Ground transportation has changed dramatically in Toronto over the years. The City of Toronto (external link)  provides important information to keep you well informed. 

Taxi fares (external link)  are standardized and begin as soon as you step inside the vehicle.  You can request for a taxi by calling 416.TAXICAB (416.829.4222). For more information visit (external link) 

You may also want to use rideshare companies Uber (external link)  and Lyft (external link) .