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A Unique Graduate Residential Community

Massey College is a graduate students’ residential community affiliated with, but independent from, the University of Toronto. The College offers much more than a residence; it provides a unique, congenial and intellectual environment for graduate students of distinguished ability in all disciplines to share in a rich and stimulating community.

In addition to the students affiliated with the College, who are known as Junior Fellows, other members of the community include distinguished senior scholars and eminent members of society beyond the academic world. Relationships among all members of the community are encouraged and fostered by a variety of College events and programs, including High Table dinners held biweekly throughout the academic year. A College choir, sports teams, chapel services and numerous social events all contribute to our warm and vibrant community.

The College is a partner with the CBC and House of Anansi Press in the annual Massey Lectures, and also coordinates the annual Walter Gordon Symposium. Massey College is home to the Canadian Journalism Fellowships and, together with the School of Graduate Studies, supports the Scholar-at-Risk program.

The College buildings, designed by celebrated architect Ron Thom, were constructed in 1962 and are centrally located on the University of Toronto campus, near public transportation. Five residences are arranged around a central quadrangle. Ondaatje Hall, the Upper Library, the Private Dining Room, and the Common Room may be reserved for special meals and events, using the College’s excellent catering facilities. These rooms can also be booked for meetings, receptions, lectures, religious services, and seminars.

The Junior Fellows’ rooms and a small number of suites are available for rental during the summer months and offer a central place to stay when visiting Toronto.

1 Comment

  • Dominic Greene

    Apr 08, 2014

    Hello! I was just wondering how to begin the application process for Massey College? Many thanks, Dominic Greene

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