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Covid-19 Information and Updates

On this page, you will find current information about how Woodsworth College Residence is implementing health & safety guidelines from the University of Toronto to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This page is subject to change and represents the most current information and policies of Woodsworth College Residence regarding COVID-19; however, it does not replace existing University of Toronto policy. This page is updated regularly by the Residence Office staff.

If you are a current resident or inquiring about 2022 Summer Residence, please email, or phone (416) 623-1685 x 2000. You can also view our Summer Residence FAQ page for answers to common inquiries. 

For inquiries about the 2022-2023 academic year and Woodsworth College Residence, we ask that you review our COVID-19 FAQ below, our Future Residents FAQ page, or email

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a current resident of Woodsworth College and I feel sick. What should I do?

If you suspect that you are ill, please self-isolate and follow public health guidelines, and the advice of your healthcare provider. We ask that you inform the Residence Office by completing this form, or go to, so that we can provide support to you during this time.

What supports and resources are available to current residents?

In addition to a curated set of virtual and-in person social programming by the Residence Don team, the Woodsworth College Residence Front Desk is available 24 hours a day. Please call 416-623-1685 ext 2000. Or simply dial extension 2000 from your residence phone. The Front Desk Porter will be able to connect you with the Don on Duty, the Assistant Dean, Residence Life, or another college staff member.

In addition, the University of Toronto hosts a range of additional resources that are available to students who may be experiencing challenges related to health and wellness.

These include:

Navi, the University of Toronto's Mental Health Wayfinder 

U of T My Student Support Program (My SSP): 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578. Culturally-competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for all U of T students.

Good2Talk Student Helpline: 1-866-925-5454. Professional counselling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and student well-being.

What amenities are open in the Residence presently? 

Due to health & safety guidelines from the University of Toronto, the following amenities are have strict capacity limits:

– Residence Common Spaces (including study space and television rooms)
– William Waters Lounge
– Meeting Room

The laundry room and bike storage room remain open and accessible to current residents. The Exercise room is closed.

Masks are required in all common spaces, including elevators, hallways, and common rooms. Capacity limits are posted are posted at the entrance to all common spaces.

Is Woodsworth College Residence currently open?

As with all University of Toronto buildings, Woodsworth Residence has restricted access and is currently open to vaccinated residents and registered guests. The administrative office remains open Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. We kindly ask that you email or phone us at (416) 623-1685 with your inquiries, rather than visit in person at this time.

What is Woodsworth College Residence doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the building?

Apart from frequently cleaning high-traffic areas of our building, Woodsworth College Residence has implemented a range of safety precautions in our building, including: capacity limits in common spaces; restrictions on guest access, posting signage demarcating occupancy limits and to help facilitate physical distancing of at least 2m in hallways and elevators; and mandatory mask-wearing in public and high-traffic areas of our building at all times.

We continue to follow best practices from public health authorities and consistently review the latest guidelines from the University of Toronto and the City of Toronto.