Parks & Paths

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

A trail curving around a tree in the forest.

Valley Land Trail

The four-season Valley Land Trail connects our campus to the beauty of the Highland Creek Valley in a winding, accessible trail featuring a wheelchair charging station, lookout points and lighting.

Solar walk Earth plackard.

Solar Walk

A model solar system installation includes ten planet markers placed across the campus at the exact location of each celestial body on July 1, 1867, the day of Canada’s confederation.

Rock formation

The Rock Walk

Assembled boulders located along the Arts & Administration Building record our planet’s complex history over the past 4.5 billion years, and reflect the geological diversity of Ontario.


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.

Students on h-wing patio

Nooks and quads

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