U of T is an amazing place to live and learn, right in the heart of Toronto.
The central location means your education reaches beyond the 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.
There’s so much here for you to discover.
Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing U of T’s common residence application by March 31, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1.
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 colleges' residence buildings.
This year, residences are adapting their rooms, dining services and social activities to provide a safe space for students to live, study and connect.
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 4- or 5-bedroom suites (bedrooms are all single, private rooms with their own lock). Each suite has 1 to 2 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. Apartment suites are always shared among same-sex residents.
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 and Chestnut Residence:
- Chestnut Residence (housing students from all seven colleges as well as other faculties)
- New College Residence
- St. Michael's College Residence
- Trinity College Residence
- University College Residence
- Victoria 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 or call the college's residence office.
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.
Living in Toronto
The St. George campus of the University of Toronto is located in the heart of downtown, putting you within a 10-minute walk of exceptional shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs and nightlife. Visit the Centre for International Experience website for information on living in Toronto.