Welcome to Trinity College Residence for the 2024 summer term! We appreciate your choice to stay with us during the summer. Our commitment is to offer a welcoming, secure, and supportive environment to all our residents. On this page, you’ll find crucial details about your stay. Additional information on summer residence procedures and services is available on the Summer Residence page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding summer residence please contact summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca.

The Summer Residence Operations fall under the purview of the Office of the Dean of Students. This includes handling fees, addressing community concerns, responding to emergencies, and providing assistance for any queries you may have during your stay. Feel free to reach out for questions or schedule an appointment with a staff member from the Office of the Dean of Students by sending an email to deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Additionally, we can assist you in accessing both on-campus and off-campus resources. Our dedicated staff member is available 24/7 to promptly address incidents and emergencies outside regular hours. For any immediate concerns, please reach out to the Trinity College Welcome Desk either in person or by calling (416) 978-2522.

Helpful Maps

For a detailed reference of where buildings are at Trinity, please see the Trinity College Campus Map.

For an interactive reference of where buildings are in the University of Toronto, please see the U of T’s Wayfinding Map.

Summer Residence Address

Your mailing address for Summer Residence will be: Kirkwood <Room number>, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto, ON, M5S 1H8

Moving in

Arrival and Check-in

The occupancy dates for Summer Residence are as follows:

  Move-in Move-out
Term 1 Half Summer – May 5
Full Summer – May 5
Half Summer – June 22
Full Summer – August 17
Term 2 June 30 August 17

Students transitioning from their 2023-2024 Residence to Summer Residence will be emailed specific instructions on how they can move to their summer rooms.

For new arrivals, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Upon arrival, you may leave your vehicle on idle in front of your assigned residence or park at the lots between the Varsity Stadium and the Larkin Building on Devonshire Place or on Tower Road. Please ensure that one driver is always with the idling vehicle.
  2. Bring and present a photo ID to ensure that your check-in is as efficient as possible. Depending on traffic, check-in may take up to 30 minutes.
  3. Collect your keys from the Welcome Desk Assistant on duty and return to your vehicle/belongings. You will be directed to your room.
  4. Unload your belongings from the vehicle. You are responsible for bringing your belongings to your assigned room.

Room Furnishing

  • Single twin bed with mattress (some rooms include a double bed) *Students assigned in rooms with double beds will be notified prior
  • Study desk, lamp, and chair
  • Chest of drawers & mirror
  • Overhead lighting or floor lamp
  • Lounge chair
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Wastebasket and recycling bin

Please do not remove furniture and any of the above from your residence room to avoid being held financially responsible for any missing or damaged items upon move-out. Furthermore, furniture not provided by the College is not permitted within residence rooms.

Things to Bring in Residence

  • Clothes
  • Bed linens (Sheets, blankets, pillow(s), and pillowcases)
  • Towels, toiletries, shower basket, and slippers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Your computer
  • Books and items to personalize your room
  • (Optional) Ethernet cable – if you want to connect to the wired network; but there is also wireless internet throughout the buildings

Posters and decorations. Please use poster mounts or sticky tack when putting posters in your room. Regular tapes and 3M style adhesive hooks can rip the paint off once posters are removed.

Things to Leave at Home

  • Hot plates/induction burners
  • Halogen lamps
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Electric heaters or air conditioners
  • Microwaves
  • Furniture items

One mini fridge per residence room is permitted. High powered items such as microwaves, heaters, air conditioners, etc. disrupts the power in the building and can cause lengthy power outages for you and your neighbours.

If you forget something, do not worry; there are plenty of shops within walking distance!

Occupancy of Rooms

A single room may be occupied ONLY by the person to whom it is rented. Guests are not permitted without prior written permission from the Office of the Dean of Students.  If a room has more than the allotted occupancy at any time, the person reserving the room will be informed in writing and charged double the room rate for the total duration of their stay.

Common Spaces in Residence

This year’s summer building, St. Hilda’s College residence, has full kitchens or kitchenettes on every floor.


Washroom facilities within residence and in public spaces within Trinity College are labelled as a specific gender or all-gender. Washrooms are cleaned regularly by Trinity College cleaning staff. Residents are assigned designated washrooms at move-in. Please read through your move-in materials to learn about your assigned washroom.

Kitchens and Kitchenettes

St. Hilda’s College residence has full kitchens – stove, fridge, microwave, sink, and counter space for students to utilize. All small appliances such as kettles, toasters, rice cookers, blenders, coffee makers or air fryers no larger than 2 quarts, must be used within a kitchen or kitchenette facility.

