Located on the north side of campus, east of the Toronto Pan-Am Sports Centre, and beyond the Morningside Athletic Fields, is the UTSC Campus Farm, a 10-acre brownfield site, dedicated to teaching, research, and community engagement on campus.
With 5-acres devoted specifically to develop teaching and community engagement, the farm will provide learning activities (e.g. lectures, seminars, tutorials and hands-on workshops), summer camp, and guided tours during the growing seasons. The Teaching Farm includes 30 raised planting beds, an Indigenous garden, a small orchard which have been used successfully to grow various edible crops (e.g. tomatoes, kale, garlic, potatoes, herbs, corn, squash, berries , to name a few), medicine, fruits, nuts, and flowers.
The other 5-acres are devoted to research and provide UTSC tenure stream research faculty and their students an opportunity to carry out research studies. The research plots are 5m x 5m square plots.
Call for proposal to use the teaching campus farm for the 2022 growing season (March to November 2022) will open soon.
Call for proposal to request plots for research is open year-round. Please fill-out the form to submit your request. Deadline to submit is Dec. 15 and May 1 of each academic year.
The Campus farm is located on the north side of the U of T Scarborough campus beyond the Morningside Athletic fields.
It is accessible:
– By car from Conlins road and Chartway boulevard
– On foot following signs ‘Campus Farm’ on Military Trail to the entrance of the Morningside Athletic Fields on Pan Am Drive. Keep following signs across the field. Once exiting the field, turn left on the first street, Bridleholme Cres.