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Building Services


Food Services | Security Services | Lockers | Lost & Found | Caretaking | Recycling & Waste Management | Art Collection


Food Services


The OISE Cafe managed by Food Services on the ground floor has expanded their menu to include a variety of paninis and homemade soups. 

                         Hours of Operation


OISE Cafe - Ground Floor

Monday to Thursday: 7:30am-8:00pm

Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Saturday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Sunday: CLOSED

For more information, go to the Food Service webste. 


Security Services


These services are managed in co-operation with the University of Toronto Police.  Call Security at 416-978-3636 for the following:

  1. Any emergency after hours
  2. Locked classrooms
  3. Locked offices
  4. Personal emergencies

For information go to Security Services.


Lockers are located on the Concourse Level and are available to be rented on first-come- first-served basis.


  1. Lockers are rented to OISE Students ONLY for the length of each school term (Sept. – Aug 15th) renewable on June 1st.
  2. The yearly fee is $22.00 (cash only).
  3. Locks are provided by OISE and all other locks will be removed.
  4. Unauthorized users will have all contents removed and disposed of without warning.
  5. Locks must be returned to room C-100 when locker is emptied.
  6. All contents left in lockers will be removed and disposed of as of June 30th.
  8. OISE reserves the right to open any locker at any time to investigate the contents.
  9. The users of OISE lockers will not store any hazardous materials of any kind in the locker.
  10. OISE reserves the right to cancel the use of any locker at any time by refunding all fees paid.


Lost and Found


The Lost and Found Office is located in the Concourse Level at room C-100.  

Items of value eg. wallets, cell phones, iPads, laptops are immediately brought to the OISE Facilities & Services Manager who will try to contact the owner.

All items are kept  for a period of six months and will then be disposed of.

Lost items can be picked-up at room C-100 during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In the evening and in the week-ends, the Security officer on duty will be able to access the log book and retrieve any item as required.  You can send an email to oise.facilities@utoronto.ca or call Andrew Maksymiw at 416-978-0031.

When the lost item is picked up (ID will be required  for wallets) it will be noted in the book and a signature to confirm the pick-up will be required.

All T-cards are collected by OISE Library who will in turn forward them to Robarts Central Library.


Caretaking (http://www.fs.utoronto.ca/caretaking.htm)


The University provides caretaking services to the OISE building.

Please see the Cleaning Schedule for specific information pertaining to OISE.

Please email all issues and questions to oise.facilities@utoronto.ca for proper follow-up with management.



Recycling & Waste Management  ( http://www.fs.utoronto.ca/recycle.htm)


The University provides recycling & waste management services to the OISE building.

In keeping with the fundamental principles and objectives of the University's Environmental Protection Policy,  the University also makes every effort to reduce the impact our waste has as it reaches its final destination.

Please email all issues and questions to oise.facilities@utoronto.ca for proper follow-up with management.


Art Collection


The art collection at the University of Toronto comprises some 4800 works of art, many of which are held in storage at the Art Centre.  Approximately 1200 pieces are installed throughout the campus. 

We at OISE are so fortunate to house approximately 70 of their art pieces.  These pieces are not to be touched and can be relocated only under the supervision of the Collections Manager.

Inquiries can be emailed to the Manager, OISE Facilities & Services .




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