Welcome to the Town and Gown Association of Ontario's Members Site

This site is for TGAO partners to manage their memberships, access member-only resources, and sign up for events. Log in to your TGAO member account in the right-hand corner to manage your membership details, unlock access to member-only resource pages, and sign up for events at member pricing on this website. Your TidyHQ (this website) account name is the same email used when you create your membership. You must use the same email for the system to associate your TidyHQ account with your TGAO membership.


Click the Membership Tab to view our membership classes. Select the membership that is right for you, and then proceed through the signup, and payment process if applicable. Click login in the top right-hand corner and input the same email you signed up with - you will recieve an email prompting you to set your password for your TidyHQ (this website) account.

If you encounter any difficulties with the signup process, please contact us at info@tgao.ca.

About Us

The Town and Gown Association of Ontario is the trusted, coordinated voice for post-secondary students, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, first responders, residents, and property managers in Ontario communities that host post-secondary institutions. We share information, facilitate connections, and mediate relationships among our diverse group of stakeholders to promote vibrant cohesive communities for everyone.

"Town & Gown" is a term which conveys the relationships between post-secondary institutions - universities and colleges - and the communities that host them. The Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO) evolved out of Town and Gown symposia held in Waterloo, Hamilton and Guelph, Ontario during 2004 and 2005. The continued growth of post-secondary institutions and the subsequent effects on near campus neighbourhoods was the catalyst for these symposia.

At that time, attendees recognized that there were many issues of common interest in town and gown municipalities across the Province that could best be served by partnering efforts and sharing information. Upon direction from the participants at the Hamilton and Guelph symposia, a volunteer working group of interested stakeholders was formed to create the association. The Association became incorporated in February, 2006, and held its first Annual General Meeting on May 12 at the 2006 symposium in Brantford, Ontario.

Visit our public webpage at www.tgao.ca