Directions / Contact

Public Viewing Location (William Small Centre/Arboretum):

Wednesday night Public Viewings are hosted​ on top of the Arboretum Parking Garage (William Small Centre).

There are two elevator access points to assist in getting to the roof (5th floor) of the arboretum/William Small Centre; one elevator access point is beside Tim Horton’s (through the doors and to the right) and the other is beside the security office. The 40cm telescope is setup on the far corner of the roof towards the Bergeron Engineering building.

See in Google maps (directions to the arboretum)

Public viewing directions map

Public viewing directions map : close up view of campus highlighting elevator access and the location of publiv viewing on the arboretum. -click to enlarge-



405 Petrie Science Building 4700 Keele St , Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3


Downsview Station & Sheppard Station

  • 196 York University Rocket — Express from Downsview Station; 196 B from Sheppard Station via Downsview during peak times
  • 106 York University — from Downsview at non-peak times
  • 107 B&C Keele North — Downsview Station to Rutherford GO Station (107 B) or Teston Rd (107 C) via York U (one-fare service between York Region and York University)

Finch Station: Steeles 60C

Jane Station: Jane 35 E — Express to York U

Keele Station: Keele 41 (41 B — including Petrolia; 41 C — including Steeles Ave via Murray Ross)

*For a complete list of public transit options please gohere


By Car:
Please use the following direction indicator.
Parking space, closest to the Observatory, is available at the Thompson Road Lot located in front of the Tait McKenzie Centre, which is just west of the Observatory.


The observatory director is Paul Delaney ( )

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