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Over 100 Years of Service

For love of community
Programs & services for everyone across Toronto

We help individuals and families learn and grow through social, cultural, recreational and educational engagement in our community.

University Settlement is a multi-service agency that was founded in 1910 and has the distinction of being the first community-based social service centre in the City of Toronto. Our four offices are part of culturally rich and vibrant neighborhoods in downtown Toronto and North York.

University Settlement is looking for committed individuals to join our Board of Directors.  Find more info at VOLUNTEERS.

 Grange Fitness Centre  Activities and Programs Click HERE for more information.

    • 6075 Yonge St. 4th Fl.
    • Toronto, M2M 3W2
    • 416-218-8990
    • 720 Spadina Ave. #218
    • Toronto, M5S 2T9
    • 416-408-4058
    • 23 Grange Rd.
    • Toronto, M5T 1C3
    • 416-598-3444

23 Grange Rd.

Monday-Thursday: 7am-9pm
Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm

Please note that the recreation change rooms close 1/2 hour after the hours listed above.

720 Spadina Ave.

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm


6075 Yonge St.

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

// Community programs

Lend your support to our community

University Settlement has remained the same for a century, even though the Grange community has seen so much change over the years.
University Settlement gratefully acknowledges those generous donors & supporters that keep our legacy alive.


// Latest news

Climate Change Town Hall

Come to the CLIMATE CHANGE TOWN HALL meeting
hosted by M.P. Adam Vaughan, Spadina-Fort York

On: Sunday, February 24, 2pm to 4pm
At: University Settlement, 23 Grange Road

Free Admission

RSVP: adam.vaughan.c1@parl.gc.ca

Family Day


Please note that all University Settlement locations will be closed on
Monday, February 18.
We’ll be back to our regular hours on Tuesday, February 19.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Inclement Weather

Due to the incoming storm, the North York and Spadina offices are CLOSED today; Tuesday Feb 12

23 Grange Road is CLOSED at 12 noon today; Tuesday Feb 12

Please continue to check the website for further updates

We anticipate opening for regular hours on Wednesday Feb 13, but give a call to the site to check before…

Affordable Housing Town Hall

University Settlement is proud to host the Affordable Housing Town Hall presented by our local MPP, Chris Glover (Spadina-Fort York) . Admission is FREE.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 25th to CGlover-CO@ndp.on.ca

Orientation for Newcomers

Tuesday, January 22
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

At the Spadina Office, 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto  
(416) 408-4058

FREE session. Topics include Language, Education, Employment, and much more!

Recreation and Fitness for the New Year

Be Fabulous, have Fun and get Fit!

For the New Year, NEW Grange Fitness Memberships are only $99 for 4 months!

You get unlimited access to our 25-yard long pool, Fitness Centre, Yoga, Belly Dancing and Aqua Fit classes, Tai Chi, Badminton and Basketball.          

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes are a great workout and will change your mind…

New For Music & Arts In 2019


Children (ages 5 to 11) are welcome to join the Children’s Choir. No experience necessary!  Come to the Open House or email or call
(416) 598-3444 x 243/244.

Winter session starts Wednesday, January 9

Join teacher Claudia Liedke in this introductory music class for parents/caregivers and young children.

2018 Holiday Closure



University Settlement’s Holiday Schedule is as follows:


December 21: Open 7 am to 6 pm
December 22 to January 1: CLOSED
January 2: Re-opens at 7 am. Regular hours resume.


~We wish you a happy and safe holiday season!~



December 13 @ 6:00 pmDecember 14 @ 7:00 am

Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm

There will be no evening length swim, drop-in basketball or fitness on the evening of Thursday, December 13 to enable University Settlement staff to celebrate the Holiday Season. Facilities will re-open Friday, December 14 at 7 am.

Giving Tuesday

We Care Event

Wednesday, December 5
4pm to 6pm

A great holiday event for kids!

Children make incredible holiday gifts for family, teachers and friends at a variety of craft stations with some of Toronto’s best design firms. Parents are welcome to attend with their child.  Pizza will be served.  Email farhia.hashi@universitysettlement.ca
*Sponsored by HermanMiller  
See you there!

Scholarship Recipients Concert

Saturday November 10, 2:00 pm
St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto  

Mark your calendars!  Everyone is invited to the Scholarship Recipients Concert. Come and support our rising your stars! Enjoy one of the highlights of the Music & Arts School year.