Cooking in rooms and hallways is strictly prohibited.


Laundry rooms at Saint Hilda’s are located in the basement of the building near sub Kirkwood. Take the staircase from the entrance to Saint Hilda’s down and turn right. At the end of the hallway on the right side is the laundry room.

To pay for laundry either purchase a laundry card from the machine in the laundry room or use the Coinamatic app

Download the Coinamatic App Here

Watch this video for instructions on how to download the app

Students must purchase their own laundry detergents and dryer sheets and store these items in their own rooms. Signage in the laundry rooms instructs students on how to load the machines, which detergents to use, and provides further details on how to wash and dry.

Fire Safety

Careless behavior by just one person can endanger everyone in the residence. Always be alert to fire risks.

  • Use extreme caution with flames, hot surfaces, and flammables.
  • Never leave cooking unattended
  • Remember to turn off stove when finished cooking
  • Do not overload electrical circuits
  • Check your floor for the nearest exit and alternative exit

Any tampering with fire safety equipment is subject to immediate fines and/or eviction from residence.

Fire Alarm and Drills 

The building alarm will sound and the fire department will respond if any of the following are activated:

  • Smoke detectors (in halls and stairwells) -They are for your protection and are sensitive. They will react to smoke, fire or any products of combustion.
  • Pull stations (red, at exits) – Do not touch unless there is a real fire.
  • Sprinklers – Installed in some parts of the buildings.

Do not touch any of the fire safety equipment, including detectors, sprinklers, extinguishers, hoses, and fire signage. Your room has a local smoke alarm. It gives advance warning but does not set off the building alarm. If it sounds, please identify the cause and notify the welcome desk. Do not tamper with or disable the smoke alarm in your room.

Do not wedge doors or block halls and exits.

When the fire alarm sounds, everyone must leave the building. If you hear an alarm:

  1. Leave your room immediately.
  2. Shut the door behind you (prevents the spread of fire).
  3. Leave the building and wait for instructions.

Keeping Healthy in Residence

As a resident, you are required to complete the Ill Student Reporting Form if feeling ill, if you have been notified that you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Upon completing the form, you will be given further instructions on how you can self-isolate. Please contact the Welcome Desk at Trinity College by dialing 416-978-2522 if you have further questions.

Thank you so much for your help in observing public health guidelines for the safety of all our summer residents!

Local Health Resources Around Trinity

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to call ahead before visiting any in-person resources if possible.*


Toronto General Hospital  

ER: 190 Elizabeth Street (Enter at corner of Elizabeth and Gerrard Streets)R. Fraser Elliott Building – Ground Floor


Toronto Western Hospital

ER: 399 Bathurst Street (Enter from Dundas Street) Fell Pavillion, 1st Floor


Walk-in Clinics

Albany Medical Clinic

807 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON


Bay College Medical and Lockwood Diagnostics

(walk-in, dental, optometry physiotherapy /rehab, and pharmacy) *UHIP Accepted

790 Bay St. Ste. 108 (Bay at College), Toronto, ON


The Bay Centre For Birth Control   

76 Grenville St Floor 3 Toronto, ON


Virtual Emergency Department at Sunnybrook Hospital  

Make a zoom appointment on their website

College-Care Walk-in Clinic

*UHIP Accepted

351 College St.  Toronto, ON


St. George Health & Wellness Centre

700 Bay Street, 14th floor. Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6


Mental Health Resources


Free, confidential and anonymous helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365 1-866-925-5454

The Gerstein Centre 

Offers crisis intervention to adults experiencing mental health problems. Services include telephone support, community visits and a short-stay residence. All services are free of charge, 24/7/365


Distress Centres

Emotional support and suicide prevention, intervention, postvention



Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

A Toronto downtown hospital that focuses on mental health and addictions

250 College Street

Toronto ON – M5T 1R8


Other Important Resources

IAmSick app

Download the app to find health services near your location

Community Safety Office at U of T  

Offers short-term support and assistance to students who have experienced personal safety concerns


Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre at U of T

Helps and supports students who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment


Women’s College Hospital Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre   located on the first floor in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit Room 1256 76 Grenville Street


Toronto Rape Crisis Centre  



Mails and Parcels

Mails and parcels will be delivered to the Welcome Desk at Trinity College and residents will receive an email alerting them to the delivery of their parcel/mail. Parcels and mail will be stored at the Welcome Desk for 10 days, and then returned to sender.

