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111 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2G3, Canada

(800) 565-8865

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torontostudentresidence.com
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I'm a UofT student living in this resident for 4 month. I can say nothing but TERRIBLE. I wanted to move out but they force me to live in there for the whole year cause of the agreement. I left anyways cause it is so terrible and still paying the rent for it for the rest of the year. It is fine for me, I'll just treat this money as a donation for medical fees for the office ladies' kids' medical fees.

torontostudentresidence.com
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Couldn't even last a month there. Worst experience of my life. No work space in your room, no privacy, and was overpriced for what you're paying. Caf and meal plan was awful. No where to socialize other than the common room because the rooms are way to small to have a few people over. The staff was not very nice and seemed very unhappy to be there. Overall I would only suggest this place if you literally have no where else to live.

torontostudentresidence.com
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I am an international student from europe and was staying at the Primrose Residence for the past 6 months. I really dont understand how people can rate this place with 4 or 5 stars?! It is the worst place to stay! I still cant believe that i paied $ 1800 a month for what I got! (Ok it was a privat room but still the shared rooms are $ 1300/month!) U can get a way cheaper appartment! Worst things: Staff: starting from the reception up to the dons! ( i mean cmon 10$ if you unlock urself??! thats ridiculous) Food: Ok I understand they had to cook for several students but I always found rotten tomatos! I reported everything and went to complain to the office but they didnt really care. Internet: there is no wifi u just have cabel internet that doesnt even work! Dont ever stay there look into other residences! Its way to expensive for what u get! The only good thing was the location but thats it! I hated staying there!

torontostudentresidence.com
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It was my last year in school and now I am finally done YAY!. The five years went by fast. The first year I commuted from home (Mississauga). I spent a lot time travelling first year, so I moved to a residence like place in my second. I personally didn’t like. We had to share to bathroom with other students from that floor and some won’t clean after themselves. I had a very bad experience. For my third year, I was moved to an apartment (12 months lease – wasted my money for 4 months). It was bigger than the first place and neater, but utilizes were not include and I didn’t have time to cook food for myself every day. Cooking became a hassle and it wasn’t close to my Uni. To sum it up, I had a hard time. Third year I was at Primrose Residence. Compare to the first residence place and renting an apartment for a year, I found Primrose residence to be more suitable for me. I didn’t have to worry about cooking during the weekdays and it was just minutes away from Ryerson. I was in a traditional room (sharing with roommate in an open concept area). My roommate was clean and we had a lot of similarity (same music taste, sports, and same program). The menu plan program was good and I do understand it is not easy to cook of all of us students. i had a great residence experience and because that I stayed there in my fifth and final year. And I was good – met new people. I found my 2nd year at the Primrose better than my first.

torontostudentresidence.com
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I am speaking from personal experience and from what I have heard others who have lived in this place have told me. I STRONGLY recommend that you resort to living here only if you have absolutely nowhere else to live. A fair value for a place like this would be $500 a month but NOPE you will be spending over $1300 a month here... although this price includes utilities + food + internet the food is subpar at best and the internet is absolutely HORRENDOUS. I actually chose on many occasions to eat instant noodles rather than eat the meals which I had already paid for... If you expect to play any online games you will not be able to do so here because they blocked it in order to ensure 'higher speeds' yet the speeds are still slow. This place is even more strict than any university residence and they will attempt to get as much money out of you as possible. Example: $10 to get your door unlocked even if you accidentally left your key inside. Let me elaborate... $10 for a don who is ON DUTY to spend 5 minutes of their time to go to your room, use their master key to simply open a door for you. The rooms are also HORRENDOUS. You will be sleeping on a cheap mattress (don't know if it can even be called a mattress) which isn't even comfortable for one person to sleep on... The size of the room is also ridiculously small. Imagine a cubicle in a public washroom and multiply it by 2.5, that is the size of your 'private space.' I actually was so uncomfortable in my room that I chose to spend most of my time outside Primrose although I greatly prefer studying in the comfort of my own place. I am not writing this out of personal prejudice... I honestly hope that no other student will have to suffer like me and be unable to enjoy 8 months of their life so STAY AWAY for your own good.

