Living in Ontario in general can get pretty pricey, let alone when you are a student. Between balancing OSAP, school, a part-time job and a social life, it can be hard to keep track of where you are spending unnecessary coin. Luckily, the student discount game in the city is strong and there are a ton of areas where you can opt to save a few bucks that you can put towards
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Top shop Canada
Who doesn't love Topshop?! You can get practically anything and everything from there plus the quality is always amazing so you know it'll last you a while. Right now they have increased their usual student discount from 10% off to 20% for a limited time- don't fret though, once the deal ends the 10% discount will still be availible!
Sweater weather is coming and what better place to get a new pair of sweats than Roots? I mean, a pair of Roots sweatpants should be necessary in every Canadian's closet so if you don't have a pair yet you can grab some for 20% off if you show your student ID in stores!
Interviews can be a pain, especially when you realize your wardrobe has a sad amount of interview-appropriate clothing and your bank account is looking just as sparse. Luckily for you J Crew has a 15% off deal for students if you show your ID in class, so head over and pick up the perfect outfit to nail your interview!
ALDO (with SPC card).
ALDO is the place to go for relatively inexpensive and reliable shoes, accessories and jewelry. You can bump the attractive prices to an even lower amount with their 10% off student discount that counts not only regular priced items but also items that are on sale already- score!
Banana Republic (with SPC card).
Banana Republic is another great spot to get an interview-ready outfit but they also sell amazing coats and dressier outfits perfect for special occasions. Like ALDO, they've got discounts for both full price and on sale items- so get ready to knock 15% off any full price item you buy as well as 5% off of any item that's on sale!
Forever 21 (with SPC card).
Forever 21 is already a student staple due to how inexpensive and trendy the clothing they carry can be. Plus they sell just about anything a student would want, whether it's a casual or clubbing outfit you can pretty much get a head to toe look with just one visit. Though if you show your student ID you can knock another 10% off the already low prices!
Missguided (with SPC card).
Missguided is widely popular, especially for their clubbing and streetwear clothing but the duties and taxes can be a major pain. Luckily you can offset the constant online-shopping annoyance that is shipping to Canada by getting 30% off your purchase if you register as a student!
Urban Outfitters (with SPC card)
Urban always has amazing stuff to offer, but it can come at a pretty high (and frankly sometimes ridiculous) price point that not every student can reason their budget with. Thankfully though by showing your student ID you can get 10% off entire purchase!
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Good news: you don't have to eat ramen every day anymore, Fresh offers 15% off for all students.
Bad news: you no longer have an excuse as to why you eat ramen every day.
Thai is awesome but sometimes can get a little pricey, luckily Spring Rolls offers students 15% off, so yes you can order that extra side of rice to pair with your pad thai.
I would say it doesn't matter what time of year it is, ice cream is always necessary, but it was literally 37 degrees yesterday so frankly it quite literally is necessary right now. So grab yourself a soft serve to cool off from this Fall heat for 10% less than you would usually pay if you show your student ID!
Bulk Barn is a great spot to stock up on all sorts of things. Whether it's junk food or baking ingredients, it's relatively inexpensive in the first place but you can also score a great discount of 10% off on Wednesdays!
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Admission & Transportation
The aquarium is a great spot whether you are bored, hanging out with friends or are visiting on a date, but sometimes the pricey ticket can make you question if you really do want to go see those nurse sharks. Thankfully, Ripley's offers a discounted admission for students at $24!
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Cheap Tuesdays who?? TIFF Bell Lightbox is a great way to spice up your typical movie night with cheap student priced tickets going for only $10.50!
The AGO is always a great place to visit whether you are de-stressing or want to get some inspiration from other artists. Luckily you don't have to pay any admission on Wednesday nights, so make sure you plan your next visit on a Wednesday for a great deal!
If you've got places to go but your wallet is experiencing a major hit from transit costs, you can catch a break from GO Transit if you are a student! They offer 17% off tickets if you register so make sure to head over to a ticket box to do so ASAP!
TTC delays are enough of a pain let alone the cost of taking it every day. Thankfully if you register as a student the TTC offers a discounted monthly pass that can save you $25.75 a month. As well they've got their discounted pay-per-ride rate if you register as well!
If you are looking to travel further than just Ontario but are looking to cut costs, Greyhound is the route to take! By showing your student ID card you are able to get 10% off your trip!