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Host your event safely

We all play a part

Our priority is facilitating your safe dining on campus

Together, we can help make the experience safe and enjoyable for everyone: students, faculty, and front-line staff.
Here’s how you can help:

Plan Ahead

Fill out and submit the Events Assessment Form from the COVID-19 Leadership Toolkit.

Check in

Check In 

Before attending your event, visit UCheck and complete your self-assessment. For external guests, please be prepared to show your Government of Ontario Vaccine Passport (Enhanced Vaccine Certificate with QR Code) and identification.

Wear a mask in the dining hall

Mask Up

Please keep your mask on unless you are eating or drinking. Masks must be always worn in the common areas. 

Stay 2 meters apart

Space Out

Stay 2m apart where possible.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

The Chestnut Conference Centre at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus has implemented extensive and enhanced health and safety measures. These procedures have been developed based on guidelines and by-laws set out by the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto. 

Staff Training

  • All Chestnut Conference Centre staff receive ongoing, enhanced health and safety training.
Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing 

  • Capacity limitations are updated to reflect University of Toronto and Government of Ontario policy. 
  • Adding floor markers and directional signage in high traffic areas. 
Wellness checkpoints


  • Proof of identification and of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the point of entry are required for all guest entering the Chestnut Conference Centre. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Enhanced cleaning, sanitization and disinfection in high traffic areas with an increased focus given to high-touch surfaces. 
  • Committed to continuing to use high quality and effective cleaning products in accordance with Ontario Public Health for coronaviruses, bacteria and other infectious pathogens. 
  • Employees are provided with detailed Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines for each cleaning product to ensure proper usage. 

Hand Hygiene

  • Increased hand-sanitizing stations in place throughout Chestnut Conference Centre and in common areas.   
  • Chestnut Conference Centre employees are required to practice frequent and rigorous handwashing. 

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For all other information about Covid-19 at the University of Toronto,
the latest information for students, faculty and staff: