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Student Residence Information

If you are a student who requires accommodation related to accessibility, it is important that you register with Accessibility Services as soon as possible.
Note that for the Academic year 2020-2021 Victoria College will only provide Single rooms.

Mask Wearing: Following the City of Toronto, the University has determined the necessity of mask wearing indoors, which includes spaces such as hallways, lobbies, elevators, or other common use facilities in our residences. Students will be provided with reusable cloth masks from the university upon check-in.

Information on Quarantine Accommodation

INFORMATION ON QUARANTINE ACCOMMODATION

The University’s Mandatory Quarantine Accommodation program will start August 15th. If you will be arriving sooner, please contact info.quarantine@utoronto.ca.

As part of this program, the University will provide:

  • Transportation from the airport to the quarantine location
  • Private room with washroom at a hotel or at a U of T residence (depending on availability)
  • 3 meals/day delivered to your door
  • Other supports (daily check in/nurse monitoring, quarantine supplies including personal thermometer, residence life staff, and connections with your academic division for information on programming, orientation, etc. during your quarantine)

An application form is available at starrez.utoronto.ca (students will need to login using their JOIN/UTORid).

Students will need to sign-off on self-isolation protocols aligned with relevant government guidance, and remain in their rooms for the 14-day period. Guests will not be allowed during this time.

More information is provided in the frequently asked questions below.

  1. Do I need to quarantine?
  2. When are rooms available?
  3. What will the University-supported quarantine (self-isolation) look like?
  4. I am not going to live in residence but will need a place to quarantine. Will I be able to use space provided by the University?
  5. Will there be an extra cost?
  6. How do I apply for quarantine space?
  7. Will U of T offer quarantine for parents/family travelling with students?
  8. Can parents cross the border from the US to bring students to campus?
  9. Is there anything I should bring for the 14-day quarantine period?
  10. Is there any financial support available to cover the costs of the 14-day quarantine?
  11. I plan to complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine in my own space. What am I required to do?
  12. I plan to complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine in my own space. What University supports are available?
First-year students

Our priority is first-year students who receive the housing guarantee. 65% of our beds are allocated to first-year students.
Room assignments are emailed late August.
Residence and Meal plan fees are posted to ACORN in August after tuition fees have been posted.
*****For the Academic year 2020-2021 all students will be assigned to single rooms.*****

Due to COVID 19 and physical distancing requirements, we plan for all student rooms to be single occupancy for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. 

RESIDENCE FEE DUE DATES FOR 2020-2021

  • Date of Offer Acceptance – Deposit #1 of $600 is due at the time you accept your offer. This deposit must be paid through the online application (StarRez), and cannot be paid through ACORN/ROSI.
  • July 31, 2020 – Deposit #2 of $1,400 is due. This deposit applies to all incoming residents, including those on OSAP or financial assistance. Failure to pay the second deposit by the due date will result in the cancellation of your room reservation, and your space will be offered to the next person on our waitlist. This deposit will also be paid through the online application (StarRez).
    • September 30, 2020 – First installment is due for all residents.
    • November 30, 2020 – Second installment is due for residents who have not officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.
    • January 31, 2021 – Second instalment is due for residents who have officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.

    The first and second instalments of residence fees will be loaded onto your ACORN/ROSI account prior to Fall Term and can be paid in full. Check here for more information: http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/news/fee_payment.htm. Students are responsible for monitoring their own ACORN/ROSI account balance; regular reminders are sent to your UTOR email.

Upper-year students

Please be aware that space is not always available in the residence or floor of your choice. You must have an AGPA of at least 2.0 for the 2019–2020 academic year and the balance on your ACORN must be paid in full by the end of classes in April.
****NOTE: For the 2020-2021 Academic year we will only be offering single rooms****

  • September 30, 2020 – First installment is due for all residents.
  • November 30, 2020 – Second installment is due for residents who have not officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.
  • January 31, 2021 – Second installment is due for residents who have officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.

The first and second installments of residence fees will be loaded onto your ACORN/ROSI account prior to Fall Term and can be paid in full. Check here for more information: http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/news/fee_payment.htm. Students are responsible for monitoring their own ACORN/ROSI account balance; regular reminders are sent to your UTOR email.

Meal Plans

Presently, students will not be permitted to sit and dine in the Burwash Dining Hall. The Meal Plan is still mandatory, and will operate as a take-out/grab-and-go style with a declining balance. The dining hall will still work to accommodate allergies and dietary preferences. 

All students who decide to live in residence are required to purchase a meal plan from the following selection:

Meal Plan Options and Availability:

Meal Dollars can be added to top up Meal plan balance if balance is depleted

Meal Plan A (Minimum) – Cost $5,307 - $300.00 Vic Dollars                          

Meal Plan B (Regular) – Cost $5,807.00 - $500.00 Vic Dollars

There are no refunds for unused meals or Vic Dollars. Unused meals cannot be converted to Vic dollars. There is no carryover of meals at the end of your residence contract; however, remaining Vic Dollars may be spent throughout the summer months and can be carried over until the end of the calendar year (December 2021), provided that you are a registered student. Carried over Vic Dollars are taxable.

MEAL SERVICE INFORMATION

As of September all of the meals will be takeout and a declining balance of the following meal prices.

Declining Balance by defined  Meal + sides 

Breakfast 

Lunch  

Dinner 

 

$8.00 

$12.00 

$15.00 

An entrée (protein, starch & vegetable) a drink plus an additional item from the supplemental items list (i.e soup, side salad, chips, dessert, slice of pizza etc.). Students could add another item (i.e bag of chips, extra dessert) at a separate charge. 

