Resident Student Dining Committee


The University of Toronto Mississauga Resident Student Dining Committee has been established to provide a structured and open forum whereby resident students can evaluate and review various policy and operational aspects of the Hospitality & Ancillary Services department as pertaining to food services at the UTM.  This forum will ensure an open channel of communication for Resident Student Meal Plan holders to register their concerns and/or suggestions with regards to departmental policy.  In this regard, the committee will act in advisory and consultative capacity responsible to the Director of Hospitality and Retail Services.
This committee will work alongside the University of Toronto Mississauga Food Service Advisory Committee.  Two members of the Resident Student Dining Committee will also serve on the University of Toronto Mississauga Food Service Advisory Committee.


Scope, Duties, & Responsibilities

The Committee shall function as consultative and advisory to the Director of Hospitality & Ancillary Services with respect to all existing and planned food service outlets on campus; specifically regarding how these services relate to the resident students.
Specific, on-going topics of discussion will include (but are not limited to):
  • To receive and discuss requests and suggestions made by University of Toronto Mississauga community members with regards to food service
  • To provide information and answer questions related to departmental operations
  • To ensure an open channel of communication for members of the University community to register their concerns and/or suggestions concerning departmental policy
  • To evaluate existing departmental policies; to receive and evaluate food service recommendations; and to recommend changes to the policy where such changes are warranted and calculated to benefit the community.
  • To receive, for information and to provide feedback, the department’s annual budgetary recommendations
  • To assess the implications of:
    • The hours and days of operation for each outlet
    • The partial or complete opening or closing of one or more outlets
    • Changes in operation of any outlet
  • To provide feedback regarding the placement of new outlets and or products and services to the community

2023-2024 Academic Year


2022-2023 Academic Year


2021-2022 Academic Year


2020-2021 Academic Year


2019-2020 Academic Year


2018-2019 Academic Year


2017-2018 Academic Year


2016-2017 Academic Year


2015-2016 Academic Year


2014-2015 Academic Year


2013-2014 Academic Year


2012-2013 Academic Year


2011-2012 Academic Year


2010-2011 Academic Year


2009-2010 Academic Year

  • Mar 17, 2010
  • Feb 24, 2010
  • Jan 20, 2010
  • Dec 2, 2009
  • Nov 18, 2009



  • Introduction of a new off-campus partner, Burger's Priest, where Meal Plan funds can be used
  • Davis Building Food Court opened with several new options


  • Opened the Fair Trade Café in the Maanjiwe nendamowinan building


  • Removal of Overhead Model, lowering of Minimum Commitment, and more customization in amounts of Flex and Basic for Resident Student Meal Plans approved and implemented


  • Improved and formalized process for students to address meal implications with regards to their dietary restrictions introduced
  • Student Secret Shopper program tested and implemented
  • Introduction of second off-campus partner, Pita Pit, where meal plan funds can be used
  • Change from Overhead Model of Resident Meal Plan and increase of Carryover-eligible funds reviewed
  • Implementation of My L'il Healthmart vending machine to provide Resident Students with 24/7 access to health items and toiletries reviewed


  • Third party payment app for the use with Resident Student Meal Plan reviewed


  • Eco-Container Takeout Program preliminarily discussed
  • Water bottle filling station installed outside Colman Commons in Oscar Peterson Hall
  • Menu selection / tasting for Colman Commons Tea Bar and Late Night program completed
  • Frozen entrees / ice cream vending machine moved from The Meeting Place to CCT


  • Entreé pre-order program implemented as preferred food service option for winter break resident students
  • Open offer extended by Hospitality & Retail Services for department representative to attend Residence Council tabling session to discuss food service and meal plan issues


  • Number of microwaves on campus increased in all food areas
  • Vending card reader program implemented


  • Debit machine added at Colman Commons
  • Residence and campus food service surveys developed to explore food service improvements and addition of food service concepts
  • Sheridan students pre-order forms for Colman Commons developed and introduced
  • Proudly brewing Starbucks added to Colman Commons
  • Water bottle filling station installed at Colman Commons
  • Planning for Colman Commons expansion commenced
  • Hand sanitizers installed in all food areas
  • Bento Sushi opened in Colman Commons
  • Smoothie Bar introduced at Colman Commons


  • Communications board installed at Colman Commons
  • Resident Student Meal Plan usage restrictions lifted at The Meeting Place
  • Shawarma introduced at Colman Commons
  • UTM Resident Student Meal Plan use at Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus expanded to include Tim Hortons, Second Cup, and Food Court
  • UTM food service master plan reviewed
  • Operating hours during final exam periods expanded at Colman Commons and Starbucks


  • Dish return stations established at Roy Iver & Erindale Hall
  • Self-serve hot breakfast station set up at Colman Commons
  • All elements of the Resident Student Meal Plan, including Basic & Flex, Overhead Model, and Carryover, reviewed
  • Variety of vegetarian options increase at Colman Commons


Questions? Contact us!

(905) 569-4795
William G. Davis building, Suite 3127

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