Moving In:

When may I move in?

We will start checking students in at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2019, as per the schedule indicated below.  Please remember to bring photo I.D. to pick up your keys from the Wilson Lounge (Wilson Hall, 40 Willcocks St.).  We really like to have everyone fully moved in and loved ones on their way home by 2 p.m. – this allows students to start getting to know their new residence and people around them. We’ve got lots planned for the evening, so you won’t want to miss it!

We recognize that everyone is travelling from different places, and the allotted time may not be possible for you. That’s okay – we’ll be ready when you get here. The move-in schedule is as follows, and  simply helps us spread out the arrival of people to make it easier for all – including drivers who need to find a place to park!

Move In Date – Sunday, September 1, 2019

9am to 2pm

Our well-trained don team, as well as several senior students, will be on hand when you move into residence. A member of our “Meet-and-Greet” team will gladly show you to your room and answer any questions you may have.

Each building has several carts to help you with your move, but if you have your own, you may wish to bring it. The carts may be obtained from the Front Desk. Please keep in mind that move-in day is extremely busy and the carts will be in high demand, so be patient.

On move-in day, unloading zones will be set up along the streets in front the three buildings. Please respect others’ needs and move your car as soon as your belongings are unloaded. There is some metered parking in the area, and you will be given a map when you arrive with University lots highlighted. Parking in downtown Toronto is always a challenge, but we will do our best to direct you to possible locations.

The last day to check in is Monday, September 9th, 2019. If, for some reason, you won’t be able to move in by this date, please contact our office immediately, as financial conditions will apply.

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What do I need to bring?

Most rooms are small but cozy. They are fully furnished so all you need to supply are the things to make your room feel more like home:

  • bed linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, comforter, etc.)
  • toiletries (including towels, washcloths, shower shoes, etc.)
  • clothes hangers, thumb tacks (for bulletin boards), posters, sticky tack (no nails or screws please)
  • computer and power bar (see ResNet section for internet connection information)
  • alarm clock (strong enough to take abuse!)
  • radio/stereo (no sub-woofers, please!)
  • mugs and dishes for late night study breaks
  • laundry supplies
  • plants
  • bike (all bikes must be stored in the bike storage rooms or on the bike racks outside each building)

Fridge rentals – Campus Fridge Rentals is the exclusive supplier to New College Residents. Staff will be on hand during the move-in period in September and will deliver the fridge to your room and arrange to pick it up in April/May. Pre-orders are advised and made via email at: rlpsales@rogers.com

Linen salesResidence Linens offers 10 collections at an affordable price, delivered to your residence room before your arrival.

Prohibited Items

  • Sub-woofers
  • Wireless routers
  • Halogen lamps
  • Waterbeds
  • Large refrigerators (Over 5 cubic feet)
  • Hot plates or indoor grills
  • Pets of any kind (cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, fish, etc.)
  • Heating equipment (such as a space heater) or any device that might overload the electric circuits (anything exceeding 12 amps)
  • Cooking appliances (i.e. kettle, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, popcorn maker, toaster, toaster oven, microwave)*you may use these appliances in the Common Kitchen space ONLY. 
  • Candles,  incense, and smoking materials (we are smoke-free)
  • Any firearms, ammunition, air guns/rifles, fireworks, prohibited weapons, offensive weapons, slingshots, explosives, illicit drugs and narcotics

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How do I get there?

New College Residences are located on the west side of the University of Toronto campus, between College Street and Bloor Street West. The Spadina subway station is located on the corner of Bloor Street West and Spadina; the 510 Spadina streetcar has a stop at Willcocks Street.

Campus Map

Arriving by Car
Arriving by Plane
Arriving by Bus or Train

Directions using Google Maps: Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall, 45 Willcocks

Arriving By Car

From the Southwest – Detroit, Windsor, Chatham, London, Kitchener-Waterloo

  1. Take Highway 401 east to Highway 427
  2. Take Highway 427 south to the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way)
  3. Take QEW east to the Gardiner Expressway East.
  4. Take the Spadina Avenue exit and turn left onto Spadina Ave.
  5. Go north on Spadina until you reach Willcocks Street (1st light north of College Street) or Classic Avenue (1 block north of light)


From the Golden Horseshoe – Buffalo, Fort Erie, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Oakville

  1. Take QEW east to the Gardiner Expressway East.
  2. Take the Spadina Avenue exit and turn left onto Spadina Ave.
  3. Go north on Spadina until you reach Willcocks Street (1st light north of College Street) or Classic Avenue (1 block north of light)


From the East – Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville

  1. Take Highway 401 west to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP)
  2. Take DVP south to and travel south to the Bloor Street exit.
  3. As you approach Bloor Street from the exit ramp, stay to the right and turn right (west) onto Bloor Street.
  4. Travel west along Bloor Street.
  5. Turn left (south) at Huron Street – one block west of St. George Street.
  6. Travel south on Huron Street across Harbord Street to Willcocks St.
  7. Turn right (west) on Willcocks.
  • The main entrance to Wilson Hall is at 40 Willcocks St., just east of Spadina Avenue on your right.
  • The main entrance to 45 Willcocks Street is directly across the street from Wilson Hall, up the stairs.
  • To get to Wetmore Hall, 21 Classic Ave, turn right on Spadina Ave from Willcocks. Classic Ave is a one-block street, the first on your right, and the entrance to Wetmore Hall (21 Classic Ave) is about half way along, once again on your right (Classic Ave is one-way with no access from Huron St.).

Please note: You cannot make a left-hand turn on to either Willcocks or Classic if you are travelling south on Spadina Avenue.


Arriving By Plane

If you are arriving by plane at Pearson International Airport, you have several options:

  • Taxi: Located immediately outside any of the airport terminals on the Arrivals Level. The trip downtown could take from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic. The cost will be from $45 to $55 (ask for a flat rate).
  • UP Express: The Union Pearson Express is a train that takes you downtown to Union Station for less than $15.  From there you can transfer to either a taxi or take Public Transit (TTC) to Spadina station. The trip takes only 25 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes, 19.5 hours a day.
  • Public Transportation (TTC): Take the 192 Airport Rocket to Kipling Station. It runs every 20 minutes and departs from Terminal 3, Arrival Level and Terminal 1 Ground Level. The cost is $3.25 CDN. From Kipling Station, take the eastbound train; Spadina Station is 13 stops away.


Arriving By Bus or Train

  • Bus: Buses arrive at the downtown Toronto Bus Terminal at Bay Street and Dundas Street. You can board the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Dundas St. streetcar on the north side of Dundas Street. Fare is $3.25. Obtain a transfer from the streetcar driver when you pay for your fare so you can transfer to another streetcar at no additional cost. Travel west and get off at Spadina Avenue. Wait for the Spadina Avenue streetcar north to Willcocks Street (the first stop past College Street). Wilson Hall is on the north-east corner, 45 Willcocks on the south-east corner. To get to Wetmore Hall, walk north to Classic Avenue, the next street, and turn right.
  • Train: Trains arrive at Union Station. Follow signage to the TTC streetcar. Fare is $3.25. Take the Spadina Streetcar #510 which will proceed south to Queen’s Quay and then north along Spadina Avenue. Get off at Willcocks Street (the first stop past College Street). Wilson Hall is on the north-east corner, 45 Willcocks on the south-east corner. To get to Wetmore Hall, walk north to Classic Avenue, the next street, and turn right.