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Our priority is facilitating your safe dining on campus. Food Services at the University of Toronto has implemented extensive and enhanced COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures. Learn more ›

Dining Safely

We all play a part


The Ontario Provincial Government announced a return to step two of the Roadmap to Reopen effective January 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.

In response to the announcement all dining halls will return to a takeout only model as of January 4th at 5.00pm. No seating will be available in the dining hall. MSB will be closed starting January 5 with the exception of the MSB Starbucks. 

Please check out our Where To Eat page for specific location updates. 

Our priority is facilitating your safe dining on campus

Together, we can help make the experience safe and enjoyable for everyone: students, faculty, and front-line staff.
Here’s how you can help:

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Plan Ahead

Take a look at the daily menu to help plan your meal.

Check in

Check In 

Before coming to eat, visit UCheck.

Wear a mask in the dining hall

Mask Up

Please keep your mask on until sitting down to eat.

Wait for a tray

Hold On

If there are no dining trays available at entry, the hall is at capacity—please give your fellow students a few moments to finish eating and come in when space allows.

Stay 2 meters apart

Space Out

Stay 2m apart, and please don’t move tables and chairs around.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

Food Services at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus has implemented extensive and enhanced health and safety measures. These procedures have been developed based on guidelines and by-laws set out by the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto and include the following:

Staff Training

  • All Food Services staff receive ongoing, enhanced health and safety training.
Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing 

  • Capacity limitations for Dining Halls. 
  • Adding floor markers and directional signage in high traffic areas. 
  • Adding plexiglass barriers where possible at points of service.
Wellness checkpoints

Wellness Checkpoints

  • Regular staff health screenings. 
  • Door greeters and screeners conducting guest wellness checks at all Dining Hall entrances.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Food Services staff are required to wear masks and face shields while working, as well as gloves for specific tasks. 
  • Masks must be worn in all common spaces, including dining halls, as per the University of Toronto Non-Medical Face Mask Policy.

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Enhanced cleaning, sanitization and disinfection in high traffic areas with an increased focus given to high-touch surfaces. 
  • Committed to continuing to use high quality and effective cleaning products in accordance with Ontario Public Health for coronaviruses, bacteria and other infectious pathogens. 
  • Employees are provided with detailed Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines for each cleaning product to ensure proper usage. 

Hand Hygiene

  • Increased hand-sanitizing stations in place throughout Dining Halls and in residence common areas.  
  • Dining Hall employees are required to practice frequent and rigorous handwashing.   

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For all other information about Covid-19 at the University of Toronto,
the latest information for students, faculty and staff:



Support is available to our community members with dietary issues such as allergens and cross-contamination, dietary restrictions and nutritional information.

We’re here to answer any of your questions or concerns you may have.

General concerns about our
COVID-19 policies:

Food Beverage
t: 416 978-1735

Dietary and nutritional

Registered Dietitian 

Meal Plan

Meal Plan Office
t: 416 978-1309