Student Rooms What to BringFloor PlansThemed Floors and Living Learning Communities

Chestnut Residence provides students with the following:

  •  1 Double sized bed per student
  • 1 Desk and Desk Chair per student
  • 1 Dresser per room
  • 1 Armoire in double rooms
  • 1 Closet per room
  • Curtains for the room
  • Shower curtain in the bathroom
  • Telephone (internal & local calls provided – a phone card will be needed for long distance calls)
  • Waste and Recycling Bins
  • Smoke Detector & battery

 

The photos below are actual student rooms. Bedding and decorations are not provided by Chestnut.

 

 

 

Have Questions about Student Rooms? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Bedding and a favourite pillow (Chestnut Residence provides Double sized beds)
  • Mattress Cover
  • Favourite books, movies, pictures
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Decorations – posters, plants, photos, etc.
  • Sticky-tack adhesive or poster tabs for decorations (no nails or tacks!)
  • Storage boxes for your room (there is no extra storage in the residence)
  • Laundry bag and HE (High Efficiency) washing machine detergent

You can pre-order bedding, bath linens, and closet storage from:

You might also want to bring:

  • A small fridge for your room
  • Ear plugs or eye masks for sleeping
  • TV (Residence rooms are not equipped with cable)
  • Semi-formal wear
  • Winter clothing

What NOT to bring:

    • Items that promote unsafe alcohol consumption (e.g. drinking games or drinking game tables, funnels, kegs or any other drinking paraphernalia).
    • Any illegal substances, non-prescribed drugs/narcotics, or drug paraphernalia (including hookahs, bongs, pipes, e-cigarettes and vaporizers etc.)
    • Candles, incense, potpourri etc.
    • Large stereos, sub-woofers or DJ equipment.
    • Valuables  (Chestnut does not have storage safes so valuables are kept at one’s own risk.)
    • Extra Furniture (Students are also not permitted to add or remove any furniture from rooms.)
    • Any item with an open element (e.g. hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens) as well as microwave ovens and electric kettles and coffee makers (there is a communal fridge and microwave on each floor).
    • Weapons are restricted. Items worn for religious purposes or used for extracurricular activities such as martial arts require advanced permission from the Residence Office.
    • Pets (dogs, cats, fish, lizards, hamsters etc.).


 

All-Gender Student Communities
(4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 25th floors)
These communities are open to all-genders and students studying any academic discipline at the University of Toronto. Students interested in getting to know the broader university community and engaging with students from all disciplines are recommended to select one of these communities. Rooms are single gender*.
Men-only Community
(5th Floor)
This community is single-gender by floor and by individual rooms. Residents of this floor are mostly in undergraduate programs.
Intercultural Experience Community (7th Floor) This community is for students who are interested in shared experiences and appreciation for diversity and culture, and is meant to bring together students who are interested in intercultural learning. International and domestic students alike are encouraged to participate in this community which hopes to engage in culture and diversity in fun and meaningful ways through activities that may include cultural celebrations, themed meal nights, film screenings, and more.
Woodsworth College Community (10th Floor) Students on this floor will have the opportunity to meet, learn, study, and live together with other Woodsworth College students. There will be many opportunities for students to stay connected to and be a part of Woodsworth College events and activities.
Engineering Communities (11th, 16th, and 24th Floors) Students on these floors are all Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering students. The idea is that residents on these floors share classes and their living space. They are designed to give residents more opportunities to make friends, learn, study together, and support each other through some of the challenges of starting University. These are all-gender floors.
Life Sciences Community (15th Floor) This community is a great option for students enrolled in Life Science programs. It is an environment that connects students who may have similar courses, and is designed to give students opportunities to make friends, learn, study together, and support one another through the challenges that they may face in first year university. Many first year Life Science students are enrolled in introductory courses in Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.
Health and Wellness Community (18th Floor) This floor is for students from any discipline who are interested in participating in a community that promotes a balanced lifestyle. This community is for students who want to learn about and participate in athletics, recreation, and healthy living with activities that could include nutrition programs, fitness classes, intramural sports, mindfulness meditation, and more!
Arts and Culture Community (20th Floor) This community is for students from any discipline who are interested in all forms of creative expression and discovery in an environment that engages student learning and complements their academic life. Taking advantage of Chestnut Residence’s central downtown location, this community will provide opportunities for students to engage in artistic and cultural exploration of Toronto, as well as activities in residence which encourage creativity.
Humanities and Social Sciences Community (22nd Floor)

 

This community is a great option for students enrolled in Humanities and Social Science programs. It is an environment that connects students who may have similar courses, and is designed to give students opportunities to make friends, learn, study together, and support one another through the challenges that they may face in first year university. Many first year Humanities and Social Science students are enrolled in introductory courses in Anthropology, Political Science, International Relations, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, Geography, English, History, Equity Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Languages, and more.
Female-only Community (23rd Floor) This community is single-gender by floor and by individual rooms. Residents of this floor are mostly in undergraduate programs.
Quiet Living Community (26th and 27th Floor) This community is designed for students who are committed to respecting schedules around effective studying and sleeping. This community has extended quiet hours which start earlier than our building-wide quiet hours. Students living here should recognize that this is a quieter-than-average environment, but that it is still a residence community that strives to promote social interaction and cooperative living. Participation in the community is required for residents to maintain the standard of living for their floor.

* Please note that the 27th floor is only accessible by a set of stairs from the 26th floor and is not directly accessible by elevator.

*If you identify as trans, we’d like you to contact our office , so that we may initiate a dialogue with you concerning what you see as your specific needs and interests in terms of your housing arrangement.