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All students moving into residence will be required to have their first dose of a vaccine prior to their move-in date. We recommend that students obtain their first dose at least 14 days prior to moving into residence. 

Students in Ontario, including international students, looking to book a vaccination appointment should visit the Government of Ontario website to get started.

Any students in residence who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.

Students in residence who cannot get vaccinated before moving in will have two weeks following their move-in date to get vaccinated. Students who are not fully vaccinated may be subject to additional public health restrictions.  

The University will support students and will facilitate vaccines for students who require first and second doses.  

Students arriving from outside Canada may also be required to meet government quarantine requirements before moving into residence. Please refer to the U of T Quarantine Guide for Students.  

More information about the vaccine requirement is available in the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Office of the Vice Provost, Students website.

A reminder that your vaccination documentation should be uploaded to the system as soon as possible. The documentation needs to include your name, date of birth, vaccine type (please refer to list below), and dates administered.

If you have not received your first or second dose, please upload your documents as soon as they are available. Having this information early will allow us to determine the public health measures required for your situation. If possible, we strongly encourage you to be fully vaccinated prior to your move-in date.

Students in residence who are not fully vaccinated prior to move-in day will be required to follow appropriate public health measures including COVID rapid screening tests and daily self-assessments. Information regarding the rapid screening program will be available closer to your move-in date.

As a reminder, if you are unable to be vaccinated prior to move-in, you will have 14 days from your move-in date to receive the first dose of your vaccination.

Information on how to book a vaccine in Ontario is available here.

Health Canada Approved Vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

WHO Approved Vaccines:

  • Sinopharm (BIBP)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac)

How to submit your COVID-19 vaccination details

When you login to StarRez, you will see a new tab entitled “Vaccinations.”

  • In this section, you will be asked a series of questions and will be directed to a protected website to upload your supporting documentation.
  • If your vaccination documentation is in another language, please provide an English translation and upload both the original and translated documents.
  • If your 2nd vaccination receipt shows both vaccines (type of vaccine and dates administered), you do not need to upload both receipts.
  • If your vaccination receipt does not have the full information regarding both vaccines, upload both receipts. Students from Ontario only need to upload their second vaccine receipt indicating that they have received 2 valid doses.
  • If you received a Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only one receipt is required.
  • Once you have uploaded your documents, you will receive a confirmation of upload.
  • We will review the documentation and confirm in StarRez when your vaccination information has been verified.

Exemption from the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Students who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an exemption. If you are seeking an exemption, you must complete the questions in StarRez under the Vaccinations tab. At that point, you will be able to download the appropriate exemption form from the system. Complete this form with the required information and signatures and upload the documentation to the secure portal. Exemption forms must be submitted by Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

For more information on vaccinations in Canada, you may refer to the videos on COVID-19 vaccines and This Is Our Shot.

Depending on your country of origin and whether or not you are fully vaccinated, you may be required to quarantine upon arrival. The Government of Canada has outlined the requirements for Quarantine for Travelers to Canada – please be sure to review these requirements as they continue to change and develop over the summer and fall months.

The University’s Quarantine Accommodation program is available to support students’ arrival to Canada.

Students who are required to quarantine can register for one of two programs offered: either the Full program or the At Home program. Please refer to the Quarantine Guide for detailed information about both programs and for a step-by-step breakdown of the quarantine process.

IMPORTANT: Students cannot quarantine in residence – The Quarantine Act does not permit quarantines to take place in group living environments.

For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students website.

Are you feeling sick? Have you been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19?

The University of Toronto, in partnership with Thrive Health, has launched the UCheck self-assessment web portal to support the health & safety of the entire U of T community. Students living in residence are asked to generate a COVID-19 risk status daily by completing a quick and thorough self-assessment. UCheck allows students to complete a symptom check survey and generates a “green status”  if you are safe to attend campus or a “red status” if you may not be safe to attend campus.

IMPORTANT: If you receive a red status result from the assessment, we recommend that you follow the instructions given in the assessment tool and also contact us at info.chelsea@utoronto.ca to let us know.


ALL students who are feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are asked to self-report and self-isolate!
  • You should also record your absence through ACORNPlease remember that no student is required to have a doctor’s note or medical certificate for cold or flu-related absences or for self-isolation. To receive academic consideration, students need to record all cold or flu-related absences or absences for self-isolation through ACORN. Some Faculties have alternate or supplementary requirements when reporting absences, so please contact your Registrar’s Office if you have questions. Student absences for other illnesses or reasons should continue to be documented through the Verification of Illness (VOI) form and normal Faculty processes.

