Residence at Trinity College

The Ultimate Location

Trinity College is located in the heart of the St. George campus and steps from Bloor Street.   The two residence buildings house approximately 425 students, split roughly between the buildings. The community consists of first-year and upper-year students, most of whom are Trinity Arts and Science students.  There are also a few Professional Faculty students from Music, Engineering and Kinesiology, a few students from Trinity's Faculty of Divinity, as well as the Dons, the Dean and Assistant Dean of Students and the Provost and his family.

Trintiy College Back Field and Residence

Both residence buildings are co-ed with separate areas for men and women. The floors are a mix of upper-year and first-year students, with about half of our incoming first-year students being assigned single rooms. The St. Hilda’s Residence has full kitchens or kitchenettes on every floor and has the Rigby Room, the Stedman Library, the Abbott Room and the Adams Room for studying and group meetings. The Trinity Residence encloses the Quadrangle (a great place for relaxing in the sunshine) and is the location of the Junior Common Room (JCR), where student social events, debates and club meetings take place. The Trinity Residence has a gym, the St. Hilda's Residence has a computer room and both buildings have music practice rooms.

Living in residence is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people from all over the globe with a range of interests and pursuits. Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to more easily combine academic excellence with the extra-curricular activities that form a well-rounded university experience and to create friendships that will last for years.

Admission to Residence

First Year Students- University of Toronto First Year Housing Guarantee 

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application (MyRes) by March 31, 2016, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1, 2016.

Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

Places at Trinity College are limited. Priority is given to incoming and returning Trinity College students.

Upper Year Students

All upper year students reapplying to residence or transferring from another College or University are subject to the Trinity College Residence Readmission Policy.

The Rooms

  • Single rooms are available to a majority of students.
  • Senior students are guaranteed single rooms.
  • Each room is equipped with a phone.
  • All of our residence rooms are completely wired for high speed internet connection, and wireless is now available throughout both buildings
  • Rooms contain a bed, chest of drawers, mirror, desk and chair, bookcase, and easy chair. Residents must bring their own towels and linen.
  • We cannot accommodate furniture from home and any specific requests must be approved by the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly.

The Food

  • All students in residence must participate in a meal plan. 
  • Food service is available in two dining halls: Melinda Seaman (St. Hilda's) and Strachan Hall (Trinity).  Both offer the same menu, which includes vegetarian and halal options.
  • Meals are "all you can eat"; both dining halls have self-serve salad bars;fresh fruit is available at every meal.
  • Bagged meals are available if class or work prevents you from going to the dining halls during meal hours, though dining hall hours are designed to meet most students' schedules.
  • The College makes every effort to accommodate special dietary needs, but may not be able to respond to all needs.  If you have dietary restrictions, you must contact the Office of the Dean of Students prior to making a decision about living in residence as we are not able to accommodate all dietary needs.
  • The dining halls also serve commuting students. Every full-time Trinity student who does not live in residence is entitled to 15 free meals

Other Facilities

  • Computing facilities with access to internet are available in the St. Hilda's residence.
  • A playing field that is part of the college campus.
  • Laundry facilities are available, on a pay-per-use basis, in both residences. Laundry Alert, a service that allows users to check machine availability on-line, is now available. Please visit for more information.
  • There are student lounges in each of the residences.
  • Vending machines are located in each of the residences.

Residence Fees