Situated on the east side of campus and spanning more than 12 acres, St. Michael’s is one of the largest colleges at the University of Toronto and provides students a veritable oasis within the bustle of downtown Toronto. Founded in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers, St. Mike’s is rich in both history and tradition and boasts some of the most impressive architecture on the St. George campus. St. Mike’s proudly celebrates its Catholic identity and enthusiastically welcomes students of all backgrounds and faith traditions who want to participate in its community.
The St. Mike’s Residence is organized to help students to pursue their degrees in a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment. The residence operation provides accommodation to 568 students within five buildings that range from older Victoria-style homes, to larger more modern structures. St. Mike’s welcomes both male and female students, however all individual residence houses are single-sex. The College also has visiting hours that require guests to leave residence by 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and 12:30 a.m. on weekends.
Convenience – Our residence is just steps away from your classes, as well as all of the other unique opportunities that U of T’s urban campus has to offer.
Experience – Enjoy the independence of living on your own in the heart of downtown Toronto, but with a support network to help guide you through the transition.
Support – Each house has its own ‘don’ who is responsible for fostering community, promoting social and academic events, and enforcing residence rules.
Community – Our community promotes active participation in a variety of ways that foster a supportive environment of friendship and well-being.
Living at St. Mike’s
SMC has 5 different residence buildings:
SMC offers diverse all you-care-to-eat meal plans. Residents choose either a 5-day or 7-day meal plan and eat in the Canada Room, St. Mike’s beautiful dining hall.
Applying to St. Mike’s
*New student applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will open on March 1st, 2016*
*Returning student applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will open on February 17th, 2016*
As vacancies may arise later in the summer or during the actual academic year, we encourage students interested in SMC Residence to apply to our waitlist. Join our waitlist.
Want to live at SMC in the summer during the months of May to August? Learn more about summer housing.
Fees & Policies
Residents must sign-up for the entire academic session from September to April. Fees include the room and meal plan. Check out our fee schedule.
Everyone admitted to SMC Residence must accept the terms of the 2016-2017 Residence Agreement, agreeing to abide by the following:
SMC Residence is managed by the Office of the Dean Students. Meet the residence team.
Dons live in residence and supervice the residence houses while helping students transition into university life. Learn more about the dons.
St. Mike’s Residence Council are the elected representatives of all students living in residence and coordinate a variety of events and initiatives. Learn more about the SMRC.
Take a Tour
Want to see why SMC Residence is the place to be? Come to one of our drop-in tours!
*Beginning Wednesday May 18th and ending Friday August 12th, 2016*
Wednesdays – 1:15pm
Fridays – 1:15pm