All Access Dining offers students, staff and visitors at Open Kitchen, Gather and Feast the opportunity to pay once, and enjoy as much as they care to eat while at the location! Choose between a variety of hot and self-serve stations, which feature a daily and weekly rotation of delicious chef-prepared food, including made-without-gluten and plant-based dishes.
- Food Security. University and college students across Canada are at risk of food insecurity. With a Declining Balance meal plan, if it is not budgeted for use and spread out over 8 months, students can run low on money. An All Access dining plan ensures that all students with the meal plan have access to food throughout the school year, and nobody runs low on meal plan funds. Learn more here.
- Healthy Food is generally more expensive. This meal plan removes barriers to nutritious food by offering a greater variety of meal options without diners feeling compelled to choose meals based on price.
- Eliminating buyer’s remorse. When in restaurants people are less likely to try something new, since they may not like it and still need to pay. Students will have new and different options to try, with the option of choosing something else if it’s not for them.
- The social aspect. There is more to eating than just the food. With all dining taking place in the dining hall, it creates a communal atmosphere. People eat together, promoting greater social interaction.
- Sustainability. While not a direct reason to change to All Access dining, an additional benefit is sustainability. Having meals only available in the dining hall eliminates takeout packaging, plastic bottles, disposable coffee cups, and the smaller portion size (since you can go back for more food) ensures that less food is discarded.
Each Food Services Dining Hall serves a wide variety of meal options spread across a half-dozen stations, each specializing in a different type of food.
- Stations will have their favourites that are always available, as well as rotating options that change daily.
- Each station always features plant-based and made-without-gluten options.
Due to the nature of the dining plan, there are no take-out meals at our Dining Halls. Diners can enjoy their meals within the spacious dining hall.
- For those looking for a quick breakfast on the way to an early morning class, there will be fruit, some baked goods, and coffee available to take outside of the dining hall.
We pay close attention to the top allergens, and also have a wide range of options that take into account the needs and preferences of a wide variety of diners.
- Made-without-gluten options are available at every station. That includes made-without-gluten breads, pizza crusts and dessert options. Please let staff know if you have celiac disease, or aren’t sure what the made-without-gluten options are at a particular station.
- Plant-based options are available at every station for diners looking for vegetarian or vegan choices.
- All unprocessed chicken is halal.
- Nutritional information will be available on Nutrislice soon!
We also have a Manager of Nutrition & Wellbeing that can help with finding the right items for you. Learn more here.
Because diners have the opportunity to enjoy as much as they like during their meal, stations serve portions accordingly. These portion sizes:
- help reduce food waste, and
- allow diners to sample a wider variety of options during each meal.
Diners are invited to take more than one plate of a particular dish if they would like a larger serving size, or return for seconds.
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Our dining halls are open to anyone on campus, including students without dining plans, staff, faculty and other visitors! Door rates for one-time visits apply at the following rates (not including GST):
Breakfast – $12 | Lunch – $15 | Dinner – $19
Once inside, enjoy all access dining during your visit!
- The All Access portion of the meal plan is only for use in the Residence Dining Halls
- If you are looking to dine outside of the dining hall, then flex dollars can be used at participating locations.
There are still flex dollars in the plan and they can be used at participating locations on campus.
Any money that you have in Carryover from prior years can still be used at participating locations on campus.
Term one and Term Two costs:
September – December $3,298.59
January – April $3,248.59
Winter Session Contracts (September–April)
The Residence Meal Plan fee payment schedule for Winter Session Contracts is as follows:
Deposit due on acceptance $819.56
Second payment due Sep 23, 2022 $2,429.41
Third payment due Jan 13, 2023 $3,248.97
One-Term Only Contracts (September to December or January to April)
The Residence Meal Plan costs for a one-term-only Contract are set out above. The fee payment schedule is as follows:
Payment for September – December due on acceptance $3,298.59
Payment for January – April due on acceptance $3,248.59