Victoria College Campus and Residence Tours
Join us for an in-person tour of Victoria College! Our tours are led by current Victoria College students and are approximately 45-60 minutes long. Your tour guide will take you into two of our residence buildings (single and double rooms), the dining hall and our student centre. You will learn about campus life, student services and the academic programs offered here at Vic!
PLEASE NOTE: For your own safety, and the safety of our community, masks are appreciated for the indoor residence portions of our in-person tours. Thank you for understanding!
- In-person tours - Tuesdays (4pm) and Fridays (11am) – REGISTER HERE
Victoria College Virtual Tour
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.
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.
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.
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 from the lower level of the E.J. Pratt Library.
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.
Burwash Dining Hall
Look familiar? Burwash Dining Hall was modeled 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.
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 is the first women’s residence in Canada and opened its doors in 1903. It still remains an all-women'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-story 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.