January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Weekly updates for Student Family Housing residents:

Residence Office and Admissions.

This a friendly reminder that the office is closed 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. 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.

Residence Reminders and Updates

Rent Freeze for 2021. Please be advised that the Government of Ontario recently passed legislation to freeze rent at 2020 levels for 2021. This legislation applies to current student families living in 30 and 35 Charles St W. For more information visit the rent payment section of our website.

Apartment Noise during Lockdown. Winter is here, and so is the Toronto lockdown, including schooling from home. We are all indoors!

The buildings, like last year when the pandemic first began, are noisier than normal. Many student families have young children stuck inside all day for virtual school. This includes lunch and recess breaks too short to get outside, gym class, music, etc. It will not be possible for adults to expect quiet during the daytime right now. If you are not at home with children, imagine how hard it is for students to manage their children’s home schooling *and* work on their studies and jobs!

If you have online classes, meetings and calls, consider purchasing noise cancelling ear buds or headphones. If you have questions about any of this, please contact sfh.reslife@utoronto.ca or talk to your RA.

Christmas Trees. We ask that when residents of both buildings dispose of any real Christmas trees, they take them to the 35 Charles bulk pickup enclosure, on the south side of the building near St. Mary’s Street.

Wearing Masks and Social DistancingAs the pandemic continues, residents are reminded that masks are required in all public areas of our buildings – this includes hallways, elevators, lobbies, offices and laundry rooms. Residents are also asked to social distance whenever possible.  Elevator limits are still two people per car, or larger families.  

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 January 31st to move out on March 31st
Submit by February 28th to move out on April 30th
Submit by March 31st to move out on May 31st

Residence Life Updates and Resources

Happy New Year to our Residents!

New Programs for 2021. Check out the great offerings for you and your children for the new year. If you have questions or concerns, contact sfh.recreation@utoronto.ca.

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, resuming Monday, January 11, or contact them to arrange an online meeting. 

Residence Life Social Media Contest. Over the holiday break we’d like to offer you a friendly contest to help you get more familiar with our online programs, resources and videos.

When: The contest runs from Monday, December 14, 2020 – Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Draw date and place: It’s happening on Facebook Live at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, January 11th. Please send an email to: songsdailydropin@gmail.com and we’ll send you a link so that you can join us on the 11th.

Who Can Enter: Anyone who lives in either 30 or 35 Charles Street.

Prizes:

  • 3 prizes of $25. President’s Choice Gift Card
  • A refurbished computer with keyboard, monitor and mouse
  • 6 prizes of craft baskets valued at a minimum of $20. each

Contest Rules: To enter your name in the draw you have to do all the 3 following tasks:

  1. Register for Song’s Daily Drop-in at: 

https://songsdailydropin.wixsite.com/home

and/or follow our Instagram page at @sfhreslife, 

https://www.instagram.com/sfhreslife/

and/or like our Facebook page at @songsdailydropin

https://www.facebook.com/songsdailydropin

*Note: if you are already on all sites, you can either like three posts on Instagram, Facebook or tag 3 friends on a post

  • Watch or participate in 3 videos on either of our YouTube Channels and tell us which ones you watched.

Once you’ve done all of the three things you need to do in order to enter the contest, please send Song an email at songsdailydropin@gmail.com

Please include your name, building and apartment number and your phone and email address.

Song will enter your name in our contest.

Then watch Song’s Daily Drop-in on Facebook on Monday, January 11, 2021 to see the draw take place live. Don’t forget to register at:

songsdailydropin@gmail.com to make sure that you get the link to watch us on Facebook live.

Good luck and thanks for entering. If you have questions please contact us at songsdailydropin@gmail.com

Upcoming Family Care Office Events

Worrying? Anxiety in Children
Tuesday, January 12 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Co-parenting in a Pandemic: Protecting Your Children Post Separation and Divorce
Thursday, January 14 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Family Trivia! – an online workshop for children and an adult family member
Friday, January 15 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Expectant Parents Group
Starts Monday, January 18 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Life Management Series for Students: Manage Time, Manage Distractions
Thursday, January 21 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Consent for Families
Thursday, January 28 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Self-Advocacy for Students – Navigating the University
Friday, January 29 • 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Studying at Home with Children
Thursday, February 4 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Under the Iceberg of Separation and Divorce: An Online Discussion Group
Starts Thursday, February 4 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Becoming a Parent While in Graduate School: Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 4 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm