Timetables & Courses (MScPl & PhD)

Please consult the St. George campus map for building/room locations (SS = Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St.).


At this time, we are planning for a return to in-person teaching and learning in the fall 2021, with some limited courses in the fall session available online.

Enrollment Instructions

Course enrollment for planning courses is available online via ACORN starting August 3, 2022. Review the full course enrolment instructions.

For JPG courses, the department does not require any forms from students outside the department – if space is available students are welcome to enroll using ACORN on August 25, 2022 (10am ET). If space is not available, students will be added to the enrolment waitlist. If your home department requires a signature in order to approve your enrollment please send the form by email to graduate.geography@utoronto.ca (for JPG courses) or wright@geog.utoronto.ca (for PLA courses).

Core PLA courses are restricted to planning students only. Priority for all other PLA courses will be for students in the planning program. Students from other programs must contact the department for permission to enrol – we will consider requests starting mid-August.

Dates and Deadlines


  • August 3, 2022: Course enrolment opens in ACORN for Geography & Planning students
  • August 25, 2022: Course enrolment opens in Acorn for students outside the department
  • September 12, 2022: Start date for fall session Geography & Planning courses
  • September 26, 2022: Deadline to add full-year and Fall session courses
  • October 31, 2022: Deadline to withdraw from Fall session courses
  • January 9, 2023: Start date for winter session Geography & Planning courses
  • January 23, 2023: Deadline to add Winter session courses
  • February 27, 2023: Deadline to withdraw from full-year and Winter session courses;
  • May 8, 2023: Deadline to add May-to-June F section summer courses;
  • May 26, 2023: Deadline to withdraw from May-to-June F section courses;
  • July 10, 2023: Deadline to add July-to-August S section summer courses; and
  • July 28, 2023: Deadline to withdraw from July-to-August S section courses.


The department’s PDF iconGraduate Course Policies and Resources apply to all courses offered.


Students who wish to audit a course must obtain permission directly from the course instructor within the first week of class. Permission is subject to available space and can only be granted by the course instructor.

Only registered students at the University of Toronto may audit courses. Auditing entitles a student to attend lectures only. Students may not submit any written work, attend labs/tutorials or write tests/exams. The student will not be enrolled in the course and the course will not appear on their transcript. The department does not provide certificates of attendance.