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Our Campus

Victoria College Quad

One of the most recognizable places on campus, our quad boasts a beautiful view of the Burwash residences, Dining Hall and library.

 Vic Quad

The E.J. Pratt Library

The E.J. Pratt Library, built in 1961, boasts natural light in all study spaces and also features a unique collection of art, such as various Group of Seven works and the famous “Frye in the Sky” Northrop Frye portrait.

 E J Prat Library

Victoria College Building (affectionately known as "Old Vic")

Old Vic was the first building on our campus and was home to all administrative offices and classes at one point. Today, Old Vic houses classrooms, some administrative offices (such as the Office of the Principal and the Vic One office) as well as Caffiends, a student-run, volunteer-operated, fair trade cafe.

 Old Vic

Lester B. Pearson Garden for Peace and Understanding

Looking for a quiet place to read? The peace There is also a beautiful view of the garden for the lower level of the E.J. Pratt Library.

Peace Garden

Goldring Student Centre

Known to bring residence and commuter students together, the student centre is the hub of student activity on campus. It houses the Office of the Dean, the Victoria University Students' Administrative Council, Ned's Cafe and the Cat's Eye.

 Goldring Student Centre

Burwash Dining Hall

Look familiar? Burwash Dining Hall was modelled after the dining hall at Christ Church, Oxford, which was also the inspiration for the Great Hall in the Harry Potter movies. Burwash services all students living in the Victoria College residences.

 Burwash Dining Hall


Thinking of living in residence? There are many benefits to living on campus: the convenience of living close to your classes; the opportunity to develop lifelong friendships; more opportunities to get involved; and increased support from residence life staff.

Our residence buildings house both first-year and upper-year students and are equipped with wired internet access.

Annesley Hall

Annesley Hall is the first women’s residence in Canada and opened its doors in 1903. It still remains an all-woman’s residence and features a music room and library where residence students can study.

Margaret Addison Hall (MargAd)

MargAd is a traditional dorm style coed residence with a common room and kitchen located on each floor. MargAd also houses our 24-hour residence service desk.

Rowell Jackman Hall (RJ)

RJ is an eight-storey apartment style residence with single sex and coed options. It features bedroom apartments and each suite includes a kitchenette and common room.

Burwash Hall (Upper)

Upper Burwash was built in 1913 along with Burwash Dining Hall with both single and double rooms. Each house has a kitchen on each floor with a common room on the main floor.

Burwash Hall (Lower)

Lower Burwash was built in 1931, almost 20 years after the original Burwash residence. Each pair of students shares a washroom and students share a kitchenette. The common rooms can be found on the main floor of each house.