Application Process

In addition to the standard application process, there are also additional requirements you will need to consider.

Accommodations & Housing

There are many hotels located in downtown Toronto. We would advise choosing a hotel that is in close proximity to public transportation, especially the subway, for more convenient travel to and from the school. Please contact these hotels directly or use your favourite search engine for best available rates.

Short Term

Eleven On Spadina Inn Toronto

Conveniently located in Central Toronto (Downtown), next to Spadina Subway Station.

Best Western Roehampton Hotel

The hotel is situated 5 minutes from Yonge Street and a subway station, allowing you to conveniently travel downtown should you wish to do some sightseeing.

When booking your stay at the Best Western Roehampton please mention Bonnie Gordon School to receive a 10% discount off the best available rate.

The University of Toronto Temporary Accommodation List

This Student Housing Service offers information about temporary housing located near the downtown St. George campus. The listings are located close to campus and are easily accessible by public transit.

This list has many types of accommodations including hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and inns, hostels and more.

Quaint Mid-Town Toronto Guestroom

Apartment – Private room · Lawrence Ave, Toronto, 1 M6M 4K6, Canada

Best Value 2 – Bedroom in Toronto

Apartment – Entire home/apt · Weston Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 3R9, Canada

This apartment is by far the most cost effective way to stay in Toronto if you are travelling with family, friends, or a group of people.

Single Bedroom at Caledonia & Lawrence

The apartment is located in a quiet, pleasant neighbourhood – steps away from buses on both Caledonia Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West, and minutes from the Lawrence Avenue West Station on the Spadina subway line (the Lawrence Avenue West 52A bus travels direct to Pearson Airport). You are conveniently located in a very central area of Toronto.

Long Term

For students wishing to stay for longer periods of time like those enrolled in the Designer Cakes Certificate Programme, there are many options to look into. Some of these options are listed below.

The University of Toronto Independent Residences

The university has compiled a list of independent residence facilities in downtown Toronto. These facilities are not owned or operated by the University of Toronto or any of the city’s other post-secondary institutions. These residences accept applications from the general public in addition to post-secondary students.

These residences all offer single rooms with easy access to the TTC. Some may offer double rooms, meal plans and/or cooking facilities, daily and weekly rates and gym facilities.

Public Listings for Accommodations

Always be careful with free systems!

The University of Toronto Summer Residence

U of T Residence(s) in the summer operate as hotels during the summer, offering short and long-term stays to students and members of the public. Summer terms range from 1 May to 30 August, depending on the residence. Each residence runs independently and there is no central booking. Thus, you must call the residence directly to make reservations. Please pay special attention to the dates they are open and any minimum stay requirements.

Take a look at the 2012 Summer Housing brochure for information about rates and amenities. You can call or e-mail those residences you are interested in to find out available dates and how to book.

Toronto Suite Furnished Luxury Apartments

Toronto Suites offers luxury furnished apartments in Toronto, Ontario. They offer a comfortable, affordable alternative to conventional Toronto hotels.

Experiencing Toronto

Featuring local attractions, eclectic culture, world class cuisine and a vivacious nightlife, you’ll find plenty of things to do when you are not in class!

Upcoming Events in Toronto

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit
Toronto Outdoor Art ExhibitJuly 8 - 10, 2016
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
TD Toronto Jazz FestivalJune 24 - July 6, 2016
Luminato Festivals
Luminato FestivalsJune 10 - 26, 2016
CaribanaJuly 30, 2016
Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival
Redpath Toronto Waterfront FestivalJuly 1 - 3, 2016
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Places to Visit

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
CN Tower
CN Tower
Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
Ripley's Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium
Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland
Bata Shoe Museum
Bata Shoe Museum
Casa Loma
Casa Loma
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto Zoo
Toronto Zoo
Toronto Islands
Toronto Islands

More to Discover

Here are some great resources when searching for things to do in Toronto:

Student Support & Directory of Consults

Our Registration Officers in Student Services are available 7 days a week to provide support and academic counseling if any student should require these services.

Directory of Consults

Directory of Consulates, Diplomatic Missions and Embassies in Toronto

Telehealth Ontario

A free telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse. 1-866-797-0000

Information regarding visas

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Visitors and student medical insurance

Religious Support

For each religion, there are different support groups and organizations. Within these groups, you can find comfort, companionship, and assistance.

Christian Organizations

  • Christian Outreach Centre
  • Anglican Book Centre
  • Canadian Bible Society
  • Good Shepherd Refuge, Church in the City
  • Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries.

Catholic Organizations

  • Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
  • Canadian Catholic Biblical Association
  • International Catholic Deaf Association
  • Canadian Catholic Historical Association.

Islamic Organizations

  • Islamic Foundation
  • International Muslims Organization of Toronto
  • Muslim Canadian Congress
  • Toronto Islamic Centres
  • Toronto Muslims
  • Islamic Society of Toronto.

Jewish Organizations

  • Toronto Jewish Association of the Deaf
  • National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
  • UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • Prosserman Jewish Community Centre
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada.

Budhist Organizations

  • Canadian Chinese Buddhist Ming Yuet
  • Buddhism in Toronto
  • Toronto Insight Meditation Centre
  • Tharpa Publications Canada, Toronto Zen Centre
  • Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre

There are also support groups for those who have left their religion. If you have recently left your religion and would like to find support, you can find it in Toronto. Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, or any other religion, there are specific help groups for you.

The different kinds of Toronto secular support groups include Alcohol Anonymous, rehab clinics, grief counselling, and youth programs.
A major organization in Toronto is the Centre for Inquiry Canada, they have countless connections and outreach programs. You can learn more at

Religion in Toronto is as diverse as the city itself. You can find everything you need through Totally Toronto. No matter your religion or beliefs, you have a place in this city.