New College Summer Residence General Info Booklet
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During the summer, we open our doors to the general public. You do not have to be a University of Toronto student.
You must be 18 years of age or over to book a room. If you are under the age of 18, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require accommodation.
Please go to the “Book A Room” section of this website and follow the instructions.
To calculate your rate, you would multiply the monthly daily rate for your room type times the number of nights you wanted to stay consecutively. Since your stay would be over 29 nights, there will be no accommodation tax.
You can reserve a room for a month starting any day of the week. You do not need to arrive on the first of the month. For example, you can reserve to stay from June 3 to July 1 (check-out July 2) which is a total of 29 nights and still get the monthly daily rate.
To calculate your rate, you would multiply the weekly daily rate for your room type times the number of nights you wanted to stay consecutively. Since the stay is under 29 nights, accommodation tax of 13% will apply.
The 2023 Summer Session is May 5 to August 26, 2022 a total of 113 nights. To calculate your rate, you would multiply the sessional daily rate for your room type times 113 nights. If you are paying sessional, your entire balance is due on arrival (less the deposit paid).
For those who booked 29 nights or more (Monthly rate), the nights from your Check-In date to the end of that month is due on your Check-In Date. Then subsequent monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month by 5:00 p.m. EST until your Account Balance is zero (paid in full). (For Current New College Residents, your Check-In Date is considered to be April 29, 2023). To see what is due on your Check-In Date for monthly rate stays, see this Monthly.pdf file and first go to your Category coloured column (i.e. Current New College Resident (green) OR Student (blue) OR Non-student (orange)) and then go down to your Check-In Date and beside it you will find what is due on your Check-In Date. On this sheet, further down, you can also see what you will then need to pay on June 1 (again go to your category coloured column and June 1) OR just pay your Account Balance if it less and repeat this each month until your Account Balance is zero (paid in full).Yes, however, you will be charged the monthly daily rate. You would pay the number of nights to the end of the first month on arrival (at the monthly daily rate) and then you would pay your subsequent rent on the 1st of each month until your balance is settled.
If you are staying 28 nights or under, accommodation tax of 13% will be charged. There is no accommodation tax if you are staying 29 nights or more.
The double room daily rates listed on the website are for the double room (which have two single beds in it). You will have to divide this by two if you want the per person rate. Please note that we do not arrange roommates for double rooms. There is a maximum of 2 people for a double room.
The Wilson Hall Front Desk at 40 Willcocks Street (where everyone checks-in) is open 23 hours everyday! It will be closed each day from 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. and during emergencies. The front entrance is locked each night at 10 p.m. however, there is a buzzer on the outside and once you identify yourself, the Front Desk staff will let you in. If you are arriving between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., you can call the Wilson Hall Front Desk (416-978-8877) to let them know that you will be arriving between 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. to make arrangements and to ensure that staff will be waiting for you when you arrive.
We provide a towel on arrival but if staying longer than a couple nights, you should bring your own towels. Remember there is no daily maid service provided, however, there are coin-operated laundry facilities on each floor. You will need to bring your own kitchen utensils (i.e. pots. pans, cutlery etc.) if you plan on using the kitchen facilities on each floor. An alarm clock may be useful as well.
All of our residences have compliemntary WI-FI!
WIRED internet access available only for active UofT students with UTORID. You will need to bring your own ethernet chord to “plug” in or you can purchase one at the front desk for $10. Please ensure that you have updated virus programs and software on your computer or laptop. We also have a computer lab in the New College Library which may be used for a small fee. We will do our best to provide technical help during regular work hours during the week only.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide on-demand tech support or 24-hour tech support or weekend support.
Our Wilson Hall Residence Front Desk (at 40 Willcocks Street) will be used for all Check-Ins and will be open 23 hours. This desk will be closed for one hour in the middle of the night for a meal break from 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m..
Check-in time is ANYTIME AFTER 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is ANYTIME BEFORE 11:00 a.m. All residences are within walking distance to each other.
We have a luggage room if you arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m. OR in order to meet the check-out time of 11:00 a.m.
We require seven nights’ advance notice in writing from your new departure date. Your stay will be then be re-calculated. If the total number of nights after re-calculation is less than 29 nights, your occupancy rate will be re-calculated to the weekly daily rate and the appropriate refund will be given. If the total number of nights after re-calculation is greater than 29 nights, the occupancy rate will be re-calculated to the monthly daily rate and the appropriate refund will be given.
To avoid additional fees after paying the non-refundable deposit, please send us something in writing (by email/mail or fax), stating your name, date of original reservation, and how the reservation was made (i.e. phone/fax/other website), and we will cancel your reservation.
Unfortunately, the deposit is non-refundable, as stated when reserving your room.
The non-refundable deposit is subtracted from your total amount owing balance. It is not an additional fee.
There is no free or reserved parking on campus. There are Pay parking lots in the area and there are many University of Toronto pay parking lots across campus. The closest to pay parking lot to New College is at Harbord St. and Spadina Ave (in the lower level of the Graduate House). Enter from Harbord Street. The address is 42 Harbord Street (the alley behind Graduate House). You will pay the meter for as long as you need. PLEASE NOTE FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING: on the meter, you will need to keep hitting the button on the machine a number of times until it reaches the daily limit. For example, if you enter the lot after 4 p.m., and you hit the button only once to overnight max it will show you as covered until 6 a.m. You need to hit the button a couple more times to hit the daily max and it should then cover you until 10 pm the next day. It will cost $10 (from 4 pm to 6 am) and $18 (from 6 am to 10 pm) so about $28 total for overnight parking. For the most updated rates and information, please visit the University of Toronto Parking website at http://transportation.utoronto.ca/parking/rates/ or call 416-978-7275. If you only need a few hours of parking, there are also city pay parking meters around the area which have restricted time periods and times are posted on the meters where you pay for your ticket. Note: New College is not responsible for parking tickets!
Unfortunately, full-time University of Toronto students are contracted in Residence until April 29, 2023. Although some leave earlier, it is University of Toronto policy that no one is allowed in the Residence until the end of exams/assignments on April 29, 2023. The cleaning staff then have a few days to clean many of the rooms in the Residence, making May 5th the earliest day of arrival for long-term bookings (those wanting to book a month or more) and May 8th for short-term bookings (those wanting to stay less than a month). You may want to check in anytime after 5 p.m. on these days as it will extremely busy.
The last day of the summer session is August 26 and everyone must check-out before 11:00 am on this day. The only residents who may be allowed to stay past this date (additional charges will apply) are registered full-time University of Toronto students who have been approved by the Office of Residence and Student Life (ORSL) at New College.