On-Campus Neighbourhood Shopping Options

Posted by Lauren Dick on September 18, 2018


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Need to grab a bite to eat? What about printing an assignment or mailing a package? Whether you live on campus or are commuting, this blog post will provide you with a one-stop shop that covers the many on-campus neighbourhood shopping options offered at York University!

What is your favourite shopping spot on York U’s Keele Campus?
York University Harry Arthur Commons
If you are unfamiliar with a building name on one of the lists below, check out the #YUBlog’s post, “Know Where to Go on Keele Campus,” to help you find your way!

Food Services

York University has many food shopping options across campus. Most of these food services can be purchased using your YU-card through student meal plans, faculty and staff meal plans and/or Flex dollars!

Success Tip: Visit the Where To Use It webpage for more information about shops that accept the YU-card payment method!

Looking for homestyle meals? Be sure to try the eateries located in the Colleges. Most of the popular food destinations on York U’s Keele and Glendon Campuses can be found in the major food hubs and eating areas:

Central Square

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Student Centre

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York Lanes

York Lanes offers a variety of eateries, including:

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Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Centre for Film & Theatre

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Curtis Lecture Halls

Lassonde Building

Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School


The Quad offers a variety of food options, including:

  • aroma
  • Amaya
  • Banh Mi Boys
  • Basil Box
  • Booster Juice
  • Fat Bastard Burrito
  • Fat Burger
  • Gong Cha
  • Mandarin
  • San Francesco
  • Subway
  • Sushi-Q

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Ross Building

Seymour Schulich Building

Victor Philip Dadeleh Building

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William Small Centre

Students eating at on-campus food service, Berries & Bloom
Check out the Dining Directory for a list of all of the food venues and their hours of operation on Keele and Glendon Campus!

Shops & Services

Of course, restaurants and other food services are not the only shopping options on campus. York U also provides access to shops and services, including the Appletree Medical Centre, Shoppers Drug Mart, Salon Concepts Spa and the York University Bookstore!

Success Tip: Learn more about the York University Bookstore in the #YUBlog’s post, “Purchasing Your Textbooks at the York U Bookstore”! The Bookstore is also the place to go to buy York U clothing to show your Lion pride!

Check out the many shops and services offered through York Lanes and the York Federation of Students (YFS)!

York Lanes

Shops & Services

  • A & F Opticians
  • Alterna Savings
  • Appletree Medical Centre
  • BMO Bank of Montréal
  • Campus Clearners
  • Campus Photo & Printing
  • Canada Post
  • Data Integrity Inc.
  • Ink Blotz
  • Grocery
  • Nutrition House
  • Offices at York Lanes
  • Salon Concepts Spa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • York Lanes Dental Office
  • York University Bookstore – Central
  • York University Bookstore – East

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York Federation of Students (YFS) (second floor of the Student Centre)

Front of York Lanes Shopping Mall
Visit the York Lanes website for the eateries’ and shops & services’ hours of operations.

Where to Find Deals and Discounts

One of the fastest and easiest ways to pay for food or to shop at selected stores on campus is to use your YU-card! There are three main ways to earn deals and discounts using your YU-card:

Scholar Dollars – Bookstore Rewards

Use your Flex dollars at the York University Bookstore and automatically earn 5% or more back in Scholar Dollars! Scholar Dollars can be redeemed toward any merchandise at the Bookstore.

Success Tip: Spend 100 Scholar Dollars at the York U Bookstore and you could earn an additional $100 Bookstore gift card!

Delicious Dining Discounts

Each week will bring a new YU-card-only deal at a campus eatery. The latest deals will be featured on the Food Services‘ homepage.

Coupon Booklet

You will receive a coupon booklet valued at $80 when you purchase a meal plan. The coupon booklet contains a variety of on-and-off-campus food and bookstore deals and discounts at both Keele and Glendon Campus!

Success Tip: If you ever run out of funds on your YU-card or want to top up your account, sign in to the Online YU-card office, visit the Manage Your YU-card webpage or use the YU-card mobile app!

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Be sure to follow YU Card on Facebook and Twitter for the latest campus deals!

From food services, shops & services and the deals and discounts available, we invite you to enjoy everything that Campus has to offer!

If you have any questions, comment below or tweet us at @YorkUStudents.

Lauren Dick
Lauren Dick

Lauren Dick graduated in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Writing and a Professional Certificate in Marketing. She loves to curl up with a good story and a warm cup of tea (only English Breakfast, mind you), and she hopes her blog posts will continue to encourage current and incoming students to learn more about York U and its community.

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