Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Residence Information

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen | Residence at Victoria College

Residence Information Package

We are all very much looking forward to working with you. We plan for our dynamic programs to cover both new and familiar territory with your dancing experience – taking your training to a new level of understanding, interpretation, strength and artistic expression as well as having a lot of fun!
Below you will find information that will be useful to you.  Please take a moment to look it over.

Chaperones 
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Chaperones will be with the residents at all times. They will have a room in the same suite as the residents. The chaperones will travel to and from George Brown College with the residents on a daily basis. Most evenings, chaperones will be available to escort residents on trips and/or to stay back at the residence. On weekends the chaperones will take residents for excursions. Residents will be provided with choices for their weekend excursions and will, as a group, decide on their weekend plans. Chaperones will have all the emergency contact information for each resident and in cases where students have cell phones the chaperone will exchange phone numbers with the students. Meals and bedtimes will be monitored to ensure that residents are equipped to get the most out of their time in the program. The chaperones are there to care for the residents and assist them in any means necessary; to make sure the students’ stay at the residence is a safe and enjoyable one!

Signing In and Out
All students will have to sign in and out of a provided binder at the residence if they are going out with family or friends, on an outing such as shopping or the movies. If a family member or friend is coming to pick up a student for a visit or outing we require that notice be given by the parents in advance via a email to our office or by talking to Clea Iveson or the Education Coordinator on the phone:

Phone: 416-961-4725 or 416-415-5000 ext 4928
Fax: 416-415-2865
Email: education@balletjorgen.ca or cbjeducation@balletjorgen.ca

Travel to and from George Brown College
Residents will be responsible for purchasing their own TTC tickets/tokens or pass and the chaperone will take them to the subway station to do so on the Sunday of their arrival.

Rooms
Upon check-in at the residence, you will be assigned a room. You will receive an access key that gets you in to the main doors and suite as well as a room key that lets you in to your assigned room. The main suite consists of a common living area, washrooms and kitchen; bedrooms are located off of the main suite. Please note that if a student locks herself/himself/zerself out of their room or suite, then the chaperone will have to accompany them to the main desk to get a temporary key, which must be returned to the main desk. Lost keys will demand that a fine of $75.00 be paid.

Check-in time is anytime after 4:00pm on the day of your arrival and check out time is prior to 10:00am on the day of your departure. Please note that dinner will not be served on your arrival day, but a short introductory meeting with the residents, the chaperones and Education Manager (Clea Iveson) will be conducted at 7:30pm – parents are welcome to stay but this can also be a good time for parents to depart; leaving the residents all together with their chaperones. The chaperones will go over rules and guidelines as well as establish in detail the timing and travel plan for the next morning.  All rooms will have linensand towels provided. Please bring your own toiletries and hand soap. Rooms are cleaned on a weekly basis.  Each resident will have his or her own room unless demand requires us to double-up. Your spot in the residence has been secured on a first come first serve basis.

Refund Policy
Residence fees may be reimbursed if Canada’s Ballet Jorgen is notified at least twelve (12) business days prior to your scheduled check-in and will be subject to a $125+HST cancellation fee.

Laundry
Laundry is available on site. When you check in you will receive a swipe key card that allows you access to the laundry facilities. You will need to place money on the swipe card in order to use the machines; you may do so by using the key card machine located beside the check-in desk at the Margaret Addison Hall (140 Charles St W). You will require your own laundry soap and dryer supplies.

Internet
Wifi is available for your use in the residence.

Television
There is television set but it does not have cable or satellite service.  Bring cables to hook up your computer so that you can all watch movies together.

Meals
Breakfast: A full hot breakfast is served at the residence in the Burwash Dining Hall between the hours of 7:00am and 9:30am.

Changing your meal plan will require two weeks notice.

Summer Intensive 2 & 3
Bag Lunches & Dinners:  Bag Lunches can be made available for students at a cost of $10.70/day+HST, a minimum notice of 12 business days is needed in order to have the bag lunches prepared. Lunches are picked up at breakfast. Dinner will be served at the residence in the Burwash Dining Hall. Upon check-in you will receive a meal card that allows you access to the dining room for your meals. Alternatively, George Brown College has two cafeterias where students can purchase lunch.

