Available from December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Most U of T residences close during the winter break. If you need temporary accommodations, check out the winter break list below.

U of T residences open during winter break

University of Toronto St. George

Chestnut Residence
  • Current Chestnut residents only
  • Must apply by Dec. 10
  • $400/two-week period
  • No meal plan
  • No guests
  • Limited staffing
New College Residence
  • Current New College residents only
  • $25/night
  • Confirm with your residence office by Nov. 30
  • No meal plan
  • Limited staffing
Trinity College Residence
  • Current Trinity residents only
  • Contact the Office of the Dean of Students to apply
  • $100/night, up to a maximum of $300
  • No meal plan
  • Limited staffing
University College Residence
  • Current University College residents only

  • Residents can submit an application on the UC website

  • $25/night

  • No meal plan

  • Limited staffing, limited service

St. Michael's College Residence
  • Current St. Mike’s residents only
  • Must apply by Nov. 29
  • $600/two-week period
  • No meal plan
  • No guests
  • Limited staffing

University of Toronto Mississauga

  • Current UTM residents only
  • Visit UTM Winter Break Housing for information on how to apply
  • Deadline to apply with no charge: Nov. 9. Extended deadline to apply with $100 charge is: Dec. 14
  • No meal plan; limited staffing


University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Current UTSC residents only
  • Contact your residence office to apply
  • $275/two-week term
  • No meal plan; limited staffing

U of T residences closed during winter break

University of Toronto St. George

  • Innis College Residence
  • Loretto College Residence
  • Victoria College Residence
  • Woodsworth College Residence 

Off-campus accommodations

If you need to stay in Toronto over the Winter Break and your residence is closed, consider an off-campus accommodation.

You can book to stay one of the hotels below, or check out BlogTO's list of the best hostels in Toronto. Finding accommodations via Airbnb or homestays are also options, just make sure to practice safe staying!

Alexandra Hotel

77 Ryerson Ave. | 416-504-2121 | reservations@alexandrahotel.com

Rates: Rates: $89/night; $249/night (New Years Eve) + 17.52% Tax  *Student Discounted Rate*

Amenities: A/C; parking avail. at $7/night; cable TV and wireless internet; free local calls; ensuite bathroom; coin-laundry; kitchenette; daily housekeeping; non-smoking

Transit: short walk to numerous streetcars; 15 min walk to campus


Spadina 11 Guesthouse

Spadina 11 Guesthouse

11 Spadina Rd. | 647-882-3313 | elevenspadina@gmail.com

Rates: $75 – $95/night; $490 – $600/week

Amenities: wireless internet, paid street parking avail.; free local calls; coin-laundry; microwave and mini-fridge; daily housekeeping; private or shared bathroom; common kitchen on main floor; non-smoking

Transit: located at Spadina subway station; 2 min walk to campus


Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

30 Carlton St. | 416-977-6655 | d.gomes@hitorontodowntown.ca

Rates: $130 – $147/night; $204/night on Dec 31 (+tax; subject to availability, premium rates may apply)

Amenities: private washroom, wireless internet, coin-op laundry, parking on site for additional $30, rooftop terrace, indoor pool and fitness centre, lounge, in-house restaurant with room service, convenience shop, within 10 minutes of hundreds of restaurants

Transit: located at College subway station, 20 minute walk to campus