Welcome to the University of Toronto’s New College Residences!

During the summer months, come experience staying at Canada’s largest university downtown campus in downtown Toronto!

Each year, throughout the summer months (May to the end of August), New College Residence offers safe, convenient and affordable dormitory residence accommodation, meeting space and meal services for individuals and groups. New College Residence is open to the general public for “short-term” stays (those wanting to stay one night, a couple of nights or under 29 nights) and “long-term” stays (those wanting to stay 29 nights or more, or the entire summer session).

Being one of seven colleges that make up the University of Toronto, New College’s architecture, with its brave and bold façade marks it as one of the most distinctive buildings on the University of Toronto campus – winner of numerous awards!

Whether you are a leisure or budget traveler, a tourist, a backpacker, a tour or school group, planning a conference or a conference participant, a meeting planner, a tour/bus operator, a sports team, working or studying in Toronto, New College Residence has what you are looking for!

Welcome all guests to downtown Toronto and to the University of Toronto, Canada!  

Summary General Information:

  • New College Residence consists of three (3dormitory-style residence halls (Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall and 45 Willcocks) with central air-conditioning along with shared communal washrooms and shared common rooms (with limited kitchen facilities) which are down the hall from rooms. All three residence halls are beside each other and have the same amenities.
  • Most washrooms will be single-gendered (male or female). We will have a couple gender-neutral washrooms in Wetmore Hall only
  • Room types: Single or Double Rooms (Double rooms have 2 single beds in them)
  • SUMMER 2023: Sessional dates from April 29, 2023 until August 23, 2023 (116 nights) for current New College Residents (all other bookings to the public will start May 5, 2023 for “long-term” stays (over 29 nights) and May 8, 2023 for “short-term” stays (under 29 nights)
  • We offer daily, weekly, monthly or sessional rate stays
  • All Check-ins happen at 40 Willcocks Street (Wilson Hall) Front Desk which is open 23/7 to assist Residents. A short meal break is taken from 3 a.m.-4 a.m.
  • Check-in time is anytime AFTER 3:00 p.m on your Check-In Date
  • Check-out time is anytime BEFORE 11:00 a.m. on your Departure Date
  • Residents must be 18 years of age or older (unless part of a contracted group booking). Please contact the Summer Residence Office if you are under 18 years of age and require accommodation.
  • The Resident acknowledges that the Residences are located within a major urban centre and, as a result, there may be noise, construction, local events, and other disturbances over which the University has no control that may impact the occupants of the building. During the summer, maintenance and renovation of the Residence occurs and may necessitate limited access to the Room or common areas

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION:

Currently, we are not implementing any COVID restrictions such as proof of vaccination and mandatory masks but ALL Residents should be ready to pivot on short notice if public health conditions or guidance change prior to or during the summer.

Please ensure that you are aware of and follow the government health and safety protocols and guidelines in place just before your stay, when entering the Residence and during your stay.

The University has paused the requirement for all members of our community to be fully vaccinated in order to come to campus but we strongly encourage everyone to remain up-to-date on vaccination along with boosters as it offers the best protection against severe illness and will also reduce isolation requirements and disruptions to on-campus activities in the event that you are exposed to COVID-19 or test positive. It will also minimize disruption should conditions require vaccine requirements to be reimposed. Latest UofT COVID-19 updates can be found at: https://ehs.utoronto.ca/covid-19-information/.

While the current pause in our mandatory mask requirement continues, the use of a well-fitting medical mask in high-density indoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible is strongly encouraged during the period when cases are rising in Ontario.  Indoor University spaces include: lobbies, elevators, hallways and corridors, stairwells, washrooms, service desks, cafeterias and lunchrooms, common areas in residences, study lounges, meeting rooms, classrooms, research and teaching labs, shared or open-space offices, and other locations used in common, particularly where practicing physical distancing may be difficult or unpredictable. The University is a mask-friendly environment, and we ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions, comfort levels, and health needs.

The provincial self-assessment tool https://www.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ can help provide guidance and information for those that have any symptoms of illness or tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who is sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this self-assessment tool, should stay home and seek assessment from a health care provider if needed.

The University has implemented changes to cleaning protocol that include increased cleaning of shared public spaces as needed and the addition of hand sanitizer stations at main entrances.

New College highly recommends that Residents bring a supply of rapid test kits to self monitor if showing symptoms of COVID-19. Rapid test kits can be sourced here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/rapid-testing-home-use.