Breakfast - $8.00 – (i.e egg based dish or vegan entrée, protein, breakfast potatoes, pastry and choice of 1 beverage) as well as an additional item from the supplemental items list (i.e fruit cup, smoothie, yogurt, etc..)

Lunch - $12.00 - an entrée (i.e Feature salad, Sesame Grilled Chicken Noodle Bowl) a drink plus an additional item from the supplemental items list (i.e soup, side salad, chips, dessert, slice of pizza, etc..)

Dinner - $15.00 - an entrée (protein, starch & vegetable) a drink plus an additional items from the supplemental items list (i.e soup, side salad, chips, dessert, slice of pizza, etc..)

Students are not able to switch meal plans after September 15, 2020.

Victoria University serves 19 meals a week: three meals are served on weekdays; brunch and dinner are served on weekends, holidays, and during Reading Weeks (November 9-13, 2020) (February 15-19, 2021). Regular meal service begins at dinner on September 4, 2020.  The last meal in December is dinner on December 22, 2020, and the first meal back after the winter break is dinner on January 3, 2021. No meal service is provided during the winter break.  The last meal in the second term is dinner on April 30, 2021. The last day of residence is May 1, 2021 at 10:00 am.

Withdrawl policy

Withdrawal Policy

When you accept an offer of admission to residence you are agreeing to stay for the full 8-month term. Early withdrawal from residence comes with serious financial implications, so we recommend students accept their offer only if they are sure they want to live in residence.

Withdrawal Penalty Schedule

Timing of Withdrawal 

Withdrawal Penalty 

After August 1, 2020 

$625.00 

August 1 -September 7, 2020 

$2000 (forfeit of first and second deposit $600+$1,400) 

September 8 – November 30, 2020 

$3,400 (early withdrawal fee of $1,400 + first and second deposit) and room and board until date of withdrawal 

December 1st onwards  

Responsible for fees in their entirety 

*If second deposit is paid, both deposits become non-refundable. Failure to pay second deposit will result in forfeiture of residence space.

Withdrawal penalties are charged for any withdrawal reason, including but not limited to: eviction for disciplinary related infractions, a revoked Offer of Admission from the University of Toronto, decision to enroll at a different university or ceasing to attend the University of Toronto.

Students who want to cancel or withdraw from Residence must do so in writing by emailing vic.dean@utoronto.ca. Please include your full name, student number, and reason for cancelling. Withdrawals will not be accepted in person or over the phone.

Please refer to your offer letter for any updates to the withdrawal policy, as it relates to Covid-19 for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

 

Residence Buildings

Information about move in dates

When you receive your room assignment you will be asked to log back into the housing portal to select a move in date and time.
Move in time slots will be one hour intervals starting -TBD.

Students will be allowed two helpers to support their move in.  Detailed instructions will be sent via email September 1, 2020.

First year move in- September 4-6, 2020- early arrival is possible for those who are quarantining with U of T.

Upper year move in- September 4-7, 2020- early arrival possible for those who are quarantining with U of T.

Annesley Hall

When it opened in 1903, Annesley Hall was the first residence built specifically for women in Canada. It was renovated in 1988 and houses female students in single, double and triple rooms. Annesley is known for its close-knit community and for the fact that no two rooms are the same.

Annesley Hall

Single Room                                                                                         $10,062

Super Single Room                                                                             $10,871

 

Margaret Addison Hall

This co-ed residence for both first-year and upper-year students has double and single rooms. It features music practice rooms, study areas, kitchenettes and six common rooms.

Margaret Addison Hall

Single Room                                                                                         $10,062
Basement Single Room with shared bath                                           $10,932
Super Single Room                                                                               $10,871

Rowell Jackman Hall

Due to their architecture and age, our residences can be challenging living environments for students with accessibility needs. In 1993 Rowell Jackman Hall was built in accordance with the accessibility standards of the time, but even it no longer meets some current accessibility requirements.

Our suite-style residence offers single-sex and co-ed housing options. Each suite houses three to seven students in single and double rooms. The suites have common rooms, one or two washrooms, shared kitchen facilities and a living room. This residence is home to primarily upper-year students, although some first-year students are also housed in double rooms.

Some suites are designed to accommodate residents with accessibility needs, and the building is wheelchair-accessible from the parkade level.

Rowell Jackman Hall

(all rooms are within a shared 3-12 bedroom apartment)

Single Room                                                                                         $11,014
Super Single Room                                                                               $12,109

Upper Burwash Hall

The Upper Houses of Burwash Hall (North, Middle, South and Gate) are co-ed and house first-year and upper- year students in single and double rooms. Each floor has a kitchenette and small eating area. Each floor has a common room with cable TV. Washrooms are co-ed.

Burwash Hall Upper Houses

Single Room                                                                                         $10,062
Super Single Room                                                                               $10,871
Single Room with shared bath                                                             $10,334

Lower Burwash Hall

The Lower Houses of Burwash Hall (Ryerson, Nelles, Caven, and Bowles-Gandier) were constructed in 1931, and renovations were completed in November of 1995. Students are housed in single, double, and triple rooms with semi-private washrooms. Rooms on the first three floors of each house have individual sleeping alcoves with adjoining study/sitting rooms. Each floor has a kitchenette. Each house has a common room with cable TV. 

Burwash Hall Lower Houses

Single Room without bed alcove                                                      $11,121
Single Room with bed alcove                                                            $11,973
Super Single Room                                                                            $12,928

Maintenance Request & Light Bulb Changes

To address any maintenance issues please use this form with a detailed description of work required and a time window for staff to enter your room/suite.

If you require a light bulb change please send form with room or suite number and a time window for staff to enter your space.