Front DeskSecurityHousekeepingMaintenanceResNet Internet InformationTelephone
  • Open daily 7 am – 11 pm
  • Forward calls to residence rooms, issue guest passes
  • Manage lost and found, service request forms, and music room keys
  • Receive registered mail and packages

Community safety is the shared commitment and responsibility of all staff and students at Chestnut Residence. The following systems are in place to keep our residence as safe as possible:

Security Staff

  • On duty 24/7
  • Patrol common areas and building exterior
  • Check for key cards and guest passes
  • Attend to emergencies

Keys / Guests

  • Key cards and guest passes must be shown each time you pass the security desk
  • Key card required to open your room door and to operate elevators
  • Guests must show photo ID and be signed in
  • You are responsible for your guests at all times

Don-on-Duty – (416) 791-0420

  • On duty every night from 8 pm – 8 am
  • Completes rounds of student floors and ensures quiet hours are respected
  • Carries a cell phone and responds to student emergencies

WalkSmart Service

  • Available 7 Days a week/365 from dusk until dawn.
  • Call 416-978-SAFE (7233) any time to arrange for patrollers to come to your location during service hours. It is also possible to arrange for regular walks with the same pick up location and time each week. For prompt service calling in advance is recommended. WalkSmart will escort students to any building on the St. George Campus, including Chestnut Residence, as well as surrounding TTC locations.


  • call the Don-on-Duty (416) 791-0420
  • call Front Desk – dial 0 from any residence room
  • call Security – dial 3560 from any room
  • 911 should be called only in the following cases:
    • a life threatening emergency – e.g. someone is choking
    • there is a fire in the building
    • a significant crime is in PROGRESS – e.g. assault
    • an immediate threat to life

Each room is cleaned weekly by a member of our housekeeping staff. Your housekeeping schedule will be given to you at the beginning of the year. In order to prepare for housekeeping to clean your room, please keep in mind the following things:

  • Remove personal belongings from the floor so that they are able to vacuum the space. This includes any cables that might be in the way, and it is recommended that you keep your shoes tucked away as well.
  • Your bathroom tub, toilet, and sink will be cleaned, and the available counter spaced will be cleaned as well, so long as housekeeping does not have to move any items. You are welcome to clear your counter if you would like it cleaned entirely.
  • If you have any questions about cleaning please speak to your regular cleaning staff or to your Residence Don.

We have a dedicated team of in house maintenance staff that are here to help support the needs of students in their physical spaces. Maintenance requests can be submitted at any time on the Chestnut Residence Portal, and will be addressed in order of priority.

For an immediate maintenance emergency students can contact the front desk in order to request service.

Wireless internet is now available throughout the building on the University of Toronto network, and we also offer a hardware for a high speed wired connection if students so desire.

Your Internet Access
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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
5-8pm 5-8pm 5-8pm 5-8pm 5-8pm 5-8pm 5-8pm

  *Alternating weeks (Closed on statutory holidays)

  • Available in each room
  • All local calls included
  • Voicemail account for each student
  • Set up your voicemail account as soon as you move in

Students Spaces

UrbanThe HearthThe LookoutStudy CommonsCommunity CentreLaundry RoomGymDance StudioMusic Rooms
Watch tv, socialize, play foosball or pool. This space is used for social activities and events for students, and is located on the main floor of the building.
A social studying space with couches and individual studying stations located on the main floor.
Watch tv, study, grab a snack or take in the amazing views from the 27th floor.
Offering quiet 24 hour study space to students. This space is proctored by upper year students for six weeks prior to both the fall and winter exam periods.
Located on the concourse level with spaces for the Chestnut Residence Council, programming resource room, and 2 bookable group project rooms.
Open 24/7 with pay-per-use washers and dryers. Machines are operated with a loadable laundry card.
Basic workout facility with cardio machines, free weights and universal machines.
Moderately sized studio with hardwood floors, mirrors, and balance bars.
5 music rooms for student use, with 2 pianos and 1 drum set available.