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Summer Residence

Summer accommodation at Trinity College is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for a room in residence over the summer, please first read through the information below, and then click on the link at the bottom of the page to access the online application.

Summer residence at Trinity College is reserved for current undergraduate students of a post-secondary educational institution or students in Trinity’s Faculty of Divinity. Proof of enrollment will be requested with your application.

Summer Residence is located at St. Hilda’s College (44 Devonshire Place) and Trinity College (6 Hoskin Avenue) in Toronto.

Single room summer bookings are handled in the Office of the Dean of Students (summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca).

For conference and other groups, please contact the Event Services & Catering Office.

RATES for Summer 2020 (Canadian dollars plus taxes as applicable)

Daily Weekly Full Summer
May 3 to Aug 22, 2020
paid in advance
Single Room $52.00 $212.00 $2,985.00
Premium Single Room
(double bed and mini-fridge)
$56.00 $231.00 $3,252.00
Double Room* $39.00 each $164.00 each $2,310.00 each


Full summer rate is a 12% discount from the weekly rate.

* If applying for a double room, you must apply with a roommate – both parties must list each other on their applications.

Current Trinity residents staying for the summer may request the opportunity to stay within residence between the dates of their last exam and the beginning of summer residence (Sunday, May 3, 2020). A fee will be applied to students wishing to stay within residence between terms.

Move-out is Saturday, August 22, 2020 for ALL except those accepted for Fall 2020 residence, who have been in summer residence for over 4 weeks leading to August 22, 2020. No extensions in residence past August 22, 2020 (for those not staying in residence for Fall 2020) are possible.



  • Rooms are traditional residence style with shared washrooms on each floor. Kitchenettes are available for use in most (but not all) areas of residence.
  • Rooms are split among all-gender floors and single-gender floors.
  • In all-gender floors, bathroom and shower facilities are all-genders.
  • The residence is not wheelchair-accessible.
  • The residence is not air-conditioned, but fans are available for rental.
  • Trinity College does not have a meal plan available for summer residents. Dining facilities on campus are closed during the summer months.


To stay in summer residence at Trinity College, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age upon application (current high school students or students under 18 who are participating in any summer programs at the University of Toronto are not eligible for summer residence).
  • Applicants must be a current undergraduate student of a post-secondary educational institution or a student in Trinity’s Faculty of Divinity. Proof of enrollment will be requested after applications are submitted.

*Applications do not guarantee accommodation. They will be considered based on space availability and the applicant’s eligibility. Your application for summer residence is not confirmed until staff within the Office of the Dean of Students has contacted you and assigned a room.


Applications must be submitted at least 1 week in advance of your expected arrival date. If you are looking to book accommodation with less than 1 week’s notice, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students to discuss availability prior to submitting this application. You can contact us by emailing summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) only.  Sorry, no cash, cheques, debit or pre-paid cards.

Please read to the end of this page for a link to the online application form.

As a minimum, a non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of one week’s stay (paid online by credit card) is required to secure the application.  This deposit payment will cover the cost of your last week living in residence.

“FULL SUMMER” RATE: discount applicable only if paid in full with the application. The College reserves the right to reverse the discount and charge normal weekly/daily rates for early departures.

Your application for summer residence is not confirmed until staff within the Office of the Dean of Students has contacted you and assigned you a room.


Contact Information

Please direct all enquiries to the Office of the Dean of Students at Trinity College: summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca.  The office is located in the Student Services Centre at 6 Hoskin Avenue.

NOTE: Your application for summer residence is not confirmed until staff within the Office of the Dean of Students has contacted you and assigned a room.

Welcome Desk

The Trinity College building at 6 Hoskin Avenue has a Welcome Desk which is visible upon entering the building through the front doors. At the Welcome Desk you will be able to:

  • Check in and check out of summer residence;
  • Report things like noise complaints, repairs needed within the building, security issues, etc. ;
  • Obtain a laundry card;
  • Receive your mail;
  • Obtain information regarding the University of Toronto campus and about the surrounding area;
  • Purchase bedding and Ethernet cables.

To access the Welcome Desk, visit in person or dial “0” on your room phone.

Residence Dons

During the summer months, Trinity College employs summer residence dons who live within the summer residence communities and are a resource for our residents. The residence dons will be made known to you in your summer residence package that you receive when you arrive. The dons are on site to respond to incidents and emergencies after hours.

General Information and Rules

All summer residents and guests are expected to show respect for fellow residents and for College property. Many summer residents take summer courses. The College reserves the right to terminate the summer residency immediately for failure to adhere to the rules outlined below, for non-payment of summer residence fees and/or for persistent disruptive behaviour.

Students registered in summer courses at the University of Toronto or eligible to register for the following fall are subject to the University’s Code of Student Conduct as administered by the Dean of Students, Trinity College. Students registered or eligible to register for the ensuing fall term at Trinity College are subject to all relevant Trinity College policies.

Room Changeovers: Beginning & End of Summer

(for current and incoming Trinity College residence students)

Students living in residence for the winter term who also plan on booking a summer residence room beginning at the start of summer residence may request to “bridge” their residence stays.  In order to make a bridging request, please email deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca.  You will be charged a fee of $50 per night as of April 26th to stay between the end of the academic year and beginning of the summer term. A staff member from the Office of the Dean of Students will connect with you to coordinate the details of your move, but you should be prepared to move rooms as early as April 26th.

At the end of the summer, if you are living in residence for the fall and winter, you may request to stay within residence between summer residence and the start of term. If your request is granted, the Office of the Dean of Students will notify you when your fall room is ready, and you will be charged a fee of $50 per night (up to a maximum of $400) for your bridging stay. Please be ready to move anytime starting in mid-August.

If you are NOT staying in residence in the fall, you MUST vacate your summer room as scheduled. The only exception to this will apply to those who may be writing summer exams in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. If this is the case, you must request a summer residence extension in writing to summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca, and provide a copy of your exam schedule. If your request is granted, you will  be charged $50 for each night stayed until your move-out date.

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time: after 2:00 pm on the day of arrival.

On arrival, please sign in at the Welcome Desk in Trinity College at 6 Hoskin Avenue. Provide your complete home address and obtain your security access key and room key. Please inform the Office of the Dean of Students (summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca) if you will be arriving after 10 pm.

Check-out time: before 11:00 am on the date of departure.

For check-outs after 11:00 am, guests will automatically be charged for an extra day of accommodation at the daily rate. Keys must be returned to the Welcome Desk at departure (lost key charge: $100).

Address and Mail

Trinity College – 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H8

St. Hilda’s College – 44 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2E2

Mailing Address for both buildings: 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H8

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. Parcels will be stored at the Welcome Desk for 10 days, and then returned to sender. The Welcome Desk does not accept parcels on behalf of residents when there are charges associated with the delivery of a parcel. Residents are encouraged to arrange for alternative delivery options if there are fees required upon delivery.

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.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations must be given via email at least 3 business days in advance. THE DEPOSIT COVERING ONE WEEK’S RENT IS NOT REFUNDABLE, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT STAY IN RESIDENCE.  Refunds for reduced stays will be processed within 3 weeks of arrangements made with the Office of the Dean of Students.


Taxes: 13% HST is charged on all stays of less than 30 days where rents are more than $20/day or $140/week; if the stay extends past 30 days, tax is refunded. Current residents continuing for the summer are considered to be extending their stay.

Alcoholic Beverages and Cannabis Products

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.


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.

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.

Fire Safety

Please read the fire safety notice included in your check-in package. Check your area for fire exits.  Always respond to the fire alarm by leaving the building. If you discover a fire, pull the alarm and immediately leave the building. Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence and will result in eviction from summer residence.


Rooms are cleaned once a week. Bed linen is not included. Economical linen sets may be purchased for $40 (cash) at the Welcome Desk at Trinity College.


For U of T students, you may use your UTORid to connect to the U of T wifi network.  Internet connection by way of an Ethernet cable is also an option. If you do not have your own Ethernet cable, you may purchase one from the Welcome Desk.

For non-U of T students, Eduroam may be a connection option for you. Please consult your own post-secondary educational institution to see if this is an option and get Eduroam login information if possible.

Download of illegal material is strictly prohibited. The College receives notifications from the internet provider when these materials are being downloaded, and reserves the right to terminate the summer residency immediately for failure to adhere to this regulation.


There are kitchenettes throughout the residence. Kitchenware is not provided. Fridges are communal so please clearly label and date your food. Unlabelled food may be thrown out. Each resident must ensure the kitchen is cleaned after use (the cleaning staff will empty the garbage but is not responsible for dishes or food left out).  A LIMITED SUPPLY OF BAR FRIDGES CAN BE RENTED FOR THE SUMMER FOR $75 (PLUS TAX).


Card operated washers and dryers are located in the basement of each residence building. Cards can be obtained from the Welcome Desk for a $10.00 deposit, refunded upon the return of the card in good condition. You can add value to the card by using the reload machines located in the Trinity laundry room and in the entrance hallway at St. Hilda’s.  There is no refund of any balance remaining on the card.


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 dialling “0” on your room phone.

Occupancy of Rooms

A single room may be occupied ONLY by the person (or a double room by the two persons) to whom it is rented. No summer resident shall change rooms without written permission from the Dean’s Office. Students who have friends or family visiting for one or more nights must notify the Office of the Dean of Students (summerres@trinity.utoronto.ca). If a room has more than the allotted occupancy, the person reserving the room will be informed in writing and charged double the room rate for the total duration of their stay. The College reserves the right to levy a fee of $40 to change rooms, after a room has been assigned and occupied.


There is limited meter parking in the Trinity parking lot: with daily rate (to 6 pm), overnight rate (from 4 pm), and weekend rate. For long-term summer parking, please enquire at the Bursar’s Office (located on the first floor of the St. Hilda’s College building at 44 Devonshire Place).

Office of the Bursar

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; closed every day from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for lunch.

Tel: 416-978-2523


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.

Repairs and Construction Projects

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


College buildings are locked overnight and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Interior security doors are to remain locked at all times. Night-time security patrols throughout the College continue through the summer.

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.


All rooms have a telephone with local service and voicemail. Dial 9 for an outside line. Incoming calls to the main switchboard (416-978-2522) are prompted to enter a 5-digit number to reach a residence room.  The 5-digit number of a residence room is the digit “2” followed by the room extension.  The room extension is the room number preceded by either a “4” (St. Hilda’s College Residence) or “6” (Trinity College Residence). If you are in a double with two phone sets, the second extension number for your room is the room number preceded by a “3” or “5”, respectively. The extension number appears on the screen of your phone set.  If you need to contact the Welcome Desk, dial “0” from your room phone.


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.




Questions? Contact:

Summer Residence
Office of the Dean of Students