For those who are not required to quarantine or have already completed their quarantine: 

  • The University of Toronto, in partnership with Thrive Health, has launched the UCheck self-assessment web portal to support the health & safety of the entire U of T community.
  • Prior to moving into residence, and daily following move in, we ask that you generate a COVID-19 risk status by completing a quick and thorough self-assessment. UCheck allows students to complete a symptom check survey and generates a “green status” if you are safe to attend campus or a “red status” if you may not be safe to attend campus.
  • We ask that you only come to residence if you receive a green status. If you receive a red status result from the assessment, we recommend that you not come to residence, follow the instructions given in the assessment tool and contact us at info.chelsea@utoronto.ca to let us know.
  • Additionally, please be reminded that one of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect yourself and the community, is through proper and regular hand-washing.

The move-in period for students at the Chelsea will take place between September 1st and 6th, 2021.

Residence and hotel staff will be available to help you and to answer questions. 

Move-in Time Slots
 

The fall 2021-22 official move-in period is September 1 to September 6, 8am-9pm daily

You will be required to register for a move-in time slot. This will allow for ample physical distancing to ensure a safe and seamless move-in for all residents.  You will receive an email with information regarding registering for a time slot.

Once you have selected your time slot, we ask that you please stick to it to ensure a smooth move-in process. However, we understand that emergencies and unavoidable circumstances may arise preventing you from arriving as scheduled. Should you be unable to arrive as scheduled you will have the ability to cancel and reschedule your time slot online.  However, please note that if you need to reschedule to a time that is less than 48 hours prior to your arrival, you will need to contact us to let us know: info.chelsea@utoronto.ca.

To help facilitate physical distancing throughout move-in, we have limited the number of on-site staff. However, rest assured staff and supports are still in place to ensure a safe and efficient move-in. There will be signage posted throughout the building to also assist in directing the move-in process; please ensure you review and adhere to the notices posted. If you require assistance or have any questions, please ask a Chelsea Residence Staff Member or a Chelsea Front Desk Attendant.

Can I bring my family to help me move?
 

We currently are not permitting any guests, however, you will be permitted to have up to two (2) individuals assist you as move-in helpers while moving into residencePrior to arrival, these individuals must also complete the Ontario Government’s provincial COVID-19 Assessment and are only permitted to come to residence if the result of their assessment indicates that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

You and your move-in helpers must all wear masks while you are in all common-use indoor spaces on the U of T campus, including hallways, stairwells, washrooms, and the dining hall. For more information please see the Policy on Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings approved by the University of Toronto’s Governing Council on August 10, 2020.

Anyone who has been outside of Canada within the past 14 days (unless you are exempted from federal quarantine requirements), or is experiencing symptoms of illness or has been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days should not come to campus. If needed, we can accommodate a later move-in date for you.

Not able to move-in between Sept 1-6, 8am - 9pm?
  • Please visit the Front Desk (open 24/7) to check in. 
  • Late Arrivals: All residents must occupy their rooms by midnight on September 12, 2021, in order to avoid forfeiture of the room assignment. If a resident does not pick up their keys and occupy their room by midnight on September 12, 2021 it will be assumed that the resident is cancelling their space in residence. Their reservation, occupancy agreement, and deposit are automatically forfeited and cancelled, and the University may license the Room to another resident forthwith without notice. If you are experiencing circumstances that are unavoidable and are requesting special consideration to arrive late, please contact info.chelsea@utoronto.ca as soon as possible, outlining the details of your situation.
  • If you are arriving after September 6, please complete and submit the Late Arrival Form: Microsoft Forms. Please note that fees will not be reduced or adjusted as a result of late arrival. 
Dropping Off vs. Parking

If someone is dropping you off, please access the Chelsea from the Gerrard Street entrance. Do not go to the Bay Street entrance. You will be able to unload your belongings at the Gerrard Street entrance and then the car will need to immediately leave. Underground parking is available at the hotel.

Please note the parking information outlined below is for arrivals between September 1 to September 6 only.

  • Paid parking will be available to students and their helpers during the official move-in days (Sept 1-6) at 50% off the regular daily rate ($25) for $12.50/day.
  • Parking does include in and out privileges
  • After retrieving the parking pass as you enter the garage, guests can go to the front desk to get a stamp to indicate the discounted rate
Step-by-Step Move-in Instructions

The steps outlined below are for arrivals between September 1 – September 6, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM only. For those moving in after September 6, please visit the Front Desk upon arrival to check-in.