torontostudentresidence.com
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Considering the price, this "residence" sucked. There's so much to list, so I'll start from the lobby all the way up to my room. The staff there look down on you like you're about to set a fire right in the middle of the room and lock their eyes on you until you're out of sight. They don't do this with anyone else, and the rules they enforce are ridiculous. They make you pay $10 if you forget your key inside your room, you can have up to two guests with you after 10pm, but have to sign them in which is baloney. The food is disgusting. Yes, they have to make it for hundreds of students, but it could be much better quality, not to mention more variety. The rooms are small. I'm 6'4" and barely fit in my bedroom and the bed itself. The rooms are wood framed so you can hear every little noise from the place next to you, the bathrooms are tiny, the rooms are outdated, the AC/heat turns off after 20 minutes of use, the internet is slow and you have to have an ethernet cable to use it (hello, 1998!) Plus everything breaks so easily and they expect you to pay for it even though it's not your fault. Elevators are slow, the room inspections are so strict, and apparently before I was there last year, they had the maids clean the rooms for you, but since they're cheap, they want you to do it yourself. I'm alright with doing it, but at least have more lenient inspections. At $1300 a month, it's outrageous. I've seen people spend half that and get far more for their money. Thank god my parents have a place downtown. My friend and I are staying there for next year and we're saving about $600 a month by doing so. Might as well get your own place, there are affordable apartments and what not in the city, you just have to look. The spending money you'll need along with rent and utilities will still amount to less than Primrose. This place was a nightmare for me, now that I'm staying in a far better place, I'm looking forward to going back to university, unlike my other vacations when I dreaded to go back to where I was staying.

torontostudentresidence.com
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I was George Brown Student and also a resident at Primrose Student residence. What I liked about my stay at Primrose residence was the location/distance to my campus (St.James ). My school schedule was super crazy – had classes at 8am and also at 3pm to 6pm, group meetings until 9pm; having the residence in walking distances saved me time and the hassle to commute home(Richmond Hill) every day. Meal plan was included in the residence fees but it was only breakfast and dinner during the weekdays, which was a good thing because I spent my lunch time on campus and weekend I went home. I enjoyed the cultural nights which was once a month. It’s a buffet style so you have choices for your meal. Overall the meal plan was good. I was in a traditional room where you would have a roommate in an open concept style room. I have never shared my room in my life until I moved into the residence and knew I was getting Traditional room because this is what I signed up for. At the beginning it was a little weird but then as days when by I got used to having a roommate and she was an amazing roommate. We made a schedule when and who will be cleaning (vacuuming) since there were on housekeeping. At the end everything worked out well for me and had a great time.

torontostudentresidence.com
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I was an international student studying at University of Toronto and living at Primrose Student Residence for a year. I found the location to be great; mostly I walked to Uni and walked back. Except during the cold winter morning I took the streetcar, which was steps away from the residence. Yes the residence is within the hotel but it is operated separately. There were Dons who helped/assisted us when needed. The Don I got was understanding and very knowledgeable. Breakfast and dinner (weekdays only) were included in my residence fees, which was a good thing because I didn’t have time to make my meals during the week. I am not going to lie there were a couple of times where I didn’t really like the food (not sea food person), but 80% of the time it was good. I know it is not easy to satisfy 250 plus individuals especially when they are students. Overall, I had a good time and met a lot people there. Mostly, enjoyed the city since it as my first to Toronto.

torontostudentresidence.com
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This place is the absolute worst place to live as a student. The staff made it very hard to feel comfortable and at home. I personally felt targeted. They always looked at me with suspicion, they were very rude, and maybe racist. They would watch me walk ALL the way into the elevator from the entrance... like im not going to steal your fern, or light a big fat joint in your hallway thanks. They were overly critical of my guests, and even threatened to kick one of my guests out when they were just making conversation. Obviously they would explain this away by blaming it on my guest but no... they were just power hungry and didn't like me.

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Primrose Student Residence Program

111 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2G3, Canada
(800) 565-8865

Primrose Student Residence Program

111 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2G3, Canada
(800) 565-8865