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University of Toronto Residence: On-Campus Student Housing, Costs & Eligibility

Bhavya Rawal Bhavya Rawal
Study Abroad Expert

When planning to study abroad, one of the major concerns lies in where to stay, on-campus or off-campus. This choice is influenced by various factors such as the cost, distance from the college/university, preference of an individual, and more. University of Toronto offers residence or housing options to its students throughout the three campuses. 

Living on-campus allows a student to immerse themselves into university lives. With each of U of T campuses offering a range of residence options, it becomes easier to find yourself the best-suited accommodation. An added advantage offered to first-time students is the residence guarantee offered to students enrolled with any UG courses of University of Toronto for the first time. 

University of Toronto Residence

Residence on the St. George Campus is offered at each of seven college Graduate House or Student Family Housing, and Chestnut Housing. Each residence offers students with governance, clubs, intramural teams, events, and dining options. 

Let’s walk you through the on-campus housing for St. George Campus of University of Toronto. Find details of the residence types, fees, eligibility accessibility, and others in the sections below. Before diving into the details of housing let’s have an overview of the residence halls of U of T.

HallHousing StyleCost (CAD)Summer Stay
Chestnut ResidenceTraditional Dormitory16,699-19,877/year
(including mandatory meal plan)
Graduate HouseShared Apartment842-1,231/month
(meal plan excluded)
Innis CollegeShared Apartment10,052.14/year
(meal plan excluded)
Loretto CollegeDormitory12,650 - 13,250/yearYes
New CollegeDormitory11,245 - 15,720/yearYes
St. MichaelsDormitory13,837 – 16,773/yearYes
Student Family HousingBachelor ApartmentsBachelor Apartment: 796/month
Standard 1 Bedroom: 987/month
Large 1 Bedroom: 1,003 - 1,297/month
2 Bedroom: 1,305/month
Trinity CollegeDormitory14,699 - 16,604/yearYes
University CollegeDormitory12,801 - 15,096/yearYes
Victoria CollegeDormitory and Shared Apartment11,973- 17,297/yearYes
Woodsworth CollegePrivate & Shared Apartments10,359/yearYes

Find a basic detail of amenities and availability of University of Toronto residence, here

University of Toronto Residence: How to Apply

To apply for the university residence, both freshman and continuing students are required to send in their applications to University of Toronto’s common residence application “MyRes” .

Deadline: March 31

Decision: June 3

How to Apply: 

  • Log-in or register through StarRez.
  • For loging in, you will need to enable your JOINId
  • Enter the following information for enabling the ID:
    • U of T applicant/student number
    • Date of birth
    • OUAC reference number.
  • After enabling the JOINId, you can now log-in into the StarRez application
  • Submit the required fields of preferences
  • Submit the application. 

University of Toronto Chestnut Residence

Chestnut Residence of U of T is a traditional dormitory style residence offering large double and single rooms. It is a 15 minutes walk to the university campus and steps away from Eaton center. It offers both single gender and gender inclusive options of accommodation. 

Availability- Double rooms are offered to first-years and single rooms are offered to upper-year students. There are 445 double and 242 single rooms at Chestnut residence. 

Eligibility- To get accommodation with Chestnut residence at University of Toronto, you must be enrolled with the following faculties/courses:

  • Arts & Science
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Music

Move-in Dates- January (Winter), September (fall)


  • 7-week menu cycle offering vegetarian and vegan options
  • Microwave on each residential floor
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bookable student spaces
  • On-site fitness facilities (dance studio, cardio equipment, strength conditioning)

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-585-3160

University of Toronto Graduate House

Offering shared apartment-style accommodations to students of UToronto with single, premium, and double rooms (shared among 3 to 5 people). This hostel of UToronto does not offer meal facility to the students. There are eight residence advisors for the graduate house which can help you with finding your type of accommodation. It is located at Harbord St. and Spadina Avenue on-campus which is close to the athletic center. 

Availability- Three to five people, same-gender accommodation open during summer as well. It has 10 double-occupancy single-gender rooms, 394 single rooms, and 13 premium single rooms. 

Eligibility- Available for second-year entry students and students enrolled in graduate courses at U of T

Move-in Dates: September (fall) and ongoing throughout the year


  • Wheelchair access
  • 2-3 washrooms shared between suites
  • Shared kitchen & living area among suites
  • Laundry service
  • Month-to-month rental plan
  • Drink and snacks machine

Contact Details- 



Phone: 416-946-8881

University of Toronto Residence: Innis College

This accommodation at U of T offers shared-apartment style housing facilities that are gender-inclusive. A single room is shared between 4 to 5 people. It is steps away from the Robart library. You will have to purchase elsewhere on-campus as the meal plan is not offered at Innis College residence. 

Availability- Single room for four to five people of same-gender apartment suites are offered to students of UToronto. 

Eligibility- Innis College Residence is open to students enrolled in the following faculties of University of Toronto:

  • Arts & Science
  • Architecture
  • Engineering

Move-in Dates- January (Winter), September (Fall)


Here’s what you can look forward to when living at Innis College:

  • Ensuite bathrooms in all apartment suites
  • Two undergraduate dons and six graduate dons live in the building
  • All bedrooms are single occupancy
  • Yoga classes, potluck dinners, self-defense classes, are a part of residence programming.