Summer Intensive 4 & Junior Company
Bag Lunches & Dinners:  Bag Lunches can be made available for students at a cost of $10.70/day+HST and Dinners can be purchased at $14.80/day + HST. A minimum notice of 12 business days is needed in order to have the bag lunches prepared. Lunches are picked up at breakfast. Dinner is either served in the dining hall until 6:00pm or prepared dinners are left in your suite during the day and are provided in microwaveable containers. Upon check-in you will receive a meal card that allows you access to the dining room for your meals. Alternatively, George Brown College has two cafeterias where students can purchase lunch.

Security
24 hour Campus Security is always on duty and can be reached from the reception desk on the campus. All doors to the residence are locked 24 hours a day and only accessible with the student’s key card. It is advised that residence members always go out in groups, leave contact information with the Chaperone, use the sign-out book and stay in well lit areas at night.

VICTORIA COLLEGE RESIDENCE

-RULES AND GUIDELINES 2017-

1.  Students are expected to purchase their own TTC tokens.  You will need 10 tickets/tokens to get you to and from residence each week. It is suggested that you purchase a weekly or monthly pass depending on the length of your stay, visit www.ttc.ca (Fares and Passes) for more details.
2.  QUIET TIME begins at 9:30PM – please do not make any excessive noise after this time and please do not disturb your chaperones unless it is an emergency
3.  You need to get adequate sleep and eat properly in order to be successful in the program or you risk getting sick or injured
4.  The group will go for breakfast together at 7:45AM
5.  The group will depart residence together by 8:20AM
6.  It is NOT the chaperones responsibility to wake you up in the morning
7.  Make sure that you are prepared for class and have everything with you that you will need for the day. Don’t forget a water bottle! If you forget something at the residence, it will be difficult for you to go back mid-day to retrieve it
8.  If you are sick, you will need to STAY at the residence and you MUST be in contact with your chaperone throughout the day. The chaperone will escort the other students to class and then return to the residence if an ill resident has stayed behind
9.  Warm-up begins at 9:10AM – MANDATORY, YOU WILL NEED TO BE DRESSED AND READY
10.  If you are leaving the residence for any reason, you MUST sign out in the binder and make sure your chaperone knows. You must ALWAYS go out in groups of 2 or more. After dark, you must be in the company of a chaperone
11.  If you are leaving for an extended period of time (afternoon, evening, over-night), please provide the name of the person you are with (over the age of 18), their relationship to you and contact information where you can be reached
*If you are under the age of 18, we require written or verbal permission from your parent or guardian before you will be allowed to leave*
12.  The common areas in each suite are exactly that, a common area – so please be respectful of others and clean up after yourself
13.  You should talk to your parents, they care about you and want to know what you are doing
14.  If you are feeling lonely or homesick, come talk to one of the Ballet Jorgen Staff – we are all here to ensure that your experience in the program is a positive and memorable one

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS IN PUBLIC AREAS, YOUR DOOR LOCKS…PLEASE USE IT.

MAKE SURE YOU DON’T LOCK YOUR KEY IN YOUR ROOM.

Residence Location

The residence is located at Victoria University (University of Toronto), Check in will take place at the Margaret Addison Hall, located at 140 Charles Street West, Toronto ON, M5S 1K9. The Residence is located across the street in the Rowell Jackman Hall, 85 Charles Street West,Toronto ON, M5S 1K9. It offers convenient accommodations for your stay in downtown Toronto.  Although it is close to the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s beautifully kept grounds and park-like setting suit a more sedentary pace. The University is located on the campus of the University of Toronto, which in itself is a beautiful place to explore. You can find more out about the residence by going to: http://www.vicu.utoronto.ca.

Victoria College Google Maps
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The places below are all located within the vicinity of the residence

Grocery Stores

King Super Mart
1110 Bay St
Valumart (in the basement of the Manulife Centre)
55 Bloor St West
Colonnade Food Mart
131 Bloor St West
Whole Foods Market
87 Avenue Road
Rabba Fine Foods
37 Charles St West
Sobeys Express
530 Yonge St