Please note that Welcome Desk staff will not accept deliveries when a signature or fee upon delivery is required, nor will they accept deliveries from the LCBO or other distributors of controlled substances including cannabis products.

Policies on Alcoholic Beverages and Cannabis Consumption

Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, as determined by the College, is not permitted.  The Trinity College Alcohol Policy is in effect during the summer months. We expect that summer residents will be familiar with all Trinity College residence policies and codes of conduct. Please note that:

  • Alcohol must not be consumed in public spaces including residence corridors.
  • Kegs are not permitted within residence.
  • The entire Trinity College campus is smoke-free. Smoking or general use of cannabis products is not permitted within Trinity College buildings.

Smoking Policy

Trinity College adopted the University of Toronto’s Smoke-Free Policy (PDF), which came into effect on January 1, 2019. The new Smoke-Free Policy applies to smoking or holding lighted tobacco or cannabis, and the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping devices. The smoking ban makes exceptions for Indigenous ceremonial activities and medical accommodation. The Smoke-Free Policy applies to all individuals present on University of Toronto property and Trinity College property at any time and for any purposes, including employees, students, contractors, volunteers and visitors.

All Trinity College facilities and grounds are smoke-free. Trinity College residences are strictly non-smoking buildings. Residents agree to adhere to the Trinity College Community Standards, which outlines policies regarding smoking in residence.


Security doors (doors that provide access from shared spaces to residence halls) are to remain locked at all times. Do not prop open these doors. Security patrols throughout the College continue through the summer.

In spite of security measures, thefts can occur. PLEASE LOCK YOUR ROOM DURING EVERY ABSENCE, HOWEVER BRIEF. The College accepts no responsibility for losses resulting from theft, including theft from common areas such as kitchenettes.

Campus Safety

The University of Toronto provides students and community members with safety services from many offices, including Campus Safety. Campus Safety offers:

Special Constables: The Special Constables who serve with the University of Toronto Campus Safety

are dedicated to creating a safe, secure, and equitable environment for those who work, live and study at U of T. Special Constables deal with criminal and provincial offences on campus, thereby requiring less Toronto Police presence at U of T. Special Constables are specially trained to deal with campus occurrences that require sensitivity and discretion when responding to community needs.


Your room is your home, and we will do everything possible to respect your privacy.  However, it is sometimes necessary to enter rooms in case of emergencies, or for maintenance. For routine maintenance, such as fire detector testing, we will try to inform you in advance. Your room may also be checked to determine maintenance work needed (if applicable) or to make an inventory of room contents.


Students who lose their keys should report their lost keys to the Welcome Desk as soon as possible. Students will be charged the following fees for key replacement:

  • Residence room key – $125.00
  • Security key – $100.00
  • Mailbox key – $25.00

Connecting to the Internet

Every student can access the internet through a wired or wireless connection. Please follow these instructions to connect to the Internet.  Your computer needs to have a network card.

Sharing of copyrighted content, excessive bandwidth use, running servers of any kind or attempts to circumvent IT policies are strictly prohibited and can result in revocation or suspension of internet access privileges.

Wireless Internet

For wireless internet access please refer to the documentation at the Information and Technology Services Website.

Trinity College does NOT provide technical support for the UofT wireless network (including eduroam) that is available throughout the College. Please call 416-978-HELP or go to wireless.utoronto.ca for more information and assistance with the UofT Wi-Fi network.

Wired Internet

If you would like to use your ethernet connection, you will need to provide your own ethernet cable, or they are available for purchase at the Welcome Desk at Trinity College. The Welcome Desk also sells Ethernet/USB adaptors for students who own computers without an Ethernet port. There is an Ethernet port in every residence room, but it may be tricky to find!

Please note on your Room Inventory Checklist upon moving in if your ethernet port is damaged. If the port is damaged but still works, we may replace it throughout the year. If the jack is damaged and you cannot connect to the network, please submit a work or der at the Trinity College Welcome Desk.

  1. Make sure that your computer is set to obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP). This is the default setting for most computers.   You can check with the following steps:


  • Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > Manage Network Connections
  • Right-click Local Area Connection > Properties > Networking tab.
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties.
  • Make sure that both options are selected:
    • Obtain an IP address automatically
    • Obtain a DNS server address automatically
  • Reboot if you had to change these settings.

