Wisdom of Life

Catering

The College’s excellent catering facilities are available for special meals and events. We can accommodate weddings, baptisms, graduations, lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, conferences and meetings. We offer a unique setting nestled in the heart of the city, accompanied by outstanding cuisine, excellent service and a courteous and professional staff dedicated to making your experience at Massey College memorable.

Available facilities include:

St. Catherine’s Chapel – 50 person capacity
Ondaatje Dining Hall – Dinner for up to 130 guests
Upper Library – Lunch/Dinner for 20-60 guests; Cocktail reception for 75; Lecture/Meeting for 80 (theatre style) or 26
(boardroom style)
Common Room – Cocktail reception for 130
Private Dining Room – Lunch/Dinner for 18 guests
Round Room – Meeting for up to 22 (conference phone and digital line access)
Colin Friesen Room – Meeting for up to 22 people
Quadrangle – Outdoor reception for up to 300, or a ceremony for up to 150 seated

For further information, to arrange a tour of our facilities or to book a function, please contact Darlene Naranjo at 416-978-2894 or by email at dnaranjo@masseycollege.ca

College Facilities

The Robertson Davies Library is named after the Founding Master. Its main holdings are books and manuscripts illustrative of the art and history of the book, complemented by a number of nineteenth-century printing presses and related materials. Photocopying and computer facilities are also available in this library.

The Upper Library and The Common Room have current newspapers, periodicals, and books for recreational reading. Any inquiries concerning our library facilities should be directed to P.J. MacDougall, Library Administrator, at 416-978- 2893 or by email at pjmacdougall@masseycollege.ca.

The ecumenical Saint Catherine’s Chapel is used for chapel services throughout the academic year. It contains an eighteenth-century Russian iconostasis and a baroque-style pipe organ. The original interior is the work of the late Tanya Moiseiwitsch, the well-known stage designer, modified in 2006 by Senior Fellow Professor Brigitte Shim, and is available for prayer, meditation, and special services.

Ondaatje Hall, named after Sir Christopher Ondaatje, a Senior Fellow and benefactor, is the main dining hall of the College. It is used for daily meals by members of the Massey community and their guests, and for High Table dinners. During term, all Fellows are required to wear academic gowns at dinner.

The Private Dining Room houses the Royal Charter of the College; the College Cups; the Nobel Gold Medal for Chemistry (a gift of Professor John Polanyi, one of the founding Fellows of the College and winner of the medal in 1986); the Companion of Honour Medal (a gift of Senior Fellow Professor Anthony Pawson, winner of the award in 2006 for his work in genetics); and portraits of the Founding Master and past Masters.

The Common Room is open to all members of the College community and their guests. Coffee is available throughout the day and bar service is provided on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Accessibility

Massey College presently has some accessible features and is working towards creating an inclusive, barrier-free environment, as resources allow. The College has two accessible washrooms and an elevator. Wheelchair accessibility is available from both gates of the College and disabled guests coming to the College who wish assistance are asked to contact the Porter at 416-978-2895 a day in advance.

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