FREE admission. Advance reservations not required.

ELECTION DAY: Monday, October 22
Make YOUR vote count!

Find out everything you need to know to vote in the city election:

University Settlement (Auditorium, 23 Grange Road) is proud to be a Voting Place for the Election on Monday, October 22. Check your Voter Card to find out where you vote.


Pancake Breakfast

Join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast kickoff as a way to say thank you for all that United Way Greater Toronto does to help University Settlement and so many others throughout the year! This is a Joint Project of University Settlement’s Recreation and Daycare. Help us in our goal of raising $300 for United Way.

All you can eat…

CLOSED ON Monday August 6th

University Settlement will be closed for the Civic Holiday / Simcoe Day Monday, August 6th, 2018. We will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, August 7th. Have a great and safe long weekend!



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 – 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

GRANGE FESTIVAL is a FREE outdoor fair with performances and a range of fun-filled activities for adults and children. It’s a great day for everyone in the community.  Highlights include: Tdot Batu Drum Show, Bex in Motion, David Ito Fire Show, Edward Skwirsky juggling, Tai…

CLOSED on Monday July 2nd

Happy Canada Day! Please note that all University Settlement locations will be CLOSED on Monday, July 2nd. We will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, July 3rd. We hope you enjoy a wonderful long weekend!

Please note the pool will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, July 1st.

2018 Annual General Meeting

You’re Invited!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Registration: 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Meeting starts at 6:30pm sharp.

For more details, please see our announcement below:

Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Spadina-Fort York All Candidates Meeting

Wednesday May 16th, at 6:30 pm

The Ontario provincial election is coming soon. If you live in the Spadina – Fort York riding, the All Candidates Meeting is a great opportunity to meet the people running in the election and be an informed…

Board Members Needed

University Settlement is looking for dynamic, engaged Board members.  The job description can be found here.  If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter by March 31st to patricia.jacobs@universitysettlement.ca


Dear Members, the pool is CLOSED for mandatory (Public health) annual draining and cleaning. It will reopen the first week of January. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2017 Grange Festival Review and Pictures


Our annual Grange Festival was held on Friday, August 11th, in the newly revitalized Grange Park. We all had a great time! There were games for everyone, amazing entertainment, face painting, a photo booth, and free hot dogs. We could not have made this event happen without the help of our wonderful volunteers, dedicated staff,…

You’re Invited to our AGM!

Dear Members,

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the business of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the election of members to the Board of Directors. The University Settlement AGM will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

We will be electing five members to the Board of Directors for three-year terms at this…

Drop-In Badminton at University Settlement

NEW Badminton Time:

Join us every Monday evening from 8 pm to 10 pm for drop-in Badminton.

New Time effective March 20, 2017

Other Badminton Times include:

Wednesday from 5:45 to 10:00 pm

Sunday* from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

*On Sundays there is…


Our annual Grange Festival was held on August 5th, a beautiful sunny Friday. Kids had the chance to play games, watch performances, paint their faces, snap a pic at the photo booth, and eat delicious free hot dogs with family and friends. We could not have made this event happen without the help of our…

Afterschool Program Registration

After SchooProgram Registration for 2016-2017 


Registration for those wishing to register for 5 days a week of After School activities for the full school year begins Saturday, June 4th at 9am on a first come, first served basis. A limited amount of subsidy is available for those who are eligible. Advantages of registering for 5 days a week for the full school year:

  1. No worries: You are guaranteed…

NEW Grange Fitness Centre!!!


Grange Festival 2015

Where can you find?

  • Hundreds of happy kids and families
  • Entertainment that is better than the CNE bandstand
  • FREE games and prizes for all the kids
  • Over 30 community tables for non-profit organizations
  • A special “Kids Zone” for the little ones
  • Free hot-dogs and sno-cones for everyone!

At the 2015 Grange Festival!

Taking place Friday, August 7, from 12 Noon to 4pm

This family festival takes place in Grange Park, right…

// Donors + Sponsors


University Settlement

Founded in 1910
University Settlement helps individuals and families to learn and grow by engaging them in social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. University Settlement is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the people in the diverse communities we serve.

Contact Us


23 Grange Rd. Toronto, M5T 1C3

Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30-5:00pm
Sunday: 8:30-5:00pm


University Settlement Newsletter

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