  1. Arrive at the Chelsea Gerrard Street entrance on the date and time of your registered move-in time slot. It is extremely important that you arrive during your booked time slot. You can cancel and reschedule your time slot online through StarPortalhowever, please note that if you need to reschedule to a time that is less than 48 hours prior to your arrival, you will need to contact us to let us know: info.chelsea@utoronto.ca.
  2. You can unload your vehicle at the Gerrard Street entrance, then the vehicle must be immediately relocated. Parking is available onsite. We strongly recommend that you and/or one of your helpers remain with your belongings while someone parks your vehicle. Do not leave your belongings unattended.
  3. If you are driving, there is paid parking onsite for a discounted rate of $12.50/day (includes in and out privileges).
  4. There will be 20 carts available in the lobby of Chelsea along with disinfectant wipes. You are welcome to use these carts to assist in moving your belongings. Please ensure you wipe down the carts when you receive them and when you return them.
  5. Once inside the lobby, please report to the Front Desk to check-in and receive your room key card. Please then join the line for the elevator and ensure you respect social distancing, only enter the elevators with your family/friends/helpers while moving your belongings. If you are moving by yourself, without a friend or family member to help you move, you can leave your belongings in the lobby while you move what you are able to carry up to your room. Please notify the Front Desk that you will be doing this.
  6. Connect to the Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi access is direct connection to “Chelsea_Guest” (residents) or “Chelsea_Public” (visitors)
  7. Say goodbye to family/helpers. Once you have moved in all of your items, we kindly ask that you say farewell to your family/helpers as quickly as possible in order to adhere to your move-in time slot and allow space for other residents to safely move-in.
Move-in Wi-Fi Information

Wi-Fi access is direct connection to "Chelsea_Guest" (residents) or "Chelsea_Public" (visitors).

 

In order to expedite your move-in and do to limited storage space within your room, we ask that you make every attempt to limit the amount of items you bring with you and ask that you consider only the essential items you’ll need over the course of the academic year. Storage for luggage and other items not needed regularly will be provided in a secure location in the hotel. 
What is Provided

Students in both single and double-occupancy rooms will each have a double-sized bed.

Additionally, the following items are provided by the hotel: 

  • Bed and bathroom linen 
  • Kettle 
  • Ironing board and iron 
  • Desk, chair, dresser and lamp 

Don’t Forget to Bring:
 

  • Clothes 
  • Toiletries 
  • Laundry detergent 
  • Your computer 
  • Books 
You Might Also Want to Bring:
  • A small/mini fridge for your room (max. 1 metre in height); many students rent mini fridges from Store Your Dorm
    • As part of the application, you will be asked if you would like to bring a mini fridge and share it with your roommate (if in a double room).
  • Ear plugs or eye masks for sleeping 
  • Semi-formal wear 
  • Winter clothing 
What NOT to Bring:

Do NOT bring your own furniture or mattress (e.g., bed, bookcase) as there is no space in the rooms for this and we do not have storage space for excess furniture.  If you have medical or accessibility-related needs requiring your own furniture or devices, this must be approved by the Dean of Residence’s office prior to move in and will require medical documentation. 

Additionally, the following items are NOT permitted within hotel rooms:   

  • Hot plates
  • Rice cookers / Instant Pots / Slow cookers
  • Halogen lamps 
  • Toasters/Toaster ovens 
  • Electric heaters  
  • Microwave 
  • Pets (If you have a service animal, please contact info.chelsea@utoronto.ca) 

There is limited storage space in each room, so please bring along essential items only.

BY CAR
  • From the East:
    • Follow the 401 W onto the 401 Express. 
    • Take the 404/Don Valley Parkway (DVP) exit towards downtown. 
    • Merge onto the DVP South. 
    • Take the exit toward Richmond St. downtown. 
    • On Richmond St., turn right onto University Ave. 
    • Follow University Ave. north to Gerrard St. 
    • Turn right onto Gerrard St.
    • Follow Gerrard St. to 33 Gerrard St. W
    • Chelsea Residence will be on your immediate right (south side of the street).
  • From the West:
    • Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to the Gardiner Expressway. 
    • Take the Bay St./York St. exit toward Yonge St. 
    • Keep right and follow the signs for York St. N. 
    • Merge onto York St. (York St. will become University Ave.) 
    • Follow University Ave. north to Gerrard St. 
    • Turn right onto Gerrard St.
    • Follow Gerrard St. to 33 Gerrard St. W
    • Chelsea Residence will be on your immediate right (south side of the street).

PARKING

Details coming soon!

BY TRAIN OR BUS
If travelling to Chelsea Residence via train or GO bus, your final destination will be Union Station. 

  • Transportation options from Union Station include TTC, taxis, or Uber

BY AIR

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. Bikeshare bike stand is location just opposite the Chelsea. The hotel also has a limited number of interior bike lock stations. 

