Chelsea Student Residence at U of T

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About Chelsea Residence

Have a question? Email us at info.chelsea@utoronto.ca

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All the info about Moving-In, directions, community standards and more.

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Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Fees

All rooms include ensuite washroom. Meal plans, available via the hotel and/or U of T Food Services, are optional and not included in the room rates. 

single room

  • Due at time of offer acceptance: $2000
  • 1st installment due September 30: $5900
  • 2nd installment due November 30: $8850

Total: $16,750

per academic year

double room

  • Due at time of offer acceptance: $2000
  • 1st installment due September 30: $4200
  • 2nd installment due November 30: $6522

Total: $12,722

per academic year


Meal Plans

Please refer to the meals options below – one which is available via U of T Food Services and the other offered by the Chelsea Hotel. Note: Students are able to purchase both plans if they wish.

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U of T Commuter Plans

U of T Food Services offers Commuter meal plans which can be purchased by students living off-campus, commuter students, or students who don’t have a dining hall in their residence and wish to dine at New College or Chestnut Dining Halls. Commuter Meal Plans are helpful for students who may spend a large portion of their time on campus and want to eat between classes.

Recommended Option: The Chestnut Dining Hall is located 650 meters from Chelsea Residence and their hours of operation can be found at https://chestnut.utoronto.ca/about/dining-hall-meal-plans-food/. By purchasing a Commuter meal plan, you would be able to access this dining hall for all meal periods

Commuter meal plans are declining balance meal plans. This means that your residence dollars are loaded onto your TCard at the beginning of the year, and, as with a debit account, residence dollars in your meal plan account are deducted when you make your food purchases. You’ll have the freedom to choose the items you’d like to eat from a variety of locations across campus allowing you to be able to fully utilize your plan by deciding how and when to you use your plan as it suits you.

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If you have questions about this meal plan option, please call the U of T Food Services team at 416-978-1309 or they can be emailed at mealplan@utoronto.ca

Chelsea Hotel Meals Option

For students wishing to arrange a meal plan directly at the Chelsea, the Chelsea Food & Beverage Team can offer for them to fill out an online form which will direct them to a site where they can add a credit card to their room with a credit card authorization form. From there, the billing can work in 2 ways:

  1. Weekly charges – Any charges through the hotel restaurants will be put through as a room charge and the credit card will be billed out weekly.
  2. Preset spending limit – If a student wishes to have a preselected value prepaid and not charged weekly, they can do so by indicating that amount while filling out the credit card authorization form. This prepaid amount would be debited as purchases are made until the funds are depleted.

For U of T students, a 20% discount off the menu prices at the sites below will be applied to your meals provided you show proof of enrollment (student ID for example).

For more information on these options, please contact james.cushinan@chelseatoronto.com.

Market Garden

Breakfast 6:00am – 11:00am I Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm I Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Starting with our deluxe breakfast buffet our culinary team has a little bit of everything for everyone. Lunch and dinner items are made fresh to order and has everything from our tandoori chicken to prime rib burgers. Heart warming classics to appease any diet and feel at home in Market Garden.

Expresso – Grab & Go

Open 6:00am – 10:00pm

Fast casual option for quick service items from our expresso bar ranging from hot and cold beverages to breakfast sandwiches and gelato.

Tbar – Meal Service Operating Hours

Breakfast 7:00am – 10:30am I Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Taking a spin on some classic presentations, the T|bar menu will take your palate on a journey around the world. From breakfast to dinner our culinary team will have your taste buds dancing.

 

Chestnut Residence Dining Hall – 89 Chestnut Street

Students will be asked by staff at the security desk to show a keycard. Students will be able to access the dining hall – they should have the Commuter Plan purchased directly from Food Services.

New College Dining Hall – 40 Willcocks Street

Students can access the dining hall by going to the 40 Willcocks Street or 21 Classic Avenue (accessible) entrance.

Information on the dining halls and their hours can be found at: https://foodservices.utoronto.ca/where-to-eat/.

For students wishing to arrange a meal plan directly at the Chelsea, the Chelsea Food & Beverage Team can offer for them to fill out an online form which will direct them to a site where they can add a credit card to their room with a credit card authorization form. From there, the billing can work in 2 ways:

  1. Weekly charges – Any charges through the hotel restaurants will be put through as a room charge and the credit card will be billed out weekly.
  2. Preset spending limit – If a student wishes to have a preselected value prepaid and not charged weekly, they can do so by indicating that amount while filling out the credit card authorization form. This prepaid amount would be debited as purchases are made until the funds are depleted.

For U of T students, a 20% discount off the menu prices at the Market Garden, Expresso, and Tbar will be applied to your meals provided you show proof of enrollment (student ID for example).

For more information on these options, please contact james.cushinan@chelseatoronto.com.

