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Preparedness at U of T

Preparedness at the University of Toronto

The University’s top priority in responding to crisis or emergency situations is the safety of students, faculty, librarians, staff, and affected community members.

Responding to Incidents

This section includes recommended steps to take in the event of an incident or emergency response on campus. The University of Toronto is prepared to take an all-hazards approach to supporting the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus.

Active Attacker
Medical Emergencies
Suspicious Packages
Cyber Incidents
Gas Leak
Power Outages
Civil Disturbances
Extreme Weather

Important Contacts

Emergency: 911

Campus Safety
St. George/UTSC: 416-978-2222
UTM: 905-569-4333

Campus Safety
St. George: 416-978-2323
UTSC: 416-287-7398
UTM: 905-828-5200

During an Emergency

Access the links below for actions to take during an emergency.

Shelter in Place
Building Evacuation
Emergency Meeting Points
Campus Status

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies often occur with little or no warning. Familiarize yourself with the services available to support you in an emergency, and the steps you can take to be prepared.

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Discover the safety features on your campus including emergency phones, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and the TravelSafer program.

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A customizable resource for faculty and staff outlining emergency specific procedures, critical contacts, and the location of first aid kits and fire alarm pull stations. Feel free to download and customize this resource in your desktop version of word for your division.

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Learn about the University of Toronto’s Emergency Alert system tests and training initiatives to prepare for crisis situations. 

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Discover information for individuals requiring assistance in emergencies.

First aid kit, mobile phones, and other emergency items.

Learn how to develop a plan and prepare an emergency kit for your household.

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The Policy on Crisis and Routine Emergency Preparedness and Response is in place to protect community, facilities, and property in the event of an emergency.

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Learn about the University of Toronto’s Business Continuity Plans, which ensure that operations can be continually performed or rapidly and efficiently resumed in an emergency.

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During an emergency, the University of Toronto will share critical information through multiple channels including UTAlert, the U of T Safety App, and via social media.