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2024-2025

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter meal plans are an optional way for students to purchase food on campus, providing convenience and cost savings. They are open to commuter students, students living off-campus, and students in a St. George campus residence without a dining hall. 

Commuter Meal Plans 2024-25 will be available to purchase through the Food Services Mobile Order App as of Wednesday, August 14, 2024.

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Benefits of Having a Commuter Meal Plan

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Purchase tax-exempt* food & beverages.

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Enjoy the convenience of using your meal plan at various campus dining locations.

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Experience a diverse range of global cuisines, all prepared by our expert Food Services Chefs.

* As per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations.

How do they work? 

The Commuter Meal Plans operate on a declining balance system. All Dining Dollars are loaded onto your TCard at the beginning of the year, and, like a traditional debit account, they are deducted from your meal plan account when you make your food purchases.  

Where do they work? 

With the Commuter Meal Plans, you have the freedom to choose your meals from a variety of locations. You can purchase food and beverage items from the New College, Chestnut and CampusOne* Dining Halls and participating Food Services retail outlets across campus. Visit the Where to Eat on Campus for a list of participating locations.  

*CampusOne residents can use their Commuter Meal Plan at New College, Chestnut, and CampusOne Dining Halls and participating Food Services retail outlets across campus.

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Includes:

$6,020
Dining Dollars

(tax exempt)

+ $150 CIF*
+
$100 TBucks**

Includes:

$3,010
Dining Dollars
(tax exempt)

+ $75 CIF*
+ $50 TBucks**

Includes:

$700
Dining Dollars
(tax exempt)

+ $50 CIF*
+
$25 TBucks**

Dining Dollars

The Dining Dollars portion of the meal plan is available for purchasing tax-exempt food and beverages (as per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations) at New College, Chestnut and CampusOne* Dining Halls and participating Food Services retail outlets across campus. Visit Where to Eat on Campus for a list of participating locations.   

Remaining balances at the end of the academic year (April 30, 2025) are refundable for all commuter meal plans. For more details, refer to the section – Remaining Balances & Refunds.  

*CampusOne residents can use their Commuter Meal Plan at New College, Chestnut, and CampusOne Dining Halls and participating Food Services retail outlets across campus.

Remaining Balances & Refunds

Remaining balances at the end of the academic year (April 30, 2025) are refundable for all commuter meal plans. Refunds are subject to a $50 administration fee. A formal request* for a refund must be made by Tuesday, April 15, 2025. If a refund request is not received by then, the remaining funds will be automatically transferred to Food Services Campus Flex Dollars. 

*The request form will become available on Tuesday, March 11, 2025. 

Refund Requests only apply to Commuter Meal Plan holders. Students with residence meal plans, carryover limits and rules will apply as per the meal plan terms and conditions.This form does not apply

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Campus Flex Dollars  

Eligible carryover funds are transferred to Food Services Campus Flex Dollars at the completion of Term 2, April 30, 2025, and can be used to purchase food, beverage, and other items at participating Food Services locations. Campus Flex Dollars are loaded onto the meal plan holders TCard for purchases beginning May 2025. Campus Flex Dollars are refundable with proof of withdrawal from the University of Toronto, St. George campus, or academic completion. 

Refunds incur a $50.00 administration fee and will be deducted from the refund amount. Balances of $50.00 or less do not qualify for a refund. Campus Flex Dollar purchases are subject to applicable taxes.  

TBucks 

Each meal plan includes a preloaded amount of TBucks. TBucks is a common form of currency accepted across campus. They can be used to purchase products at participating locations, or for textbooks and payment for printing and photocopying on campus. Additional TBucks can be purchased by anyone in possession of a TCard for use on the U of T St. George and Scarborough Campuses (TBucks Policy). TBucks purchases are subject to applicable taxes.  

The Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) is a non-refundable fund used for capital investments that directly enhances the residence dining experience; facilities, environment and equipment. It is deducted directly from your meal plan fees. 


GET YOUR commuter meal PLAN 

How to purchase your plan

Commuter plans will be available to purchase through the Food Services Mobile Order App as of Wednesday, August 14, 2024. For students having difficulties downloading the mobile app, please contact the Food Services Meal Plan office.

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Key Dates

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Available for Purchase:

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Date of Activation:

Sunday, August 25, 2024

University Winter Holiday Closure:

December 23, 2024 to January 3, 2025 (inclusive)

Last Day to Request Refund:

Tuesday, April 15, 2025

Meal Plan End Date:

Wednesday, April 30, 2025

*Dates subject to change.

We are here to help

If you are unsure about which meal plan to choose or need further information about a specific meal plan, please contact us.