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Room Type Information Finding a Roommate Floor Plans & Building MapsThemed Floor & Communities

All 1st year students are placed in double rooms, allowing them the opportunity to connect with a peer and build relationships in residence by having a roommate.

Upper year and returning Chestnut residents are typically placed in a single room, but also have the option of a double if the preference is to live with a roommate.  

All double rooms include: 

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • 1 Double sized bed per student
  • 1 Pillow per bed
  • 1 Desk and Desk Chair per student
  • 1 Dresser
  • 1 Armoire 
  • 1 Closet 
  • Curtains for the room
  • Shower curtain in the bathroom
  • Waste and Recycling Bins
  • Smoke Detector & Battery

All single rooms include:  

  • Ensuite bathroom 
  • 1 Double sized bed  
  • 1 Pillow per bed 
  • 1 Desk and Desk Chair  
  • 1 Dresser  
  • 1 Closet 
  • Curtains for the room 
  • Shower curtain in the bathroom 
  • Waste and Recycling Bins 
  • Smoke Detector & Battery

Sample photo of a renovated room. Please note that rooms may vary in size, layout, and furnishings.

Sample photo of a renovated room. Please note that rooms may vary in size, layout, and furnishings.

The photos below are actual student rooms. Bedding and decorations are not provided by Chestnut Residence.

Sample photo of a renovated room. Please note that rooms may vary in size, layout, and furnishings.

Sample photo of a renovated room. Please note that rooms may vary in size, layout, and furnishings.

Have Questions about Student Rooms? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions


Once you have been accepted to residence we encourage you to begin your search for a roommate

  • Join our 2022-23 Chestnut Residents Facebook Group: Our 2022-23 Chestnut Residents Facebook Group is a wonderful online community space where you can connect with other incoming students, find a roommate, and stay updated on important Chestnut news and information. Our Facebook group is for 2022-23 Chestnut residents only, therefore you will need to provide your student number in order to be accepted into the group.  
  • StarPortal Roommate Matching: You also are able to message people through StarPortal; be sure to fill out your profile with as much detail as possible, so other students can learn more about you.


The best starting point for a successful roommate match is to establish good and regular communication. We have put together some questions to help facilitate these initial conversations with potential roommates: 

  • What kind of music do you like? Hobbies? Sports? Books? Movies? 
  • What courses are you thinking about taking? 
  • What kind of food do you like to eat? 
  • What do you want out of the residence experience? 
  • Are you a night owl? Early riser? Both? 


Review the Rooms & Roommates section in our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

Standard Floor Layout

Main Floor

This maps is not to scale and is intended only to provide a general overview of the space; layout and furnishings may vary.

Concourse Level

This maps is not to scale and is intended only to provide a general overview of the space; layout and furnishings may vary.

27th Floor Level

This maps is not to scale and is intended only to provide a general overview of the space; layout and furnishings may vary.

28th Floor Level

This maps is not to scale and is intended only to provide a general overview of the space; layout and furnishings may vary.

In 2022-23, we’ll be offering the following themed floors & communities:

Engineering Strategies and Practices – ESP

(5th Floor) 

The Living Learning Community is a uniquely integrated learning experience where students on an entire floor of Chestnut Residence can take the same course and are assigned to design teams with students on that floor. Students can work together on group projects in the context of the Residence experience and share the unique experience of living and learning in a vibrant engineering community. This experience is the first-of-its-kind at the University of Toronto and represents a new collaboration between the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and Chestnut Residence.

Open to: APSC Faculty students only. This is a pilot and a short application process will be open to student who are/will be registered in APS112 in the winter term.

Please note: The ESP LLC extends the co-curricular aspects of the first year engineering experience, but does not provide additional tutoring or academic support. These supports are available through other university services that your Don or Teaching Assistant will be happy to connect you with.


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Intercultural Experience

(7th Floor)

Are you looking to engage with other students interested in international experiences and learning about various cultures? The Intercultural Experience floor is designed to have an emphasis on intercultural understanding and is a great place for you to engage in conversations and experiences with like-minded students and to learn about resources on campus relating to intercultural experience through offices like the Centre for International Experience and the Multi-faith CentreThis floor has a departmental partnership with the Centre for International Experience 

Open to: all students 

Architecture Community

(Floor 10)

Our newest themed floor, the Daniels Faculty floor was created to meet the needs of the large population of Architecture, Landscape, & Design students who live at Chestnut each year. As a partnership with the Daniels’ Office of the Registrar and Student Services we are pleased to welcome you to this community if you’re a Daniels Faculty student looking to live and connect with other architects and designers to-be! We’ll be infusing elements and past programs of the former Chestnut Architecture Club to enhance the learning opportunities of students on this floor. Programs can include software workshops, city walking tours, and project pre-reviews with peers. 

Open to: Daniels Faculty students only 

Engineering Communities

(11th, 14th, and 18th Floors)

Did you know that more than 50% of Chestnut is comprised of Engineering students? If you’re a student in the ASPC Faculty looking to live with other students in the same program as you this is the floor for you! Students have the ability to study together, learn from one another, and build lasting friendships that carry them through their entire undergraduate degree. Our three APSC floors are supported whenever possible by Dons in the same faculty, and in the 2020-2021 year we’re excited to link these floors more closely with our specialized Faculty in Residence program that has a professor from the faculty living in residence, Dr. Chirag Variawa. Program opportunities can include study sessions, midterm reviews, casual dinners with your professors, and industry nights. 

Open to: APSC Faculty students only 

Arts and Culture Community

(16th Floor)

Not exclusive to students studying the arts, the Arts & Culture floor is designed to inspire students from various academic programs who share a passion for the arts. The creative energy of this community could be the one for you if you’re looking to connect with others who appreciate arts of various forms. This floor is ideal for students who wish to explore creativity through conversation, casual connection with peers, and programming opportunities. Programs can include art therapy, trips to local galleries and museums, and learning about resources on campus like Hart House’s Get Crafty club. 

Open to: all students 

Health and Wellness Community

(20th Floor)

Are you passionate about wellness and supporting optimal health – whether that be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or other? This could be the floor for you! Students living on this floor often bond over their common interests and find ways as a comm unity to support wellness. This floor is designed to inspire and support students’ passions for health and wellness through programming and resource-sharing. Programs can include things like workout sessions in the residence gym, intramural team involvement, and connecting with resources like Hart House or the Health & Wellness Centre on campus. 

Open to: all students

Female-Identifying only

(23rd Floor)

If you’re a female-identifying individual looking to live with other females this is the floor for you. Note that male-identifying individuals are allowed on the floor as guests.  

Open to: all students who identify as female

Quiet Community

(26th and 27th Floor)*

At Chestnut we have guiding policies and community standards that outline expectations of noise and quiet hours. Quiet hours are from 11PM to 8AM on week days and 1AM to 8AM on weekends, but if you’re looking for a living environment with 24hr quiet hours this floor might be a good fit for you. Students on this floor have made an affirmative commitment to maintain quiet hours at all times and ensure that their guests do the same.  

Open to: all students 

Notice: The 27th floor is only accessible by a set of stairs from the 26th floor and is not directly accessible by elevator. Additionally, there is no communal microwave or fridge available on these floors.

At Chestnut Residence we offer the unique opportunity to live on what we call themed floors. Themed floors are designed to provide a unique residence experience by enhancing your interaction with other students and your learning experience outside of the classroom. This is done by bringing you together with other students who share similar values, interests, or academic backgrounds.  

Themed floors provide students with opportunities to:

  • meet like-minded individuals
  • form long-lasting friendships
  • share goals and projects
  • support each other through common challenges
  • connect with faculty members outside of the classroom
  • be exposed to and benefit from new experiences and ideas through programming

Events in residence (also known as “programs”) are thoughtfully planned and delivered by various staff in the Residence Life Office, and most commonly by your assigned Residence Don who is an upper year student on your floor there to provide you with support, advice, resources, referrals, and programming. You’ll find that your Don is central to your experience in residence because they’ll help to foster a sense of community on your floor. On themed floors Dons are required to ensure that a portion of their programming is centered on the theme of their specific floor so as to provide a holistic offering of out-of-classroom learning experiences for students. Students are also welcome to bring forward programming and social ideas that they want to see and are encouraged to take initiative within their community.