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Student Residence Information

If you have a Residence emergency, you can call our 24/7 HelpDesk at 416-585-4524.

COVID-19 Special Rules and Guidelines:

As part of the University’s response to COVID-19, residence guidelines have been developed to provide a safe and healthy environment for students. We strongly encourage all students, as well as their visitors and guests, to review these guidelines before entering University residences. Updated information will be posted here in the summer.

Residence Agreement 2022-2023
Residence Handbook
Income Tax Information

Residence fees cannot be claimed as rent for income tax purposes. Under the Income Tax Act, universities are exempt from paying municipal property taxes.

The Ontario Income Tax Act stipulates that all students living in designated university (tax-exempted) student residences are limited to an Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit claim based on an occupancy cost of $25 for the time they resided in the student residence. Therefore, the amount that can be claimed for income tax purposes is $25 and not the full amount of residence fees paid. On Line 6114 (Student Residences) of your income tax return, tick the box to claim $25 as your occupancy cost for the part of the year you lived in residence.

We do not issue tax receipts for residence fees or meal plan payments.

For more information and to view the list of designated student residences, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance and review the “Frequently Asked Questions” on Property Tax Credits.

First-year students' application and fees

We are excited to welcome first-year students who received a housing guarantee. Students with the housing guarantee will be sent offers on a rolling basis. Residence fees are the sum of the meal plan fee, room fee and residence council fee. In order for us to guarantee your spot in residence, you must pay your deposits and residence fees.

Residence Fee Deadlines

Offer of Acceptance
A $1,000 deposit is due at the time you accept your Vic Residence Offer. This deposit must be paid through the online application (StarRez), and cannot be paid through ACORN/ROSI.

July 18, 2022
A second deposit of $1,000 will be due on the week of July 18, 2022. This total $2,000 (first deposit and second deposit) is non-refundable and will confirm your intention of living in residence. You will also receive your building assignment at this time. 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.

All deposits must be paid through the online application (StarRez), and cannot be paid through ACORN/ROSI.

September 30, 2022
Fall residence/meal plan fees are due for all residents. 

November 30, 2022
Winter residence/meal plan fees are due for residents who have not officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.

January 31, 2023
Winter residence/meal plan fees are due for residents who have officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.

Residence and Meal plan fees are posted to ACORN in August after tuition fees have been posted.

Fees Information

Residence and meal plan fees for both Fall and Winter will be charged to your ACORN account by mid-August, 2022. Note that your payments may take up to 5 days to appear on ACORN.

If you obtained a tuition deferral (and registered without payment) or paid the minimum required payment amount displayed on your ACORN invoice or fees have changed since the registration period, you must pay outstanding fees by the Fall term, Winter term, or Summer session deadlines. Otherwise, monthly service charge fees will be billed on your ACORN invoice on the 15th of every month at a monthly rate of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum) until paid in full. View Other Restrictions on Past Due Accounts.

More information on student fees is available on the Students Accounts Website.

Every student is responsible for monitoring their own ACORN account balance; regular reminders are sent through UTOR email.

Upper-year students' application and fees

Residence applications will open to all current first-year students on March 15 and close on March 31, 2022. No deposit is required to submit your initial application. We have limited spaces for upper-year students and offers will be allocated via a lottery system on May 15, 2022, with a deadline of one week to complete the balance of the application, sign the residence agreement, and pay the initial first deposit of $1,000.

Offers of residence will be contingent upon:

1. Confirmation of a minimum 2.0 AGPA for the 2021-2022 academic period

2. Confirmation of zero balance on the applicant’s ACORN account by April 2022

Students who are unsuccessful in the first-round lottery will automatically be entered into a smaller second-round lottery on July 20, 2022. All students will be added to our waitlist and will be contacted as additional spaces become available after July 20, 2022.

For those who are selected, we do our best to accommodate building and floor choices where possible. Currently, we will only be offering single rooms for upper-year students (this could change at a future date).

Residence Fee Deadlines

Offer of Acceptance
A $1,000 deposit is due when you accept your Vic Residence Offer. This deposit must be paid through the online application (StarRez), and cannot be paid through ACORN/ROSI.

July 18, 2022
A second deposit of $1,000 will be due on the week of July 18, 2022. This total of $2,000 (first deposit and second deposit) is non-refundable and will confirm your intention of living in residence. You will also receive your building assignment at this time. 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.

September 30, 2022
Fall residence/meal plan fees are due for all residents.

November 30, 2022
Winter residence/meal plan fees are due for residents who have not officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.

