Life on Campus

U of T is an amazing place to live and learn, right in the heart of Toronto. Learn more about nearby neighbourhoods, campus spaces and housing options.

Discover Toronto

Tour Campus

Explore Housing


Discover Toronto

As an Arts & Science student, your education will reach beyond the St. George campus into surrounding neighbourhoods. Toronto’s Discovery District, with some of the world’s leading hospitals, and Canada’s largest financial district are a short walk away.

In your free time, you can explore Toronto’s beaches and parks, visit Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown or one of the other nearby cultural communities, or take in the theatre. You will be within a 10-minute walk of exceptional shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs and nightlife. There’s so much here for you to discover.

In the videos below, our students share what they love about living in this vibrant city.


Nearby Neighbourhoods

Check out our interactive map to learn more about the eclectic neighbourhoods that are just steps away from campus.

Student looking at the virtual tour on a laptop

Tour Campus

With its historic buildings, picturesque green spaces and state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, the Faculty of Arts & Science and its seven colleges will provide an unforgettable setting for your university experience. Start exploring the St. George Campus by taking a tour.

Virtual Tour of the Faculty of Arts & Science

Virtual Tour of the Colleges

In-Person and Virtual U of T Tours



Residence Guarantee

Residence is guaranteed for all full-time undergraduates who are entering university for the first time and accept an offer of admission before June 1. To secure the guarantee, you must complete the StarRez application by March 31 and follow the required steps outlined in your offer of admission.


Student reading in her residence room

Every Faculty of Arts & Science student belongs to one of seven colleges. All colleges offer residence accommodation. In most cases, if you choose to live on campus, you will live in one of your college's residence buildings.

If you are planning to live on campus, you will be living in either apartment-style or dorm-style residences. 

Apartment-style residences are grouped into self-contained four- or five-bedroom suites (bedrooms are all single, private rooms with their own lock). Each suite has one to two washrooms, a full kitchen (including a refrigerator, self-cleaning stove and microwave oven you need to supply cookware, dishes and utensils), and a furnished living room. 

Three colleges have apartment-style residences:

Dormitory-style residences offer students a single or double (shared) room in a large residence hall. Most dorm-style residences have common washroom facilities; these may be single-sex or co-ed. You will be required to choose a meal plan. Dorm-style accommodation is provided by five colleges, Chestnut Residence and Knox College Residence:

More information about residence can be found on the Housing Services website, including residence listings with information on all the housing options, as well as fees and amenities for each residence. For information on tours, consult the residence tour schedule, call the college's residence office or take a self-guided virtual tour of the seven colleges.

Off-Campus Housing Options

Housing Services' off-campus housing and roommate finder is the main source of rental housing information at the University of Toronto.