Fitness Centre Terms & Policies

Membership Terms: 

You may join the Hart House Fitness Centre at any point throughout the year. All membership fees are pro-rated to reflect the date you sign up. All memberships offer a fixed-term end date. Memberships are not successive and must be renewed by re-enrolling for the next membership term. Pricing does not include HST.

  • Yearly Membership: Yearly memberships begin September 1 and end August 31.
  • 4-Month Term:  4-month term memberships begin and end on the following dates:
Start Date End Date
Fall Term September 1 December 31
Winter Term January 1 April 31
Spring/Summer Term May 1 August 31

Membership Cancellation Policy:

Yearly and 4-month term memberships require a 4-month minimum commitment. As such, refunds will not be issued for 4-month term memberships, special circumstances may be considered. You may cancel your membership with 30 days written notice by emailing [email protected]. Your final payment/refund will account for the actual days that your membership was active and is issued at the time that your request to cancel is processed.

In consideration of Hart House’s acceptance of my membership application, I agree to the terms oulined and I acknowledge, understand and am aware that:

I assume all legal liability and hereby accept full personal responsibility for my health and welfare and property in the event of any accident, loss, damage, injury, illness or death in any event organized or sponsored by Hart House. I recognize and accept the existence of risk in all sport and activities, be they accidental or inherent in the sport. I hereby fully release and waive all legal recourse I may have against the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, its agents, servants and assigns, for any and all claims resulting from bodily injury, personal injury, accident, illness, death, damage to, or loss of property sustained by me in the course of or as a result of my participation in any event including as a direct or indirect result thereof. This waiver shall be binding upon my successors, heirs, executors, administrators, trustees and my legal and/or personal representatives.

Hart House has the authority to revoke or suspend membership rights and privileges when offending behaviour is exhibited by a member. Offending behaviour includes, but is not limited to disorderly conduct, disruptive behaviour, persistent disregard of Hart House rules and regulations and default in payment of membership fees.

Hart House adheres to the policies and codes of conduct as outlined by the University of Toronto. Learn more.  

Access to Hart House Fitness Centre Facilities:

All members must present a valid U of T student card, or Hart House Fitness Centre membership card at the Fitness Information Desk upon entry. For the safety and security of all our members, we enforce a “no card, no entry” policy. Kindly present your membership card at each visit to limit disappointment. Members are required to wear athletic attire and footwear. Please lock all personal belongings, including outerwear and bags in a day locker or your rented locker before proceeding to exercise areas within the facility.

Locker Rental Terms: 

Locker rentals are non-refundable and expire at the end of your rental agreement or when your membership expires or is cancelled, whichever comes first. Your locker may be renewed with your membership renewal. If you wish to not renew your locker, all locker contents must be removed by the end of your locker agreement. Belongings left in the locker past the locker agreement date will be removed and bagged for your retrieval by a member of our staff. Your belongings will be held for two-weeks following the end of your locker agreement. To retrieve your bagged items during this time, a $25.00 locker clear out fee will apply. Items that have not been retrieved after the two-week holding period will be donated.

Personal Training Policy:

A 24-hr cancellation policy is in place on all training sessions that have been confirmed by the trainer and client in advance. If a client does not show up (“no-show”) for a scheduled session, or if a session is cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of a scheduled training session, then the client forfeits the session, and the session will not be eligible for refund. All training sessions expire 6-months following the date of purchase. Sessions remaining following the expiration date are non-refundable and considered redeemed.

Unauthorized Instruction or Personal Training:

Personal training is conducted exclusively by Hart House personal training staff. Members are not permitted to conduct or solicit for personal training within Hart House. Groups may not conduct, for profit or otherwise, classes which duplicate regular Hart House programming.


Unauthorized photography of any kind is strictly prohibited in the Fitness Centre. Permission to use cameras or other photographic equipment must be obtained in advance by submitting a written request to the Information Services Desk by emailing [email protected].

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