Living in residence is an important part of the university experience for many students. Residence is a place to develop life skills and lasting friendships.
For students leaving home for the first time, living in residence is a comfortable first step to successful independence. Residence rooms are equipped with wireless internet, cable services and free long distance calling within Canada. Each residence has shared study areas, TV lounges, laundry facilities and snack machines. Quiet hours are in place every day for study and sleep. Upper campus is patrolled 24/7 by full-time security staff while a dedicated security staff member is in the Forest Hill residence between 10 pm and 6 am. Each residence has a Residence Advisor is on duty from 8 pm to 8 am every day.
Harrington, Vanier, and Holy Cross are located on the main campus and offer students convenient access to classes, faculty offices, the library, fitness centre, study spaces, and other frequently used student facilities.
Recently renovated, Harrington includes mostly double rooms and a few single rooms with shared washrooms. Hallway wings will be gender specific. There are designated commons spaces such as study rooms and social lounges throughout the building that are accessible to all students. The ground level of Harrington is designed for accessibility offering a number of barrier free rooms and accessible friendly washroom and bathroom. Harrington Hall is located directly adjacent to George Martin Hall, giving residents easy access to the main dining hall on campus.
Vanier Hall is our newly renovated space with mostly double rooms and a few single rooms. Each wing will have shared multi-stall and private-stall washrooms. Hallway wings will be mixed gender. Each floor will have access to a common lounge. Vanier is located on the opposite side of George Martin Hall and offers close proximity to the main dining hall, study spaces, classrooms, the fitness centre, faculty offices, the Vanier parking lot, and more.
Holy Cross House
Holy Cross is our only all-female residence at St. Thomas. It is our smallest house on campus, Holy Cross House is located in the upper courtyard of campus. The two sides of the building are dedicated to residence rooms, while the inside of the building houses faculty offices, classrooms, and the university chapel. Students living in Holy Cross House have a shared kitchen space: residents share a bathroom with students from their wings. The house is adjacent to the Holy Cross House parking lot.
Windsor Street Housing
Windsor Street Residences are houses operated by the university for upper-year students. Each house consists of individual bedrooms and shared kitchen, living areas and washrooms. Students are also supported by a Residence Coordinator to help ensure safety and community development. Students are responsible for the cleanliness and general maintenance of individual rooms and community space.
796 Windsor St. – Split-level house. The upstairs unit has four bedrooms and a spacious living room with a deck off the back of the house. Also includes a kitchen, a bathroom and a conveniently placed stand up washer and dryer. The downstairs unit includes four bedrooms, a bathroom and an open kitchen and living room concept.
820 Windsor St. – Four-bedroom house with spacious kitchen, dining room and living room. All four bedrooms and the bathroom are located upstairs. Washing machine and dryer are located in the basement.
826 Windsor St. – Five-bedroom house with fenced in backyard. Spacious kitchen and separate dining room. Good size living room with hard wood floors. Bedrooms are located upstairs as well as the main bathroom. One small bathroom (no shower or tub) is located on the main floor and half bath (shower only) is located in the basement near the washer and dryer.
860 Windsor St. – Four-bedroom house with spacious kitchen, dining room and living room. Washing machine and dryer are located in the basement.
866 Windsor St. – Three-bedroom house with all bedrooms located on the main floor as well as the kitchen and dining room. Spacious living room. Bathroom with shower and bathtub is also located on the main floor. Bachelor apartment (reserved for Residence Life staff) located in the basement. Small, quaint open living area. Includes a bathroom with shower and bathtub.
872 Windsor St. – Six-bedroom house. Two bedrooms are located on the main floor while the other four are located in the basement. Two full bathrooms are located on each floor. Spacious kitchen and dining area. Large, cozy living room.