Frequently Asked Questions


As a student, do I need to purchase an Athletics membership to use the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre?

No. As a student of U of T, you are entitled to use all of the Athletics facilities within U of T (Scarborough, Mississauga and the St. George Campus). Your membership for these facilities is paid for through your incidental fees. However, students not taking courses need to purchase a membership in order to use the Athletics facilities. Remember your T-card IS your membership card, so carry it with you whenever you are visiting any of the Athletics facilities.

Can my parents, brother(s) and/or sister(s) sign up as members to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre?

Yes. The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre does offer memberships for non-U of T students. For membership information, call the TPASC information line (416 283-3222) or

How do I join a sports team(s)? Are there different skill levels in each sport & what may be the time commitment required to participate on these teams?

Joining a sports team is easy! Students should check our website for a complete list of all sports. Tryout dates and locations for all Intramural teams will be posted there. Most Intramural sports do offer more than one division, but players of all skill levels should attend tryouts. The time commitment for teams is approximately 5 hours/week per sport (which is equal to one game and one practice). More about our Intramural Sports. Interhouse programs are also available to UofT students and UTSC staff and faculty members, and provide an opportunity to play in a recreational league with friends. Each Interhouse league plays once a week, so it only takes one hour of your time. Interhouse programs are for all levels, from novice to advance. More about our Interhouse Sports.

Can I play Varsity and how do I get involved in the Varsity Blues Program(s)?

All students at U of T are eligible to play Varsity sports, which are organized by the St. George campus. For information on Varsity programs or to receive contact information for a Varsity Blues coach, come to the Athletic Service counter. For a complete list of all Varsity sports visit:

Do I need to sign up for Group Fitness Classes?

No. All group Fitness Classes are on a drop-in basis, so there is no need to register in advance. All classes are free to current U of T students and UTSC staff and faculty members. We offer a variety of classes to all levels.