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Junior Common Room at Trinity College

The Trinity College Junior Common Room

Whether you need a space for group study, grabbing a quick meal or snack, or just need somewhere to hang out between classes, we want you to feel at home at Trinity College.

Below is a list of community spaces for all our students – please be mindful of the purpose and use of these spaces for everyone’s enjoyment. At times, these spaces may be reserved for College events and other functions.

Are you a member of a Trinity College student organization looking to book one of these spaces for an event?  Check out our Clubs and Groups resources page or connect with the Assistant Dean of Students – Student Life for more information.

Not part of a Trinity group but looking to book space anyway?  Connect with our Event Services and Catering Team for more information about availability and rates.


Trinity College: 6 Hoskin Avenue - includes Strachan Hall, JCR, DCR, Chapel, the Quad

Strachan Hall: Strachan Hall serves at Trinity’s main dining hall and is one of the College’s main student hubs. The servery is open all day and food can be purchased via a residence meal plan or Trinity Flex dollars. During the academic year, Strachan Hall is also used for social events and College events, including Divinity Convocation. There is a Vertical C Lift, which provides accessible access from the main floor of Trinity College to Strachan Hall.

Junior Common Room (JCR): The JCR is located up the stairs to the left of Strachan Hall. An accessibility lift (stair platform lift) to the JCR is positioned beside the Vertical C Lift. The JCR is open for student use and hosts various student meetings and gatherings.

Divinity Common Room (DCR): The DCR is located on the main floor of Trinity, just down the hall from the Chapel. The DCR provides a common space for community members of the Faculty of Divinity. Students are welcome to use the room for study or group meetings, as well as to relax between classes. There is a mini fridge and a microwave available. At times, the DCR is separated into two separate spaces – the DCR-South and DCR-North. DCR-North may be booked for Faculty of Divinity or other events or meetings.

Divinity Heads’ Office: To reach the common room for the Divinity Co-Heads, exit the far back north door in Strachan Hall and then proceed down the hallway. The room is on your right.

Trinity College Chapel: located on the main floor of Trinity, when the Chapel is not in use, members of the community are welcome to enter for quiet reflection or to listen to the renowned Trinity Chapel Choir rehearse.

Residence Common Rooms: There are residence common rooms located throughout Trinity College and St Hildas. These spaces are bookable space for residence students.

The Trinity Gym: The gym is located in the basement of Trinity College, on the North side. When available, a key may be signed out from the Welcome Desk.

The Quadrangle: The Quad is at the centre of Trinity College and a beautiful location for socializing and hanging out. At times, student events are held in this space, including the Trinity College Dramatic Society’s Shakespeare in the Quad performance.

Gerald Larkin Building: 15 Devonshire Place - includes The Buttery, Student Government Office

The Buttery: Located on the main floor of the Gerald Larkin Building, The Buttery has a lounge area, comfortable eating area and a cafeteria (servery). The Buttery is a popular place to gather for meals, to study and to socialize. The building is wheelchair accessible. A water fountain (with bottle refill station) and microwave are available in The Buttery.

Multi-Faith Prayer Space: At the west end of The Buttery, you will find a small discrete space for students hoping to engage in prayer or self reflection between classes.

St. Hilda’s College: 44 Devonshire Place - includes Wellness Space (Abbott Room), Adams Room, Stedman Library, Melinda Seaman Hall, NRAC/Commuter Common Room

Abbott Room (Wellness Space): Located in the front hall of St. Hilda’s College, the Abbott Room is a student-focused wellness space. Students are encouraged to pop-by, check out the book and games libraries, and utilize the space. Students are also able to book the Abbott Room for Trinity clubs or groups by contacting the Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants at wellnessassistant@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Adams Room: Once the St. Hilda’s College Chapel, this room is located across from Stedman Library. It’s a really nice place to study quietly with friends, and many different boards/clubs use it as a meeting space.

Stedman Library: At the end of the north hall of St. Hilda’s College is the library. The Stedman Library is a charming study space with leather couches and books where it’s easy to be warm and cozy. It’s known as a silent study space.

Melinda Seaman Hall: Just down the hall from the Abbott Room, Melinda Seaman is available throughout the day as an informal study and meeting space.

Student Government Office : In the basement on the South side of St Hilda’s you’ll find the Student Governance and Groups Office.  Stop by to see your elected student leaders during office hours to to shoot a game of pool!

Student Government Office for Non-Resident Affairs Community (NRAC) and Commuter Common Room: Through a door in the back of Melinda Seamen, you can find the office for the Co-Heads of NRAC. The space serves as the commuter common room (although all students, resident and non-resident, are welcome), and is open for meetings, studying and socializing