The Resident will not book the Room for the purpose of quarantining or isolating individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been identified as a household close contact (including “presumptive positive” cases).

The Occupancy Agreement shall be subject at all times to: (i) University guidelines, signage, policies and directives; and (ii) government orders, directives or public health guidelines, directives or recommendations in existence during the Term of the Agreement (collectively, “Public Health Orders”).

  • The University reserves the right to deny access to University premises, including the Residence, to any person who fails or refuses to comply with Public Health Orders in effect from time to time.
  • The University may terminate the Occupancy Agreement immediately if Resident fails to observes any Public Health Orders. The University shall have not liability to the Resident as a result of such termination and no obligation to refund any amounts paid by the Resident.
  • The University may terminate the Agreement at any time due to circumstances resulting any Public Health orders, as amended and updated. In the event of such termination, the University shall not be responsible for any losses, damages, or expenses whatsoever suffered by the Resident. The Resident shall only be entitled to a refund of the fees it has paid to the University.
  • In no circumstances shall the University be liable for loss of profit or for other similar consequential damages based on breach of contract, warranty or otherwise if, due to a compliance with Public Health Orders or actions or directives taken by the University, if it is required to terminate the Occupancy Agreement.
  • As updated health guidelines evolve during Occupancy Period, all Residents, Guests, Visitors may be subject to additional health screenings.
  • It is vitally important that, even with the easing of provincial measures, we remain vigilant, conscientious, and respectful of one another.
  • As health measures change all Residents will be notified and there will be updated health and safety signage throughout the residence. Some examples may include signage respecting elevator occupancy limits, space closures, requirements to wear face coverings or masks, physical distancing and to instructions to yield and follow directional markings. Please follow all posted COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for elevators, stairwells, washrooms and common rooms.

Non-compliance with health and safety recommendations may pose a health and safety threat to the community and will be treated as a serious matter. The University will make every effort to resolve these issues informally when possible and appropriate but may also impose sanctions where individuals or groups of Residents are not in compliance with these rules. These sanctions will depend on the nature of the non-compliance, the place in which it occurred, and the impact on others. Sanctions include but are not limited to fines, restricted access to spaces, and expulsion from the Residence. Enforcement, sanctions and appeals to sanctions will be carried out in accordance with existing residence policy. The University reserves the right to report non-compliance to Public Health officials or to any other official, within or outside the University, who need to know about the non-compliance in order to protect the health and safety of the University community or the public.

Additional Notes for Summer 2023:

  • Your choice of residence hall is not guaranteed
  • No overnight visitors/guests past 10:00 p.m. are allowed. The College offers daily accommodation stays for visitors/guests. For safety reasons, and subject to change in keeping with public health directives, day visitors/guests are limited to the number of beds in the Room and will need to be registered (signed in and out) with the Front Desk. Resident and/or Roommate is responsible for all their registered guests/visitors and ensure they follow the Rules and Regulations and all healthy and safety protocols at the time. University administration may ask for this proof and identification at any time.
  • Fridges in common rooms will not be in use on long term floors (Wetmore 2nd, 3rd, 4th floor and 45 Willcocks 2nd and 3rd floor) – you can rent a fridge if staying long-term ( month or more) by emailing Campus Fridge Rentals at rlpsales@rogers.com
  • We do not provide any cooking utensils such as pots. pans, cutlery, etc. for the common rooms
  • The Front Desk will not carry any CASH.   
  • We will not accept Cash, Personal Cheques, Interac e-trasfers for payments
  • Once you make a booking through the portal (under Book a Room tab), you will need to email summer.newcollege@utoronto.ca for any changes or cancellations including extending your stay.  (Note: after making a booking, you will be able to View your Reservation, Make Payments by logging into your Account on the portal)
  • If you have any questions or changes to your reservation, please email us at summer.newcollege@utoronto.ca. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible during business hours. Last minute changes may incur additional fees.
  • All Residents must follow the following Rules and Regulations: OCCUPANCY AGREEMENT AND RULES AND REGULATIONS OF NEW COLLEGE SUMMER RESIDENCE 2023

Planned Renovations for Summer 2023:

Throughout the summer, New College is hoping to complete a number of renovation projects starting May 1, 2023.

  • In Wilson Hall: the 6th floor will be renovated (May 1-end of June)
  • In Wetmore Hall: On the 2nd floor, residence rooms 211 and 212 will be combined and converted to a self contained don suite

As a result of the renovations there may be periodic noise and construction happening during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Depending on weather and the project, renovations may happen on weekends and after hours.