Area map

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, some attractions and retail stores may be closed or have reduced hours and services. Learn about Toronto’s current health situation, how you can stop the spread and actions Toronto is taking to reopen, recover and rebuild. 

Chelsea Residence is steps away from: 

  • Yonge Dundas Square (reminiscent of New York’s Times Square with myriad billboards- the lights and colours showcase the excitement of our downtown core) 
  • Eaton Centre (Toronto’s premier shopping centre, with more than 230 retailers, restaurants and services) 
  • City Hall the Nathan Phillips Square (with the famous TORONTO sign) 
  • 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)

Home & Hardware
 

 

Pharmacies
 

 

Office Supplies
 

  • Staples – 375 University Ave.
  • Dollarama  – 10 Dundas St. E & 777 Bay St.

 

Groceries
 

 

Technology
 

 

Shopping Centres
 

 

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
Floors 8 and above: 437-991-3595

Residence staff provide 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 onsite. 


Residence Life Team

Residence Life Coordinators: Alex Jamieson and Paige Julian

Assistant Dean, Residence Life: Sean Park

Admissions and Programming Coordinator: Emily Harrison

Project Assistant: Elvin Kaunda


2021-22 Don Team

Details coming soon!

Internet and Wi-Fi
 

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.

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THE CHELSEA WIRELESS NETWORK For North and South tower residents

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.

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THE CHELSEA (Hard-Wired Connection) NETWORK Only for the North Tower – Rooms from 4th to 9th floor

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.

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THE CHELSEA (Hard-Wired Connection) NETWORK Only for the North Tower – Rooms from 10th to 24th floor. 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.

 

 

Laundry
 

Coin laundry machines are available at the Chelsea. These machines are shared with hotel guests. Irons and ironing boards will be available for your use in your room.   

There are two coin operated washers and dryers on the second floor men’s and ladies’ washrooms.  The cost is $3.00 for wash and $3.00 for dry. Loonies and Toonies only and soap is available at $1.15.   

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.
  • Garbage and recycling bins will be available at the end of each hallway for students to use and will be picked up daily. 
  • Students can contact the front desk to request to have their rooms vacuumed, as needed.
  • 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.

 

Common Spaces
 

There will be several common rooms available for students’ exclusive use for study and other activities. The Chelsea Hotel also has a large outdoor patio that is available to all hotel guests.

A microwave will be provided in one of the common rooms for student use.

 

Mail, Packages & Deliveries
 

All packages and mail will be stored in the Gerrard 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.

 

During your stay at Chelsea Hotel, you can purchase University of Toronto Food Services Commuter Meal Plan, which provides plenty of food options for when you are on campus, and/or an optional meal plan at the hotel cafeteria.  


Commuter meal plans are voluntary and 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.

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. All plans come with TBucks** which can be used to buy taxable pre-packaged food items like bags of chips and candy bars. TBucks can also be used for textbooks or for printing and photocopying on campus. All plans allow you to purchase food and beverage items from the Chestnut Dining Hall, New College Dining Hall and select U of T Food Services retail outlets across campus.

For more information about Commuter Meal Plans, including fees and how to register, visit: https://foodservices.utoronto.ca/meal-plans/commuter-plan/

How to Access Chestnut & New College Dining Halls

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

Students can go to the 40 Willcocks entrance and push the buzzer. The front desk supervisor is aware that Chelsea residents can access the facility. Students are asked to identify who they are (Chelsea resident) and they will be buzzed in. After Sept. 9th, the doors to the dining hall will be open so you will be able to walk in.

 


 

The Chelsea Hotel will offer two optional meal programs. To register for a hotel meal plan, students can visit http://www.chelseatoronto.com/en/hotel/meal-plan

Once the form is submitted you will receive an email from Chelsea Hotel, Toronto titled “Student Meal Plan Payment Options” which will have a secure link to submit plan payments.

We suggest all plans are selected prior to Tuesday August 24th to ensure they are processed prior to your arrival. Failure to register by this date may result in delayed access to meal plan funds (approx. 48 hours or two business days).

