April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Weekly updates for Student Family Housing residents:

Residence Office and Admissions.

The office will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday, reopening Monday, April 5th. Maintenance will be available from 8am – 4:30pm.

This a friendly reminder that the office is closed to the public during the pandemic to reduce health risks to residents and staff. We are still here to help, but for the health and safety of all, please do not come to our offices unless instructed to do so by a staff member. Office staff will not be answering the door unless an appointment has been arranged. For assistance, please call the Residence Office on 416-978-8304 or charles.street@utoronto.ca.

For eligibility concerns or lease information please contact the Admissions at 416-978-8049 or apply.familyhousing@utoronto.ca.

If you need to deliver cheques, forms and notices please use the secure drop box outside of the Residence Office – suite 102. If you are not sure please call or email ahead of time. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this health emergency and stay safe.

Security. Our Security staff continue to be available 24/7 via phone at 416-729-1592. If your security concern requires any type of follow up, please leave the guard a phone number to contact you, to avoid face-to-face interactions where possible.

Locker Access Hours. In order to balance the tasks Security is responsible for and optimize their presence in the buildings, there have been a few changes to the locker access times.  Please take a moment to review the following updated schedule of locker access times, and share it with your family members:

Mondays: 7pm – 11pm
Tuesdays: 5pm – 11pm
Wednesdays: 7pm – 11pm
Thursdays: 7pm – 11pm
Fridays: 7pm – 11pm
Saturdays: 5pm – 11pm
Sundays: 5pm – 11pm

Security can be contacted at 416-729-1592.  Depending upon demand at that time, there could be a short wait for locker access; please take this into consideration when making arrangements.

Residence Reminders and Updates

Provincial Shutdown. As of Saturday, April 3rd, the province is entering a 4-week provincial wide shutdown. Learn more on the City of Toronto website.

Playground Survey. The Playground survey has been extended through to April 7th! Our management team is exploring updating the playground on the south side of 35 Charles St. W. Now’s your chance to let us know what you’d like to see! Families can participate by filling out our survey at https://baseline.campuslabs.ca/ut/sfhpes. Only one survey per household. We’re looking forward to receiving your feedback!

Construction Project Updates. For ongoing information on the construction project that will soon begin at 30 Charles/730 Yonge, please visit the construction project updates section of our website.

On-site childcare. Charles St. Daycare has infant spaces available

Also, Manager Sue Feltoe is retiring. The new manager will be Effie Ntanou, and her contact info will be posted on the GBC website soon. 

Rent schedule. In order to make this easier to follow and avoid having to pay an extra month’s rent, please use this chart as a guide:
Submit by April 30th to move out on June 30th
Submit by May 31st to move out on July 31st
Submit by June 30th to move out on August 31st

Residence Life Updates and Resources

Happy Easter to all those families celebrating this weekend!

Please note that both virtual Yoga and online tutoring are cancelled for the Easter weekend.

Virtual Bulletin Board. To find out what’s going on in our building, campus and community, watch our virtual bulletin board for up-to-date information.

RA Contact Info and Office Hours. If you’d like to meet with your RA, please visit them during their daily Zoom office hours, or contact them to arrange an online meeting. 

Family Care Office Updates

The mission of the Family Care Office is to provide confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families.

Family Support Series: Self-Care for Caregivers – Tuesday, April 6
The last thing caregivers need is another item to add to the to-do list and another thing to feel guilty about. In this interactive session, we will consider the complex experience of caregiving and all the feelings that come with that. Together we will discuss and practice simple strategies that don’t take much time at all and that can be easily incorporated into everyday life. We will reframe self-care and affirm what participants are already doing to cope with caregiving, already a uniquely difficult journey, now made even harder by the pandemic.

Springtime Origami for Students

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Let’s celebrate Spring! Origami instructors will teach us how to fold bunnies, a flower basket, egg holders and more! Children are also welcome. The session will include breakout rooms to accommodate kids and complete beginners (~10 folds per model) and intermediate level.

All prospective, new, current U of T students and their partner/spouse are welcome, registration required. A joint event by APUS, UTFOLD and the Family Care Office.

If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

Career Centre Updates

Career Chat: Job Search & Religious Identities
Date/Time: Thursday, April 8th  2:30PM – 3:30PM
Registration Link: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=28434

Description
•            Are you curious about how faith and career choices intersect?
•            Join us as we explore what it means to bring our whole selves to careers.

In this interactive themed discussion, co-hosted by Career Exploration & Education and Multi-faith Centre you and a small group of your peers will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss how faith and religious values can inform the career journey.

Career Chat: Navigating Disclosure & Accommodations
Date/Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Registration Link: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=28393

Description
•            Wondering how to have conversations with employers about disclosure and accommodations.
•            Not sure when would be the “right” time to disclose or request accommodations?

Often navigating disclosure and accommodations can feel intimidating or overwhelming. In this interactive themed discussion, co-facilitated by a Career Educator and an Accessibility Advisor, you and a small group of your peers will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss strategies for navigating disclosure and accommodations.