Pricing for meals vary from the different restaurants in the hotel and 20% off will be applied to any UofT student staying with us provided they show proof they are enrolled with UofT (student ID for example).

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Residence Services & Amenities

Laundry

Card operated laundry machines are available at the Chelsea in the Seymour Room on the 2nd floor. Irons and ironing boards will be available for your use in your room.   

The Chelsea off property laundry service has offered to do student laundry at a cost of $30 plus HST per laundry bag that is in the Hotel guest rooms. If it is dropped off by 9 am at the concierge desk it will be returned by 6 pm the following day. 

cleaning

  • Students will be responsible for cleaning their own rooms.
  • The hotel housekeeping team will do a weekly cleaning (a day will be specified for each floor) that is a general cleaning of the room.
  • New linen will be provided once a week. 

maintenance

For any maintenance issues with the room, dial “0” on the hotel phone to be connected to the operator.

Guest Registration

Guests are welcomed to the Chelsea Residence!

Please make sure to fill out a guest registration for each person visiting you by clicking here: https://forms.office.com/r/VVkr7fwj9d or scanning the QR code.

Guests are only allowed to stay a maximum of 3 consecutive nights. If your guest is planning to stay longer than 3 consecutive nights, please send an email request to info.chelsea@utoronto.ca. You will need to state the reason for your guest’s long stay and CC your roommate into the email. Acceptance is based on RLO approval.

common spaces

There will be a common room available for students’ exclusive use for study and other activities – Stevenson Room on the 2nd floor. The Chelsea Hotel also has a large outdoor patio that is available to all hotel guests.

A microwave will be provided in the common room for student use.

Mail, Packages & Deliveries

All packages and mail will be stored in the Seymour Room for students to pick up. Students can make arrangements to do so through the front desk.

Please Note: To continue to ensure safety for all building occupants, Food delivery drivers are not permitted beyond the lobby, therefore students must come down to pick-up their deliveries.

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Internet and Wifi

If you are experiencing any network issues, please contact the AllBridge Help Desk line at 1-866-368-6310 or 1-877-282-2519 as well via email at internetsupport@allbridge.com.

Both phone and email are monitored by the network support team 24/7.

1. Click on the wireless network icon on your laptop, tablet or Smartphone to see the list of available networks.

2. Click on the CHELSEA_GUEST wireless network, and then click the CONNECT button to connect.

Note: For those who are using the wireless network, you should please authenticate to the network using SSID: Chelsea_Guest and no other SSIDs.

1. On the same faceplate that your phone line is connected (in the wall). You would need to connect your Ethernet hardwired to the jack beside the phone line.

2. Once connected, open your web browser, type-in www.chelseatoronto.com, and press enter.

Cisco LRE option.

1. As an option, you would be able to use a reliable Ethernet connection, with a Cisco LRE device that is sitting on your desk able to connect to it using an Ethernet cable as well.

2. Once connected, it might take a minute, open your web browser, type-in www.chelseatoronto.com, and press enter.

Kindly note that you may have to go through these steps once every 5 days. If you have trouble connecting to the network, call the ALLBRIDGE GUEST SUPPORT LINE at 1-877-282-2519.

Safety and Security

The Chelsea Hotel is located on Gerrard Street West close to the intersection of Bay and Gerrard Streets. The University is reserving students-only full floors. Its Front Desk is open and staffed 24 hours and there is an on-site security team 24 hours a day. U of T Campus Safety will also attend if necessary. Students in the hotel can also utilize Campus Safety Services, who work in partnership with the University and community. 

Additionally, the University of Toronto TravelSafer program provides safe escorts to and from any building on the St. George Campus, including the Chelsea Hotel. TravelSafer is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year from dusk till dawn. Call 416-978-SAFE (7233) any time to arrange for patrollers to come to your location during service hours. It is also possible to arrange for regular walks with the same pick-up location and time each week. 

Students will be required to wear University designated lanyards at all times when on student-only floors to help security staff identify them.

Campus Safety will be patrolling student floors 24/7.  

The Residence Life Team at the hotel are also available to assist with any noise disturbances, student concerns, and any emergency situations that may arise. There is a Don-On-Duty available to help you with any emergency situation when your own Don is unavailable after hours. Don’t hesitate to call the Don-on-Duty as they are there for you and want to make sure you’re safe and comfortable in residence. Please notify the Don-On-Duty if you’ve called 911 for any reason. The Don-on-Duty also does rounds of their area during quiet hours to ensure community members are following the guidelines set out in the Residence Community Standards.

Contact information coming soon

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Contact us

We appreciate your patience as we get to your inquiries. We are working hard to prepare the residence spaces and look forward to welcoming students in September!

We ask that parents and students refrain from visiting the hotel until move-in day, as we are not offering tours. Email is the best way to contact us for the moment.

We are also preparing to have an on-site office space and will communicate the details to students once that is set up in early September.

If you have any questions, please review the website then contact us