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Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, and a short walk from the St. George campus, Chestnut Residence is home to over 1100 students from all University of Toronto faculties and colleges. We offer spacious rooms, high quality meals, and a vibrant residence life program.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CHESTNUT

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Why Chestnut Residence

Spacious rooms, high quality meals, and a vibrant residence life program. Located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, Chestnut Residence is a great place to call home!

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Hotel-Style Rooms


Living at chestnut

Residence life


Please note: This video was filmed in 2018, and although the general look and feel of Chestnut Residence remains the same, some of the services and amenities referenced may have changed (For example: residence meal plan options).

For the most up-to-date information for the current academic year, you are encouraged to review the relevant sections across our website. 

Our Amenities

Our building has amazing amenities.

Current Residents

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Spaces

Returning Residents Applications

A Diverse community

Who lives at Chestnut?

Chestnut Residence is home to nearly 1150 students from all University of Toronto faculties and colleges.

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75% first year students

Making it an excellent place to make new friends during your first year of your undergraduate career.

International students

We house the highest number of international students across the University.

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Engineering students

We house the highest number of Engineering Students across the University.

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Your Safety. Our Priority.

The entire University community is focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment on our campuses, preserving your educational experience, and communicating any updates and new information. Below is information for U of T students regarding the University’s responses and actions related to COVID-19.

For the most up-to-date information on vaccine requirements, please refer to the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students website.

Following guidance from Public Health, we will continue to assess the reopening and necessary closure of our amenities spaces on a rolling basis, including, but not limited to our study rooms, music rooms, lounge spaces, wellness room, gym and fitness studio.

PLEASE BE SURE TO ADHERE TO THE POSTED SIGNAGE WITHIN EACH AMENITY SPACE WHICH WILL INDICATE THE CURRENT CLOSURE/OPENING, CAPACITY LIMITS, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS WHEN UTILIZING THE SPACE. 

We will actively work to announce the opening/closure/restrictions to residents via email, newsletter, and our social media accounts.

If you are unsure as to the current status, please email us at chestnut.residence@utoronto.ca

We are working to keep our website updated as much as possible, however, additional information related to COVID-19 and residence can be found on the following sites:

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Land Acknowledgment

We wish to acknowledge this land on which Chestnut Residence and the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.