Parks & Paths

Students in the ravine

Our campus is surrounded by parklands and green spaces that provide our community with opportunities for relaxation, research, and exploration.

Rock formation

The Rock Walk

The Rock Walk imports the geology of Ontario onto the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, enhancing the quality of instruction and overall community experience at UTSC.


Walking and running trails

That’s the idea behind these routes in and around UTSC, mapped by staff in the Department of Athletics & Recreation. An urban campus on the edge of nature, UTSC and its surrounding environs offer ample opportunities to take a break.

The ravine trail

The Ravine Zone

The Highland Creek Ravine is an important part of UTSC, recalling the natural history of the university’s original 300-acre purchase and the regional natural heritage network that extends from Markham to Lake Ontario.


Fred Urquhart Memorial Garden

In 1975 Zoology Professor Fred Urquhart, CM, discovered the wintering place of the Monarch butterfly: Mexico’s Sierra Madre. The discovery was published in National Geographic magazine the following year.

Students on h-wing patio

Nooks and quads

From the ideal city inspiration of the Andrews building, UTSC has been developed with spaces both indoors and out that provide opportunities for meeting, conversation, contemplation and reflection.

Gardening hands.

Community Gardens

Located in the Highland Creek Valley area of the campus, the Community Gardens are a living laboratory for students, faculty, staff and neighbours who are gardening enthusiasts, and may be interested in sustainable agriculture.