Upper York Secondary School

Residence & Student Life


The Residential Life Program’s mission is to promote and provide for student’s academic, social, cultural and personal growth within a safe and inclusive residential community, with emphasis on the development of mutual understanding, respect and responsibility in a supportive living and learning community. UYSS seeks to fully integrate students from all over the world, the Residential Life Curriculum especially seeks to promote understanding across different cultural, linguistic, and national backgrounds.

  • Students come from all over the world.
  • Students live together, fostering an environment of intercultural leaning, mutual respect, moral growth and academic networking.
  • Residence life teaches respect, self-discipline and confidence.
  • Within a supportive and structured environment, students learn more about themselves as they grow together while contributing to residential life and school community at large.
  • By living away from home, students develop a sense of independence, responsibility and skills that lead to success at university and beyond.

Student Life - Organized Supervised Activities

Experience a whole new choice of activities that will last you a lifetime of memories.

  • Visit Downtown Toronto, Ottawa
  • Visit Universities: U of T, Western, Macmaster
  • See Professional Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Hockey
  • Movie Night
  • Sight Seeing; Niagara Falls, Montreal, Quebec City
  • Leisure Hiking
  • Learn to: Ski, