Life on Residence

Two girls playing guitar in their dorm roomOur hope is that while you live in residence you make this your home away from home.  Residence is a great place for you to get connected with the community while living in a comfortable, clean and safe environment.

Living on campus allows you easy access to a variety of study spaces, meals with friends, and no need to commute home after a great Council event that goes late into the evening.

Out and About Tyndale | On Campus | Residence Info | Frequently Asked Questions

Out and About Tyndale

Tyndale is located in a the suburb of North York which is one of the safest neighbourhoods of Toronto.

If you crave forested areas, we back onto the Little Don River Ravine.  The ravine has walking and biking trails which wander through wooded areas and extend all the way to downtown Toronto.  Bestview park is only a 15 minute walk from Tyndale.  There you will find tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a small skating rink in the winter. 

There are two plazas with a variety of shops that cater to students needs.

It only takes 10 minutes to walk to the Bayview - Cummer shops.

  • Banks: CIBC, TD Canada Trust
  • Food: Swiss Chalet, Harveys, Kori Sushi, ValuMart, Mac's Convenience
  • Heath: Rexall Drug Store, dental office, walk in clinic
  • Other: Bayview Nail salon, hair dresser, post office

Lauraleaf Plaza is a 20 minute walk from Tyndale as well.

  • Bank: Royal Bank
  • Food: Second Cup, Pizza Pizza, Subway
  • Health: Shoppers Drug Mart, dental office
  • Other: nail salon, dry cleaner, hair dresser

Toronto offers a plethora of sites and activities.  Students will find it easy to make their way throughout Toronto via the TTC.  There are a variety of stops located around Tyndale to provide students with easy access; not to mention the one that is at the end of our driveway. 

On Campus

Tyndale's 32 acres of green space offers students a space to walk, read, or relax out in nature.  They also have the opportunity to challenge their friends to a game of disc golf.

Tyndale strives to provide a variety of activities for students in their free time.  Everyone has a different way of de-stressing and relaxing.  On campus you can find a variety of ways of spending your free time.
  • Exercising: Intramural sports, pick-up sorts in the gym, The Henderson Center gym, and club sports.
  • Activities: pool, table tennis, foosball, Student led clubs, UC Council Events, Residence hall events
  • Hangouts: residence lounges, the Coffee Shop, various soft seating through the campus.
  • Snacks: The Coffee Shop, Vending machines, that take debit payment, are located in various locations on campus.

Residence Info


Tyndale is WiFi accessible, your Tyndale email and password allow you to have free access to WiFi.  Each residence room is equipped with a data port.  For a small fee (per semester), students can have their data port activated.  There are two computer labs located on campus as well.


Residence life does not just happen in your dorm room.  There are 3 spacious lounges within residence.  Each of these lounges have a flat screen TV with satellite.  Students also have the capabilities of hooking up their laptop to the TV to watch movies.  We've provided soft seating, and chairs and tables for group studying or socializing.

For students that need a quiet space there are several study rooms available.

Dorm Rooms:

Students have the choice of different types of rooms on residence:A residence bathroom with overhead view of sink, mirror, and counter covered with beauty products
  • Double - with the half-bathroom (toilet and sink) or sink only.
  • Single - with a half-bathroom (toilet and sink) or sink only.
  • Large Single - with a half-bathroom (toilet and sink) or sink only.

There are washrooms with showers in every residence hall.

If you want to make a new friend and save money, a double room is a great experience.  If you prefer having privacy and more space, a single room is perfect for you. Due to limited space, there are only a select number of single rooms available. 

You will have a twin-size bed, desk and chair for your own. If you are in a double room, you will be sharing a dresser, and a closet with shelving.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does roommate pairing work?

We do our best to match people who have similar interests based on their residence application information.

How does the meal plan work?

Every resident is on the tax free meal plan which functions by means of a swipe card with a declining balance.  The card may be used in the cafeteria and in the coffee shop during operating hours.  Students can find microwaves, hot water dispensers, and fridges in the residence kitchenettes.

Students with allergies and sensitivities need to set up a meeting with the Cafeteria manager, when they move in, to let them know what their restrictions are.

What can I bring to residence?

There is a suggested Packing List (PDF) available.  This outlines items that you do want to bring to residence as well as items that are not permissible. 

If you have a medical or accessibility need that requires a particular room style or a modification to the room space, Tyndale University College & Seminary is committed to creating an environment where students with disabilities are able to participate and integrate into its strong community.  Residence offers a unique opportunity for students with disabilities to foster an independent quality of life while experiencing the strong Tyndale culture.

If you have medical or accessibility needs that may impact your success at Tyndale and/or in the residence, please email Ashima Rastogi, Accessibility Specialist, at arastogi [at] tyndale [dot] ca.  The Student Accessibility Office works with students who require accommodations for academics and accessibility accommodations in residence.

Please Note: To ensure all accommodation requests are ready for Move-In Day September 3, 2018, students MUST contact the Student Accessibility Office within 14 days after applying for residence up to June 30, 2018.  Students who apply for residence after June 30, 2018, will still need to register with the Student Accessibility Office if accommodations are requested, however, Tyndale, cannot guarantee that needed accommodations will be ready by September 3, 2018.

Can I have a pet?

Fish are the only pets allowed in residence.  Fish tanks should be small enough to fit on your desk.

Where can I do my laundry?

Laundry facilities are located on each residence floor.  They are coin operated.  The cost per washer or dryer load is $1.50 (prices subject to change without notice).  There is a coin machine on campus for students.  Each laundry room is equipped with an iron and ironing board.

How will I get my mail?

Each resident is assigned a mailbox.  When giving out the Tyndale mailing address, it is crucial that you include your mailbox #, not your room number or Student ID#.  An example is provided below.

Student Name
(mail box #1234)
3377 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M2M 3S4