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Welcome!

We believe residence is an important part of the university experience and we’re excited to be welcoming you to our community this year.

Explore the Neighbourhood

The Chelsea Hotel is conveniently located at Downtown Toronto.

Meet the Team

Get to know your residence staff.

Meal Plans

Learn more about food options for when you are on campus.

Residence Services & Amenities

Wifi, laundry, common spaces and more.

FAQ

All you need to know about your residence.

Important Documents

Read the Community Standards and Occupational Agreement.


Explore the Neighbourhood

The Chelsea Hotel is located at 33 Gerrard St. West, Toronto.

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Located in downtown Toronto, the Chelsea Residence is steps away from Yonge Dundas Square (reminiscent of New York’s Times Square), the Eaton Centre (Toronto’s premier shopping centre, with more than 230 retailers, restaurants and services), University Avenue (home to four of the University Health Network hospitals, including Princess Margaret and Toronto Western), College Subway Station (located on the Yonge-University subway line), City Hall, and Nathan Phillips Square (with the famous TORONTO sign).


Commuting to Campus

You can walk, bike, or take public transit (TTC) when travelling to and from campus, or around the city of Toronto. Access to the TTC is close by. The College Street subway station and 24-hour College streetcar are one block north. There is also a bus that runs along Bay Street, just west of the hotel. 

Chelsea Residence is a 15-20 minute walk from campus. However, commute times will vary depending on weather and where a student’s classes are located. 

Many students utilize a bicycle for faster travel. There are dedicated bike lanes running along the routes to Campus. You may want to consider a public bike share program, such as Bike Share Toronto. A Bikeshare bike stand is located just opposite the Chelsea. The hotel also has a limited number of interior bike lock stations.


Meet the Team

Residence staff provides students with a safe, diverse, vibrant, and cooperative community that is conducive to academic success and personal development. These staff members help to build a sense of community between students, host social events and plan outings. The residence dons are supervised by two Residence Life Coordinators and an Assistant Dean, Residence Life who will all be living on site. 

Alex Jamieson

Alex Jamieson

Residence Life Coordinator

Paige Julian

Paige Julian

Residence Life Coordinator

Sean Park

Assistant Dean

Assistant Dean, Residence Life

Emily Harrison

Emily

Admissions and Programming Coordinator

Manda Craig

Manda

Residence Services and Communications Assistant


Fees

Single Room
with Ensuite Washroom

Due at time of offer acceptance: $2,000

1st installment due September 30, 2021: $4,875

2nd installment due November 30, 2021: $6,875

Total Cost $13,750

for the academic year

$6,875 per term

Double Room
with Shared Ensuite Washroom

Due at time of offer acceptance: $2,000

1st installment due September 30, 2021: $3,182.50

2nd installment due November 30, 2021: $5,182.50

Total Cost $10,365

for the academic year

$5,182.5 per term

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

 


Security and Safety

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. Floors 4-7: 437-991-8178 and Floors 8 and above: 437-991-3595


Occupancy Agreement & Community Standards

2021-2022 Chelsea Hotel Residence Occupancy Agreement

These contract agreements contain provisions which create obligations for you and impose financial and other responsibilities should you fail to meet your commitment. Please review your respective agreement carefully

2021-2022 Chelsea Hotel Residence Community Standards

These documents contain provisions which create obligations for you and impose financial and other responsibilities should you fail to meet your commitment. Please review your respective agreement carefully

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please review the website then contact us at info.chelsea@utoronto.ca or by calling the Chelsea Hotel at 416-595-1975 and requesting to be connected to the Gerrard Room where the Residence Life Office is located.

We appreciate your patience as we get to your inquiries. Please limit any in-person visits to the Residence Life Office where possible. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm and is closed mid-day from 12 pm-1 pm. We are located within the Chelsea Hotel, directly across from the Gerrard St. entrance of the hotel.