Summer 2024 bookings are now open! Book your stay today.

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About Us

Our summer accommodations are housed out of the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre, a university student residence that is fully managed and operated by the University of Toronto.

a different kind of stay

A unique type of accommodation

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We keep things simple, so you can spend your time and money exploring the city.

Our comfortable hotel-style rooms

offer the basic essentials.


Our regulations, rights and responsibilities policy, along with on-site 24/7 security, creates a welcoming space to call home while you visit and discover Toronto.

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Stay with confidence. As a fully managed and operated University of Toronto property, our community is built on a commitment to diversity, accessibility, and safety. 

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Chestnut Residence

Originally opening in 1972 as the “Holiday Inn Downtown” hotel, the building was purchased by the University of Toronto in 2003 and converted into a student residence with over 700 rooms.

Throughout the academic year (September – April) the building is home to University of Toronto students, and in the summer months (May – August), the building offers summer accommodations to the general public, students and travellers from all over the world!

St. George campus


An historical landmark

The University of Toronto’s St. George campus is a vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Toronto. Home to many of the city’s architectural landmarks and beautiful green spaces, it’s a great spot to spend the day exploring. Learn more about the must-see places on campus!  

Your Toronto getaway is waiting.

Summer accommodations at the University of Toronto Chestnut Residence.