Restaurants

Prego Della Pizza
150 Bloor St West
416-920-9900
Korean Grill House
754 Yonge St
416-922-3328
Mega Wraps
110 Bloor St West
416-929-4435
Fire on the East Side
6 Gloucester St
416-960-3473
Windmill Restaurant & Bar
1033 Bay St
416-928-3380
Seven West Cafe
7 Charles St West
416-928-9041
Sushi Club
Charles St West
416-967-3388
Sassafraz Restaurant
100 Cumberland St
416-964-2222
Okonomi House Restaurant
23 Charles St West
416-925-6176
Sotto Sotto
425 Spadina Rd
416-322-8818
Tokyo Sushi house
33 St Joseph St
416-513-0002
Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant
1201 Bathurst St
416-534-2528
Spring-Rolls Restaurant
693 Yonge St
416-972-6623
Fran’s
20 College St
416-923-9867

There are plenty of restaurants located near the residence; the above are just a few to give you an idea. Plenty of options can be found on Yonge St, Bay St, Bloor St & College St, all within a decent walking distance or short TTC ride. If you are going out for dinner, all persons must sign out in the provided sign out binder at the residence and inform the chaperone that you will be going out.

Drug Stores

Shoppers Drug Mart
728 Yonge St
Rexall Pharma Plus
55 Bloor St West
Kingsway Drugs
154 Cumberland St

Movie Theatres

Cineplex Odeon Varsity
55 Bloor St West
416-961-6304
Cineplex Odeon Cinemas
20 Carlton St
416-598-2309

Museums

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
416-586-5549
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St West
416-979-6648
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St West
416-979-7799
Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge St
416-360-7735
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
111 Queens Park
416-586-8080

Activities in Toronto
For more information on what festivals, attractions, shows and other things going on in the city of Toronto this summer, please go to
http://www.toronto.ca/ and click on the “Visiting Toronto” tab.

Planned excursions will be available to the residents on weekends and copies of “Where” magazine will be available for perusal.

How to get to the Residence from Pearson International Airport

By TTC
192 Airport Rocket:  All day Airport service from Kipling Station.  The 192 Airport Rocket route provides all-day accessible bus service between Kipling Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway and Pearson International Airport.

Service operates from approximately 5:30am to 2:00am, seven days a week.  Please visit www.ttc.ca for current schedules and fares.

One-way travel time is approximately 20 to 25 minutes (from airport to Kipling Station, it will be an additional 40 – 50 minutes on the subway to get to the residence. To reach the residence from the airport take the 192 Airport Rocket to Kipling subway station, board any train at Kipling station (they only go eastbound), transfer at St. George station to a southbound train. Get off at Museum station, go above ground and Charles Street will be located off of Queens Park Blvd. on the east side of the street. Walk east on Charles Street (Charles only goes east from there) to 140 Charles Street for check in. Across the street at 85 Charles St West is the residence.

By Union Pearson Express
The Union Pearson Express takes about 25 minutes to reach downtown Toronto with only 2 brief stops along the way. The Union Pearson Express connects directly to Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson and runs every 15 minutes. For more information visit http://www.upexpress.com/

By Taxi
The City of Toronto licenses the taxis that service Toronto Pearson International Airport to ensure safety standards and fare consistency. Rates are predetermined based on the time and distance to your destination within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  Taxis are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi.

Cost:  Approximately $60.00 Flat Rate (always check what the flat rate is with the driver before commencing your trip) plus tip.

How to get to the Residence from the Billy Bishop Airport (Island Airport – Porter Air)

By TTC
Once you have travelled to the main land (tunnel or short ferry), walk north (away from the lake) one block to the Streetcar stop. Board a streetcar travelling east (along the lake), it will say Union Station on the front. Get off at Union station and board a northbound train on the University-Spadina line (heading North to Downsview Station) get off at Museum Station, go above ground and Charles Street will be located off of Queens Park Blvd. on the eastbound side of the street, walk east on Charles Street (which only goes east from there) to 140 Charles Street for check in. Across the street at 85 Charles St West is the residence.

By Taxi
There is a taxi stand right outside the airport exit. Airport personnel can direct you to a taxi. You are travelling to 140 Charles St. W at the University of Toronto.

Cost:  Approximately $20.00 plus tip.

To send mail to students

No personal mail is to be delivered via the college.  Packages will have to come via courier to the loading dock [Purolator, UPS, DHL etc]:

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus
160 Kendal Ave. Bldg C
Toronto, ON M5R 1M3

Please include our phone number (416) 961-4725

For Education Program information,

please contact Clea Iveson

education@balletjorgen.ca or 416.415.5000 ext 4928

For more information on how you can support

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen,

please contact Stephen Word, General Manager at

stephen@balletjorgen.ca or 416.415.5000 ext 2857