January 31, 2023
Winter residence/meal plan fees are due for residents who have officially deferred their fees on ROSI/ACORN.

Residence and meal plan fees for both Fall and Winter will be charged to your ACORN account by mid-August 2022. Note that your payments may take up to 5 days to appear on ACORN.

Late Payments

If you obtained a tuition deferral (register without payment) or paid the Minimum Required payment amount displayed on your ACORN invoice or fees have changed since the registration period, you must pay outstanding fees by the Fall term, Winter term, or Summer session deadlines. Otherwise, monthly service charge fees will be billed on your ACORN invoice on the 15th of every month at a monthly rate of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum) until paid in full. View Other Restrictions on Past Due Accounts.

More information on student fees is available on the Students Accounts Website.

Every student is responsible for monitoring their own ACORN account balance; regular reminders are sent through UTOR email.

Residence Fees

Annual Room Fees - 2022/2023

Annesley Hall

Single Room........................................................................................$10,819

Double Room......................................................................................$10,032

Triple Room.........................................................................................$ 8,405

 

Margaret Addison Hall

Single Room.........................................................................................$10,819

Double Room.......................................................................................$10,032

Triple Room..........................................................................................$ 8,405

 

Burwash Hall Upper Houses

Single Room.........................................................................................$10,819

Double Room.......................................................................................$10,032

Loft Double Room................................................................................$ 9,347

Single Room with shared bath............................................................$11,111

Double Room with shared bath..........................................................$10,323

 

Burwash Hall Lower Houses

Single Room without bed alcove........................................................$11,957

Single Room with bed alcove..............................................................$12,874

Double Room.......................................................................................$10,616

Triple Room..........................................................................................$ 8,405

 

Rowell Jackman Hall

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

Single Room.........................................................................................$11,842

Double Room.......................................................................................$10,323

Double Room w/2p bath.....................................................................$10,616

Super Single w/bath.............................................................................$13,020

Meal Plans

Residence Meal Plans 2022-2023

All students living in residence must purchase one of the following meal plans:

  1. Meal Plan A: Cost $5,657, 5357 Meal Dollars, 300 Vic Dollars (taxable)

  2. Meal Plan B: Cost $6,243, 5743 Meal Dollars, 500 Vic Dollars (taxable)

  3. Meal Plan C: Cost $4,922, 4722 Meal Dollars, 200 Vic Dollars (taxable)*
    * This plan is only available for upper-year students

  • Vic dollars and meal dollars may not be substituted for each other.
  • Refunds are not available for unused meal dollars and Vic dollars.
  • Unused meal dollars cannot be converted to Vic dollars.
  • There is no carryover of meal dollars at the end of your residence contract. If you are a registered student, the remaining Vic Dollars may be spent throughout the summer months and can be carried over until winter closure, December 2023. Carried over Vic dollars are taxable
  • The 20-21 and 21-22 carried-over Vic dollars expire at winter closure in December 2022

Additional Meal Plans

Residents who wish to top up their meal plans may purchase additional Vic Dollars or Meal Dollars in the following allotments:

  1. 50 Vic Dollars for $50 (taxable)
  2. 100 Vic Dollars for $100 (taxable)
  3. 50 Meal Dollars for $50 (non-taxable)
  4. 100 Meal Dollars for $100 (non-taxable)
  5. 200 Meal Dollars for $200 (non-taxable)

Additional meal plans can be purchased from the front desk at Margaret Addison Hall, 140 Charles Street West.

Meal Service Information

  • Students are not able to switch meal plans after September 15, 2022.
  • Victoria University serves 19 meals a week: three meals are served on weekdays; brunch and dinner are served on weekends and holidays.
  • Regular meal service begins at brunch on Sept. 4, 2022.
  • The last meal in December is dinner on December 20, 2022.
  • The first meal back after the winter break is dinner on January 8, 2023.
  • No meal service is provided during the winter break.
  • The last meal in the second term is dinner on April 29, 2023.
Accessibility Services

If you are a student who requires accommodation related to accessibility, it is important that you register with Accessibility Services as soon as possible.

Withdrawal policy

Students who want to cancel or withdraw from residence must do so 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.