Mac OS

  • System preferences > Network Area > double-click Built-In Ethernet
  • TCP/IP section > configure IPv4 > select using DHCP
  • All other fields should be blank. Reboot of you had to change these settings
  1. Update your computer. Make sure your computer is updated. Go to update.microsoft.com or www.support.apple.com to update.

Download updates and reboot your computer as necessary until it’s all patched up.  It may take a while, and you may have to do it a couple of times.

  1. Install antivirus software as described here https://isea.utoronto.ca/policies-procedures/guidelines-2/data-protection/antivirus/.
  2. Register your computer on the network.

Open a web browser and go to any non-U of T website (e.g., Google, Facebook, etc.).  You will be redirected to the registration page. Read the Usage Agreement and fill in the registration form.  After successfully submitting the form, you will be instructed to reboot your computer.  Then, you should be online!

Dining on and off Campus

This summer term, Trinity is not providing any meal services, meaning that Strachan Hall and the Buttery will be closed throughout the summer. Kitchens are located on every floor of the residence and students are encouraged to use them. Please follow the fire safety information listed when using the kitchens.

There are summer meal plans that can be purchased by Trinity summer residents at St. Michael’s College (at the Canada Room), and University College (At Café Reznikov).

Grocery Stores Near Trinity


410 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5T 2S6


425 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X6

Whole Foods

87 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 3R9


650 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6G 4B1

Kai Wei Supermarket

253 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2E3

T&T Supermarket

297 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2

Independent City Market

55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5

Karma Co-Op Groceries

739 Palmerston Avenue, Karma Ln, Toronto, ON M6G 2R3

Restaurants Near Trinity

Future Bistro

483 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2

Rol San

388 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2G5

Ethiopian House

4 Irwin Ave, Toronto, ON M4Y 1K9

Hogtown Vegan

382 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S7

Daldongnae Korean BBQ

658 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1K9

New Sky Restaurant (Chifa menu)

353 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2G3

Pho Han Noi

374 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S6

Scotty Bons

402 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5

Electrical Appliances

The electrical system will not support excessive loads.  Excessive use of appliances (air conditioners, microwaves, hair dryers, etc.) may result in power interruptions. The College reserves the right to ask residents to disconnect appliances.

Air Conditioners

Due to excessive power loads, air conditioners are not permitted in residence as they may cause power interruptions. Any resident found to be using an air conditioner will be asked to remove it immediately, and anyone that does not comply may be asked to leave residence, and will forfeit residence payments. A limited number of fans are available for rent from the Office of the Dean of Students.


In-room cleaning service is not provided.  However, a vacuum cleaner may be borrowed from the Welcome Desk for a period of one-hour at a time.  Students are expected to obtain any other cleaning supplies needed for their own rooms.  Bagged garbage and recycling should be brought to your nearest washroom or kitchen garbage area, and facilities staff will collect it from there.  If you require additional garbage bags, please ask at the Welcome Desk.

Bed linen is not included.

Staying Cool in the Summer

There is no AC at Saint Hilda’s, but fans can be rented from the Welcome desk for the summer term – email for more information at welcome@trinity.utoronto.ca

The Rigby Room on the first floor of Saint Hilda’s will be air conditioned through the summer and is open to students as a common space

If you are looking for a spot off campus to cool down, check out Woodbine Beach, Bickford Park, Trillium Park, and other spots along the waterfront.

Phone Service

Residence rooms are not automatically equipped with a telephone set, however most (but not all) rooms do have access to an active phone line, and a phone set may be borrowed from the Welcome Desk for the duration of your stay in residence, at your request. Do not bring your own phone set: it will not function on the College phone system. There is no additional cost for local phone service.

Gyms at the U of T

U of T gym facilities are open during the summer for students. The U of T Gym Facilities   include a pool with trans-positive hours and women only hours, drop in dance and fitness classes, yoga studios, and an open gym.

Athletic Centre

Hart House

Goldring Centre


Due to the ongoing construction of the Lawson Centre of Sustainability, no parking within Trinity College is available for residents. There are metered parking spaces across St. Hilda’s Residence for visitors needing temporary parking. For other alternative paid parking spaces on campus during the summer, please check the University of Toronto’s Transportation Services website. 

Repair Projects and The Lawson Centre for Sustainability Construction

Repairs and renovations may occur over the summer.  If your room is affected, you will be notified and, if necessary and if possible, given a temporary room. Notice of major projects will be posted at the Welcome Desk.

