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SMC Residence

Residence Buildings and Amenities

All rooms at SMC come with these basics:

  • single bed
  • dresser/closet
  • shelving
  • desk & chair
  • landline phone service and high-speed internet
  • swipe card security access
  • wastepaper basket
  • cable television wiring (cable must be purchased through Rogers cable)
  • double rooms will have 2 of each amenity

All Houses (or floors) at SMC are same-sex, and come with:

  • A common room with television
  • Shared washrooms
  • Laundry facilities

There are 4 residence buildings at SMC:

Sorbara Hall, Emsley Hall, the Queen's Park building, and the Historic Houses.

Sorbara HallSorbara Hall Student Residence

Opened: September 2001

Population: primarily undergraduate population, with one graduate wing.

Room Size: 11’ x 14'

Extra Room Amenities: air conditioning, sink in each room.

Building Amenities: Five separate "Houses.” Building also includes music room, aerobics room, and bike storage.

Special Characteristics: Often requested by upper year students, Sorbara has many students in each house, but has a reputation as a quieter building.

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Elmsley HallElmsley Hall

Opened: 1957

Population: Primarily freshmen residents with some upper year students.

Room Size: 17.5' x 10'

Building Amenities: Five separate “Houses.” Also located in Elmsley Hall are our 24-hour Study Space, Mailroom, and 24-hour Security Desk.

Special Characteristics: Affectionately nicknamed "the bunker" for its infamous 16 inch thick walls, Elmsley is a favourite for many students and known for its very close-knit freshmen floors.

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Queen's Park Building: Teefy, Fisher & More Houses

Opened: 1936

Population: Primarily freshmen.

Room Size: Varies considerably according to location and double vs. single

Room Amenities: The basics listed above

Building Amenities: The basics listed above.

Special Characteristics: Built on the model of Oxford and Cambridge, the Queen's Park Building is divided into three undergraduate houses: Fisher, More and Teefy House. Fisher and Teefy house female students, while More houses male students.

More and Fisher Houses are known for their extremely close-knit communities and energetic participation in residence life, particularly in Dean's Cup sporting events. Both Houses are also known for many long-standing traditions that are maintained every year.

Teefy House is located at the south end of the building. Located on the top floor and consisting of only 9 rooms, Teefy offers a scholarly & tranquil environment.

The Historic Houses:

McCorkell House House 96

Sullivan House House 2

Gilson and Maritain Houses House 6&8

Opened: 1890 - 1910 (Substantially renovated in 2008)

Population: Mixture of freshmen and senior students.

Room Size: Varies considerably according to single or double and individual buildings.

Room Amenities: Air conditioning

Building Amenities: Three distinct Victoria-era houses.

Special Characteristics: Located on Toronto's first sub-division, these Victorian houses were built as private homes at the turn of the century but were gradually acquired by St Michael's for College use. House 2 and House 96, which house female students, are relatively small, holding about 14 students each. Many of the double rooms also contain fireplaces (not in use any longer). House 2, which houses male students, was also home to former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin during his time at St Mike's while House 96 was home to the offices of world-renowned philosopher Marshall McLuhan.