Meal Plan #1: Single Plan
Suggested for the student looking to enjoy one meal per day at the hotel. $1695.00 per semester

Meal Plan #2: Flexible Meal Plan
Suggested for students looking to enjoy a larger portion of their meals at the hotel. $4000.00 per semester

The Chelsea Hotel meal program will be a declining balance account placed onto the student’s room account with the hotel (not on ACORN) which the student can spend against over the course of the semester. This means that your funds are loaded onto your hotel room account at the beginning of the semester, and as with a debit account, account funds are deducted when you make your food purchases in our Market Garden Restaurant and Espresso Counter. You’ll have the freedom to choose the items you’d like to eat and when you would like to enjoy them. All students registered in the hotel will receive a 20% discount off restaurant retail pricing in the Market Garden and Espresso. The discount will only apply to food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Sample Meals Price Ranges:

  • Breakfast: $6.00 – $15.95
  • Lunch: $8.00 - $16.95
  • Dinner: $8.00 - $16.95

The Hotel Restaurant Market Garden hours:

  • Breakfast – 7:00 am – 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch – 11:30 am – 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner – 5:00 pm – 9:00 p.m.

Market Garden is open 365 days a year so meals can be accommodated on all holidays or university break periods.

Single Room with Ensuite Washroom

Total Cost $13,750 for the academic year ($6,875 per term)

  • Due at time of offer acceptance: $2,000
  • 1st installment due September 30, 2021: $4,875
  • 2nd installment due November 30, 2021: $6,875

 

Double Room with Shared Ensuite Washroom

Total Cost $10,365 for the academic year ($5,182.50 per term)

  • 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

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

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 Occupancy Agreement

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.

2021-2022 Chelsea Hotel Residence Community Standards

Can I move in early?
 

The University has reserved space for students starting Sunday September 1st. If you require accommodation earlier, you will need to make separate arrangements with the Chelsea Hotel and cover the costs yourself. If no spaces are available when you require it, you can consult Housing Services’ Temporary Accommodation list for other options.

 

Can my family/friend stay in the hotel to assist me in settling in?
 

The Chelsea has indicated that their rooms are booked for this period. For any family and friends seeking accommodations, we recommend booking with another hotel nearby using online booking tools. Additional resources can also be found at: https://offcampushousing.utoronto.ca/resource/view/id/7475.

 

Will I be able to stay over the Winter Break?
 

Yes, students staying at the Chelsea will be able to stay over the winter break period (December 22 – January 2). 

 

Will there be U of T residence staff on-site?
 

Yes, there will be a team of residence life staff who will live on site to provide support and programming for students. 

Residence staff provide residents 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 onsite.

 

Is there WIFI at the Chelsea Hotel?
 

Yes, the Chelsea Hotel has WIFI access and you will be able to connect to this when you move in.

 

Will I have a single or double room at the hotel?
 

Students will be placed in a single or double occupancy rooms at the hotel. Students will have a chance to indicate their preference on the application, but room type cannot be guaranteed. If you have accessibility-related needs, please contact Accessibility Services.

 

If I am placed in a Double Room, when will I know who my roommate is?
 

If your roommate has allowed us to share their information with you, we will send along their contact information to you as soon as possible. 

What size are the beds in the hotel?
 

Students in single and double occupancy rooms will each have a double-sized bed. All bed linens will be provided by the hotel.

Can I have a mini fridge or microwave in my room?
 

Microwaves are prohibited in the hotel rooms. However, one mini fridge is permitted in each room.

Are there any study facilities at the hotel?
 

Each room at the hotel will have a desk. There will also be several common rooms available for students’ exclusive use for study and other activities. The Chelsea Hotel also has a large outdoor patio that is available to all hotel guests. 

Will I have access to the pools and fitness rooms at the hotel?
 

These spaces will not be accessible to students; however, you will have access to pools and fitness rooms and activities on-campus at Hart House and the Athletic Centre. 

Will my room be cleaned by hotel staff?
 

Students will be responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Garbage and recycling bins will be available at the end of each hallway for students to use and will be picked up daily. Students can contact the front desk to request to have their rooms vacuumed, as needed. New linen will be provided once a week. 

Can I bring my bike?
 

The hotel has bike racks on site with space for about 20-25 bikes. Keep in mind that these racks are also available to other hotel guests. Additionally, there are other outdoor bike racks located around the hotel property. We also recommend that students consider a service such as Bike Share Toronto.

What security measures are in place?
 

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. 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. 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.

 

What if I don't get along with my roommate?
 

If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship with your roommate, you should approach your Don as soon as possible. They can assist you in identifying communication strategies or, if necessary, they may intervene if you and your roommate are unable to resolve the situation on your own. The Residence Dons are extensively trained to help residents manage roommate conflicts.  

 

Can I get a letter for proof of residence?
 

Proof of residence letters can only be provided after a student has checked in to their residence and received their room number as this forms part of your address. After move-in, proof of residence letters can be printed from your StarRez account under the “Manage My Housing.” Please check back after you have arrived and checked in to your room. 

 

If you have any questions, please review the website then contact us at info.chelsea@utoronto.ca.

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 the coming weeks!

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.

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