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-978-2512

University of Toronto Residence: Loretto College

This is an all-women dormitory-style residence offering double rooms to first-years and single rooms to senior students. Located on the east side of the campus and is close to Yorkville neighborhood and Royal Ontario Museum. 

Availability- 40 beds in double rooms for first-years and 57 in single rooms for senior students. 

Eligibility- Open to female students studying the following study areas at UToronto:

  • Arts & Science
  • Architecture
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Music
  • Engineering

Move-in Dates- January (Winter), August (Fall)


  • Residence programming includes spa nights, fusion talent nights, formal dinners, etc.
  • Large & quiet study hall
  • It offers an “All you care to eat” meal plan with vegetarian options. 
  • Six student dons are available, 3 on each floor. 

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-925-2833

University of Toronto Residence: New College

It has three halls- Wetmore Hall, 45 Willcocks, and Wilson Halls offering gender-inclusive dormitory-style accommodations. It is located next to the university athletic center. 

Availability-  Both single and double rooms are available. 45 Willocks has a floor for men-only and Wilson hall has 4 women-only houses. 

Eligibility- The New College residence is open to students enrolled with 

  • Arts and Science courses of U of T
  • Professional Faculty (Architecture, kinesiology & physical education, engineering, and music). 

Tentative Move-in- September (fall), January (winter)


  • Three-meal plan options
  • Kitchenette facilities
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, and Halal food options available.
  • 21 dons are available
  • Eight living-learning communities
  • Laundry facilities

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-978-8875

University of Toronto Residence St. Michael’s College

St. Michael three halls- Wetmore Hall, 45 Willcocks, and Wilson Halls offering gender-inclusive dormitory-style accommodations. It is located on the east side of the campus and steps away from the historic Yonge street and Queen’s park. 

Eligibility- St. Michael’s College residence is open to students enrolled with 

  • Arts and Science courses
  • Architecture
  • Kinesiology & physical education
  • Engineering
  • Music. 

Move-in Dates- To be declared

Features- Residence programming includes trivia contests, talent nights, athletic competitions, etc.

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-926-1300

Student Family Housing at University of Toronto

Offering 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and private bachelor apartments for students living with their partners/children or family. The accommodation is offered throughout the year and applicants are suggested to apply as early as possible. 

Eligibility- Full-time students at University of Toronto looking for housing along with their partner/spouse, children. Available to students applying for admission with U of T UG or PG programs. 


  • Recreation and meeting rooms
  • Private kitchen, balcony, and bathroom.

University of Toronto Residence: Trinity College

This residence offered to U of T students is located steps away from Trinity College Varsity Center and library. It offers gender inclusive dormitory-style housing. 

Availability- It has 2 halls offering single and double rooms. 60% of incoming freshmen reside here. 

Eligibility- Enrol with faculties 

  • Arts and Science courses
  • Architecture
  • Kinesiology & physical education
  • Engineering
  • Music

Move-in Dates- September (fall), January (winter)


  • Private outdoor field
  • All you care to eat meal plan
  • Residence programming includes 
  • Academic dons are available for assistance

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-978-3612 

University of Toronto Residence: University College

With 3 halls, University College residence offers dormitory-style accommodations with mostly single rooms. Located at the King’s Circle (heart of the campus). 

Availability- Modern and historic residence halls with single rooms. 


  • Open to students from Arts & Science
  • Limited students from Architecture, Kinesiology & physical education, Engineering, and Music (total 20).

Move-in Dates- September (fall), January (winter)


  • Wide variety of programs developed by students to indulge in.
  • Two meal plan options- Reznioff’s Cafe and Howard Ferguson Residence Halls is where you can use these meal plans. 
  • Supportive house system.
  • Kitchen facilities

Contact Details-



Phone: 416-978-2530 

University of Toronto Residence: Victoria University

This offers dormitory and shared-apartment style residence which is gender-inclusive at five halls.

Availability- Single, double, and triple rooms, some all-women residence halls for both first-year and senior students. 

Eligibility- Available to students enrolled with faculties 

  • Arts and Science courses
  • Architecture
  • Kinesiology & physical education
  • Engineering
  • Music

Move-in Dates- September (fall), January (winter)


  • Several meal plans to choose from.
  • Residency programs include- community service, healthy lifestyle workshops, 
  • Annesley Hall is available to only women.

Contact Details- 



Phone: 416-585-4494 

University of Toronto Residence: Woodsworth College

Located in Bloor, St. West it offers private, shared suite apartments. 

Eligibility- Offered only to the students enrolled in Arts & Science faculty. 

Move-in Dates- September (fall)


  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Built-in AV capabilities
  • Courtyard

There are plenty of options available if you choose to live on-campus when getting admitted to University of Toronto. From dormitories to shared and private apartments with both single and shared rooms along with additional amenities, residence halls at University of Toronto cater to the needs of almost every student. You can benefit from the wide range of choices available and opt for the on-campus housing of U of T that suits you the most. On-campus housing allows you to interact with the university dons, enjoy the residence programming events, and interact with fellow students and make the most of their student life.

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