The Innis Residence is a community that places a high value on individual and collective responsibility, on co-operation, on a concern for others, and on creating an atmosphere conducive to learning. Life in Residence requires a commitment from everyone: the welfare and development of the community are as important as the welfare and development of each student who lives in it. Our residents come from different Faculties at the University, and from different locations within Ontario, Canada and the globe. Each resident has a unique background and personal history. This diversity is respected, as it is one of our highest values. Overall, Innis Residence endeavors to provide an environment where its members may continue to work on academic and personal growth and development.
All residents live in private, single bedrooms within a shared, air-conditioned suite. Each suite includes 4 – 5 private bedrooms, a full kitchen (including a refrigerator, microwave, and stove), a furnished living room, and 1 ½ or 2 private washrooms. All windows in the suite and bedrooms include blinds. Each bedroom is carpeted and comes with a twin bed (mattress included), a desk with shelves, a desk chair, and ample closet and storage space.
*Please note that due to COVID-19, a number of our common rooms are closed. Please review the COVID-19 Information and Updates page for more information. *
All residents have access to a gym, a music room with a piano, study rooms with whiteboards, and social lounges with TV, games, and more.
Coin-less pay-per-use washers and dryers are available in shared laundry rooms located throughout the building.
Common areas of the Residence are cleaned and sanitized by our Cleaning Staff throughout the year. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own shared suite spaces and bedrooms.
All efforts are made to ensure the safety and security of everyone staying at Innis Residence. The Residence Front Desk is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a number of professional and para-professional live-in residence staff are available in case of an emergency. Innis Residence uses a unique key-card system and your key is the only one that will let you into your room. Only residents and their signed-in guests can gain access beyond the lobby. We also provide free locked bicycle storage.
There is a metered underground parking lot beneath Innis Residence that can be used for move-in, visiting, or for students wishing to park their cars long-term (long-term parking passes may be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services). There are other parking lots in the area as well as metered parking spaces on nearby streets.
Innis Residence is centrally located to public transportation, grocery stores, malls, restaurants, and coffee shops! You can find some of the popular destinations for our residents on this map.