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should I choose UTM Life Science ?

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Hi

So I'm considering going to UTM life science (I've already got my acceptance). The only thing is, is UTM a good choice for students who AREN'T commuting? I live in Toronto, but I would have to live in res first year. So is it "worth" it?

Thanks!!:bball:
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@chiqua99 wrote
Hi

So I'm considering going to UTM life science (I've already got my acceptance). The only thing is, is UTM a good choice for students who AREN'T commuting? I live in Toronto, but I would have to live in res first year. So is it "worth" it?

Thanks!!:bball:



I think you can commute to UTM if you live in Toronto.

Just take the 1C Dundas bus (Mississauga Transit) from Islington station and it'll take you straight to campus. The real question is how far do you live from Islington station?
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I know I can commute from Mississauga to Toronto. I don't live THAT far from Islington station. It's just that it might be hard to commute everyday (it will probably take a hour and a half) and to maintain a solid academic performance too. It's easier for my parents if I go for residence for first year.

Is it expensive or something?
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@chiqua99 wrote
Thanks for the quick reply!

I know I can commute from Mississauga to Toronto. I don't live THAT far from Islington station. It's just that it might be hard to commute everyday (it will probably take a hour and a half) and to maintain a solid academic performance too. It's easier for my parents if I go for residence for first year.

Is it expensive or something?


I'm from Mississauga and my parents commute to Toronto everyday for work. They buy a monthly Go-Train pass thing. It's about $200 a month so if you use it almost everyday, it's not too bad. It takes around 25 minutes from Islington station to UTM and 25 minutes back.
Did you apply to Life Science at UofT by any chance?
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@chiqua99 wrote
Thanks for the quick reply!

I know I can commute from Mississauga to Toronto. I don't live THAT far from Islington station. It's just that it might be hard to commute everyday (it will probably take a hour and a half) and to maintain a solid academic performance too. It's easier for my parents if I go for residence for first year.

Is it expensive or something?



For UTM students, you need your T-card and U-pass to board on the Mississauga transit. So, transportation in Mississauga is free for you. Then, you still need a metropass or a way to pay the fare for using the TTC.

There's also an express bus that runs from UTM to Islington which can make commute shorter as well.

It depends on you. I know friends who don't mind the commute and still do well in school.
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i strongly recommend you don't sign up for res at utm. i live in mississauga, and i know the area where utm is and its very isolated in terms of walking distance. so unless you plan on bringing a car, you will be doing a lot of commuting anyway. res is very expensive because only single rooms are available (i think its around 6000? not sure), and i have some friends who go to utm, they say the party scene is pretty nonexistent (then again, they commute as well). although i love my town, there really isn't much of a night scene unless you wanna take a 15 min bus ride to square one and shop or something lol. but yeah, thats just my opinion, toronto is close anyway, and you'll get used to commuting.
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