Turnkey Desk

What's a Turnkey?

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A Turnkey is someone who knows just about everything there is to know about what’s going on around campus and in the community. Have a question, need directions, need a study room, need a drink, the Turnkey Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and has operated almost continuously since 1968.

Turnkey Desk services

The Turnkey Desk also provides access to, and books, the following facilities:

  • tickets for
    • GO Transit
    • Campus Bus
    • Fed Bus
    • Grand River Transit
    • Princess Cinema
    • Cineplex Entertainment: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy Cinemas & Famous Players
    • Landmark Cinemas
  • PRESTO Fare Cards available for purchase / loading
  • maps of Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge
  • information and schedules for Grand River Transit, bus and train services
  • music in the Great Hall
  • posters boards throughout the building
  • first aid
  • lost and found service
  • general information on special events and almost anything else of interest to the university community

The Turnkey also provides access to, and books, the following facilities:

  • study lounges
  • quiet study lounge
  • piano room
  • clubs workroom
  • multifaith room
  • lounges for group meetings and activities

Contact the Turnkey Desk

We would be glad to answer any questions you have. We would also appreciate hearing your comments or suggestions.


(519) 888-4434