Residence Withdrawal Policy

Students considering living in residence should make themselves aware of the following University Residence Withdrawal Policy. Applications are accepted and accommodation assigned on the understanding that the Student is making a financial commitment for the full academic/residence session. THERE ARE SERIOUS FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES ENTAILED IN WITHDRAWING FROM RESIDENCE BEFORE THE END OF THE 2022-2023 FALL-WINTER ACADEMIC PERIOD. Students will need to obtain approval from the Dean of Students for any special considerations or exemptions from this policy. Since residence and meal plan fees are set for the entire 2022-2023 Fall-Winter Academic Term (which commences on September 4, 2022, and ends on April 30, 2023), and not on a week-to-week or month-to-month basis, students are accepted to a residence on the understanding that they will remain in residence for the full academic session. By signing this Agreement, the Student acknowledges and confirms that they are entering into a contract to occupy the premises for a set term in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and that the operation of the residence and dining hall depends on a stable resident census.

RESIDENCE WITHDRAWAL FEES

Students who leave residence during the term of this Agreement will be held financially responsible as follows:

  1. Students who withdraw before the week of July 18, 2022 will forfeit their initial $1,000 residence deposit.

  2. Students who withdraw between July 25 and September 7, 2022 will forfeit their first and second deposits ($2,000).

  3. Students who withdraw between September 8, 2022 and November 30, 2022 will forfeit their first and second deposit ($2,000) plus a $500 early withdrawal fee and room and board fees, prorated to their date of departure.

  4. Students who withdraw after November 30, 2022, will be responsible for all applicable fees and charges in their entirety.

Residence Buildings

Information about move in dates

First-year move-in September 4, 2022. Early arrival is possible based on availability.

Upper-year move-in September 5, 2022. Early arrival is possible based on availability.

Students will be allowed two helpers to support their move-in.

Detailed instructions regarding move-in will be sent via email in August.

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                                                                                         $10,819

Double Room                                                                                       $ 10,032

Triple Room                                                                                          $ 8,405

Super Single Room                                                                              $ 11,689

If you have a roommate request please email vic.dean@utoronto.ca.
Specific room assignments (beyond building and room type) will be sent via email in August.

Annesley Hall Floor Plans

Annesley Hall Residence Virtual Tour

 

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                                                            $ 10,819

Single Room w/bath                                               $ 11,755

Double Room                                                          $ 10,032

Double Room w/bath                                             $ 10,973

Triple Room                                                             $ 8,405

Super Single Room                                                 $ 11,689

If you have a roommate request please email vic.dean@utoronto.ca.
Specific room assignments (beyond building and room type) will be sent via email in August.

Margaret Addison Hall Floor Plan

 Margaret Addison Hall Virtual Tour:

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                                                                                         $11,842

Double Room                                                                                       $ 10,323

Super Single                                                                                         $ 12,787

Double Room w/2p bath                                                                     $ 10,616

Super Single w/p bath                                                                         $ 13,020

If you have a suitemate or roommate request please email vic.dean@utoronto.ca.
Specific room assignments (beyond building and room type) will be sent via email in August.

Rowell Jackman Hall Floor Plan

Rowell Jackman Hall Virtual Tour

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 a small eating area. Each floor has a common room with cable TV. Washrooms are co-ed.

Burwash Hall Upper Houses

Single Room                                                                                         $ 10,819

Double Room                                                                                       $ 10,032

Loft Double Room                                                                               $ 9,347

Super Single Room                                                                              $ 11,689

Single Room with shared bath                                                            $ 11,111

Double Room with shared bath                                                          $ 10,323

If you have a roommate request please email vic.dean@utoronto.ca.
Specific room assignments (beyond building and room type) will be sent via email in August.

Upper Burwash Floor Plan

Upper Burwash Virtual Tour: 

Lower Burwash Hall

The Lower Houses of Burwash Hall (First House, 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                                                      $11,957

Single Room with bed alcove                                                            $12,874

Double Room                                                                                    $10,616

Triple Room                                                                                       $ 8,405

Super Single Room                                                                           $ 13,901

If you have a roommate request please email vic.dean@utoronto.ca.
Specific room assignments (beyond building and room type) will be sent via email in August.

Lower Burwash Floor Plan

Lower Burwash Virtual Tour

 

Residence Dons

Residence Dons are upper-year student staff who live in the residence buildings. Residence Dons act as a resource and are responsible for community development, social/educational programming, crisis intervention, referrals, policy enforcement, and the overall well-being of the residents. 

Please, refer to your floor/houses bulletin board for programming information.

Internal Residence Dons Applications

Applications for the 2022-23 Residence Don role are now closed.

Check back in January 2023 for information on applications and info sessions.  

External Residence Don Applications

Applications for the 2022-23 Residence Don role are now closed.

Check back in January 2023 for information on applications and info sessions.  

Maintenance Request & Light Bulb Changes

For assistance from maintenance, including lightbulb changes, please visit the maintenance page and submit a Fiix maintenance service request to Victoria University in the University of Toronto.