This is an exciting time for the Trinity Community as the construction for the Lawson Centre for Sustainability will continue this summer until its completion in the Spring of 2025. Although the construction site is located across the street from St. Hilda’s College, regrettably due to this, there may be disturbances such as noise, vibrations, dust during construction hours only (as permitted by the City of Toronto Bylaws) and bright lights (at night) which is beyond the College’s control. Nonetheless, we commit to keeping you informed of developments and advocate for residents, so impact is kept at a minimal level.  


Residents are individually responsible for the care and proper use of all College property, including the furniture in their rooms.  If the room is not fully furnished on arrival, please inform the Office of the Dean of Students immediately. Any damage or missing furniture found after move-in will be added to your charges.


Summer residents and guests are asked to keep noise within reasonable bounds. If you receive a noise complaint, please act promptly on it. If you are disrupted by noise in the building, go in person to the source and request reasonable quiet. If this approach does not work, report the problem to the Welcome Desk by visiting in person or calling 416-978-2522.


No cats, dogs, or other pets may be kept in residence rooms.  Exceptions will be made for service animals for students with registered disabilities, following discussion with the Dean’s Office.

Keeping Residence Pest-free

When students move into their room at Trinity College, they are moving into a pest-free space.

As with any shared living space, issues with pests can arise while living in residence. When this happens, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Facilities Department work on an individual basis with students to eradicate the issue. If you suspect that you or your community has a pest issue, you are encouraged to report this issue promptly to the Welcome Desk or the Office of the Dean of Students.

The College checks all rooms and treats all pest-affected spaces at the College twice a year – before students move into residence and once students move out of residence.

Reporting Pest Problems

Don’t worry, Trinity College has an evidence-informed process for responding to a variety of pest issues. To initiate this process, follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Welcome Desk or the Office of the Dean of Students and fill out a Pest Report. You may be asked to provide a picture of the pest/signs of the pest for identification purposes.
  2. After reviewing your report, the Office of the Dean of Students will liaise with the Facilities Department to determine next steps.
  3. The Office of the Dean of Students will follow-up with you regarding next step, which could include:
  • Inspection by a K-9 unit
  • Initiation of pest eradication treatment

Pest Prevention Tips 

To prevent pests in residence, you are encouraged to:

  • Keep your living space clean
  • Keep food in sealed containers
  • Not leave open food or dirty food containers in your space
  • Not accumulate garbage in your room
  • Not accumulate clutter in your room
  • Clean up any spills and wipe down surfaces that have been in contact with food
  • Use a mattress cover on your bed, between the mattress and the sheets

Common Pests

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, wingless bugs that feed primarily on blood. If bedbugs are present, they usually live close to the vicinity of where the “host” sleeps. Bedbugs can’t fly or jump. Bedbugs are not a health threat and have not been shown to spread disease to humans.

Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. An adult bedbug is approximately the size of an apple seed, flat and brown or rusty-red in colour.  Eggs are whitish and pearl shaped, the size of a pin head and usually found in a cluster.

What are some signs of bed bugs?

When looking for evidence of bedbugs focus on the bed, mattress, linens, and the area immediately around the bed. Evidence may include:

  • Black/brown spots (dried blood or bug feces)
  • White spots (eggs)
  • Live or dead bedbugs

Bites are small, itchy red bumps (typically two or three in a row), usually found around the arms and hands or upper torso. Because the bites may resemble mosquito or other insect bites, a bump alone does not mean that there are bedbugs.

What is the treatment process for confirmed cases of bed bugs? *

1.       The student will be provided with a room treatment schedule. Eradication requires a minimum of 2 treatments, 2 weeks apart.

2.       The student is required to prepare their room for treatment. The Office of the Dean of Students will provide the student with instructions and the necessary supplies.

3.       On the day of a treatment the student will be asked to vacate their room for 7-8 hours; the bed bug treatment takes 1-1.5 hours and requires 6 hours for the fumes to dissipate.

4.       If the bedbugs are not eradicated after two treatments, additional treatments may be required.

* We recognize that the current COVID-19 pandemic may change the above process.

Questions or concerns about pests?

Having a pest issue is stressful and getting rid of them requires diligence and patience. Students are encouraged to communicate with the Office of the Dean of Students should they have questions or concerns. The Office of the Dean of Students and the Facilities Department are committed to work with all students to support them with all pest related issues.

For further questions about accommodation in summer residence, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students (summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca).