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Overview

There is much to learn about navigating living in your new space. Please review the information below about the amenities and services in residence, as well as those offered through campus partners.

Living in Residence

Receiving Mail

Picking up your Mail & Parcels

Mail and parcels are received at a central UTSC location and are then processed by Student Housing & Residence Life mail staff.

Students living in residence will be notified to their official University of Toronto email address (@mail.utoronto.ca) once the Student Housing and Residence Life office has processed mail into our system. 

We cannot accept letter mail or parcels for students not currently living in residence. Have your address changed with Canada Post, couriers, purchase vendors and all of your senders upon move out.

Mail and Parcel pick up: 

When: Monday to Thursday: 2:00pm-6:30pm; Friday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Residence Centre 

Instructions: When you enter the front doors of the Residence Centre, go to the line on the right, indicated for mail and parcel pick up. Mail is distributed from the office kiosk across from the main Residence Office. You will need to show a piece of identification to pick up your mail. Do not visit the main Residence Office for mail and parcel pick up.

If you have questions about collecting mail or parcels, email residence.utsc@utoronto.ca 

South Residences
Aspen Hall, Birch Hall, Cedar Hall,
Dogwood Hall, Elm Hall, Fir Hall, Grey Pine Hall,
Hickory Hall & Ironwood Hall
North Residences
Juniper Hall, Koa Hall, Larch Hall and Maple Hall

Joan Foley Hall Apartment                       

Resident Name
________Hall 
Unit #: (e.g. H-8-I)
1265 Military Trail   
Toronto, Ontario
M1C 1A4 
Resident Name
_______ Hall 
Unit #: (e.g. J-7-F)
1265 Military Trail  
Toronto, Ontario
M1C 1A4
Resident Name 
________ Hall 
Unit #: (e.g. FH 308)
1265 Military Trail   
Toronto, Ontario
M1C 1A4

 

Laundry

Laundry machines are located in the following areas throughout residence:

  • Birch Hall and Grey Pine Hall: For residents of Aspen, Birch, Cedar, Dogwood, Elm, Fir, Grey Pine, Hickory, and Ironwood Halls
  • Joan Foley Hall 1, 2, 3, and 4: For residents of each respective Joan Foley Hall floor. They are located across from the common lounges
  • Larch Hall: For residents of Juniper, Koa, Larch, and Maple Halls

Machines are operated with your TCard. Load funds at: eAccounts U of T TCard+ eAccounts (transactcampus.com)

Costs per load:

  • Washing: $2.25
  • Drying:  $1.50

Food & Meal Plans

All residence units are equipped with a kitchen containing a stove/oven, fridge, and microwave. You can choose to cook your own food, purchase an optional meal plan, or do a combination of both.

 

Meal plans

Optional meal plans can be purchased separately through the department of Business Development. Details can be found at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/businessdev/meal-plans.

 

Internet

Connecting to the wifi network

Residence runs on the University of Toronto campus wifi network. Before connecting to the University wifi system for the first time, it's always best to verify your UTORid credentials

Network: UofT

Password: Connect with your UTORid and password

 

Internet and tech support

Contact the Information & Instructional Technology Services (IITS) Student HelpDesk if you are experiencing issues connecting or with internet-related issues in residence. 

 

Ethernet connection

Ethernet ports are available in the Fir, Grey Pine, Hickory, Ironwood, Juniper, Koa, Larch and Maple townhouses, and Joan Foley Hall. Should you wish to request ethernet connection, ensure that you indicate this in your application to residence. Students are responsible for providing their own ethernet cable.

 

Printing

Students can print on campus. Instructions for mobile printing and locations are available on the IITS website.

 

Parking

Parking on campus is managed by Parking Services.

 

Residence parking permits

Residence parking permits are available on sale at the beginning of the session. Details can be found at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/parking/welcome-parking-services.

Please note that you need to provide the vehicle registration/ownership in order to purchase a Residence permit. Your last name and/or permanent address must be the same as that on the vehicle registration. Permits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only one vehicle may be registered to use a Residence permit.

 

Parking for move in and move out days

Generally, parking is free of charge for the official residence move in and move out days provided the student has obtained a residence move in/out parking slip from the Residence office. Outside of moving in and out, you must pay for parking and park in the appropriate lot as directed by Parking Services. 

Moving in/out outside of official dates: Obtain a parking slip for your move out from the Residence Office in advance. The slip is date stamped for 1.5 hours of free parking only.

 

Obey parking rules

Pulling up to the front doors of Joan Foley Hall, driving down the pathways in South or North residence, parking in laneways and emergency exits, and parking anywhere other than marked parking spots is strictly prohibited. Vehicles not parked in legitimate parking spaces will be ticketed or towed at the owner's expense.

 

TCard (Student card)

It is important to register for your TCard and carry it with you at all times. Your TCard is your valid identification on campus for academic purposes and access to all other campus services and amenities.

In residence, you will need to present your TCard for help at the Residence office, picking up your mail, using your meal plan, and operating the laundry machines.

Registering for your TCard: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/registrar/tcard

 

TCard+

You can use your TCard to pay for goods and services at UTSC and UTSG. In residence, you need to load TBucks onto your TCard to operate laundry machines.

Loading funds: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/tcardplus/welcome

Staying updated while living in residence

It is important that you monitor your UToronto email (@mail.utoronto.ca), or the email you have on file in ACORN, every day while living in residence. Important administrative and facilities-related notices will be emailed to you.

You will also receive a weekly Residence Newsletter that will contain the events and programs happening in residence that week, as well as other important announcements. 

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTSCRes/

Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/utscres/

Instagram: https://twitter.com/utscres

 

If you have questions while living in residence, talk to your Residence Advisor, or ask the Residence office.

Ordering food to campus

Students ordering food delivery to campus must be available to meet the delivery person outside when the food arrives, or, instruct the delivery person to park in the closest parking lot and walk the food to their townhouse front door. In Joan Foley Hall, students must meet delivery people at the building lobby entrance to obtain their food. Delivery people are not permitted to enter Joan Foley Hall to drop food at your apartment door. Food cannot be delivered to the Residence Office.

When ordering, students should provide specific instructions for the delivery driver to park in the lot closest to their residence hall (Lot B, C, or E). Delivery drivers are not permitted to drive down the townhouse pathways or block the entrance of Joan Foley Hall.

Parking lots (Lot B & C require driver to request access at the parking gates by pushing the "Assistance" button):

Lot B - Deliveries to Fir, Grey Pine, Hickory, Ironwood

Lot C - Deliveries to Aspen, Birch, Cedar, Dogwood, Elm; Joan Foley Hall

Lot E - Deliveries to Juniper, Koa, Larch, Maple