Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
With several docks located very near to campus, Bike Share Toronto is a convenient option for community members looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
The Bike Share Stations on campus:
Gould St. & Yonge St.: 20 bikes available
111 Bond St.: 13 bikes available
Dundas St. E. & Victoria St.: 37 bikes available
Dundas St. E. & Church St.: 14 bikes available
Yonge St. Dundas Square : 26 bikes available
Dundas St. W. & Yonge St.: 9 bikes available

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:
TMU has partnered with Enterprise car-sharing program where:

You must use your official TMU email address in this application
You must have a valid credit card (not a debit or pre-paid card) in your name, or arrange to have a deposit on file
You must currently hold a "G2" or a full class "G" licence or equivalent
Application fees are non-refundable
Instructional permits (such as learner's permits) are not valid for Enterprise CarShare
Your membership's annual plan fee is $20 + HST

For more information, please visit: https://www.enterprisecarshare.ca/ca/en/programs/university/ryerson.html

TMU has also partnered with Zipcar where:

Join Zipcar through Ryerson University and save up to CA$65 on an annual membership. Must be affiliated with the university.

Student membership discount:
Driving rates from CA$12/hr and CA$87.50/day.
Membership includes:
Gas included with every trip
Secondary insurance included
Maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance
200 km per day (CA$0.50 per km after that)

Alumni membership discount:
Driving rates from CA$14/hr and CA$105.75/day.
Membership includes:
Gas included with every trip
Secondary insurance included
Maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance
200 km per day (CA$0.58 per km after that)

Faculty and Staff membership discount:
Driving rates from CA$12/hr and CA$87.50/day.
Membership includes:
Gas included with every trip
Secondary insurance included
Maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance
200 km per day (CA$0.50 per km after that)

For more information, please visit https://www.zipcar.com/en-ca/universities/ryerson-university

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
Toronto Metropolitan University installed 5 electric vehicle level 2 charging stations at the Daphne Cockwell Building accessible to students and employees with a DCC Garage parking permit. EV charging is free for all DCC Garage permit holders.

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:
One of Toronto Metropolitan University's largest sources of environmental impact is student, faculty and staff commuting. We are committed to encouraging sustainable transportation habits through campus education and engagement, as well as through the development of new infrastructure.
Additionally, launched in 2016, Healthy Commute Week provides students, faculty and staff with information on sustainable commuting options. The campaign includes a wide variety of fun activities, including:
A bike safety workshop for community members
An art installation showcasing the evolution of public transit in Toronto
And a contest giving people the chance to win a $100 preloaded PRESTO card.
TMU participates in Smart Commute Carpool Week, an annual campaign led by Smart Commute to celebrate carpooling and the benefits associated with it. Each year, we promote smart commuting through a series of Twitter cards i.e. tips on how to find your perfect carpooling match.
TMU participates in Bike Month annually, a campaign that encourages this healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transport throughout the month of June. The Sustainability Office partnered with the TMU Cycling Club to raise awareness about cycling etiquette, safety techniques and other tips and tricks. We also invited Charlie’s Freewheels to provide free safety checks to all students, faculty, and staff. Safety checks included chain lubrication, tire pressure checks, and minor brake adjustments.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
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