University of Toronto Outing Club

University of Toronto Outing Club
21 Sussex Avenue
Postal Code
M5S 1J6
Contact Name
Katya Smirnova

The University of Toronto Outing Club (UTOC) is a not-for-profit, non university-affiliated organization founded in 1957 by U of T students. It is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who are interested in a variety of outdoor activities including but not limited to canoeing, camping and hiking. Club members organize trips that are outdoors in focus and which ultimately promote a healthy and social lifestyle. Since our incorporation, we have expanded our membership and mandate to be as accessible and welcoming as possible to all outdoor enthusiasts from the Greater Toronto Area and Grey-Bruce County community, in addition to U of T students, alumni, and staff.

Our prized possession is our cabin in the woods, located just southwest of Collingwood, ON. The Cabin is owned and operated by our club, and was built by club members in 1968. It is located directly on the Bruce Trail, at the base of Metcalfe Rock, a gem on the escarpment boasting the province's best rock-climbing routes, explorable fissures and caves, and unbeatable views over Grey County. The Cabin is used to host a variety of club events, trips, and excursion weekends. Popular activities at the cabin include cross-country skiing on the over 45km of trails leading right away from the cabin's doorstep, mountain biking, hiking, caving, rock climbing, swimming, and canoeing.

We are proud to own a rustic cabin, and not a cottage. The cabin has no electricity, instead being lit by propane lamps, and heated by a propane furnace and a wood-burning oven, for that extra cozy feel. It also has no running water - instead we get our water from a stream we have tapped into directly from the depths of Metcalfe Rock.

Contact our cabin officer ( for more information about the cabin.

Located in Room 442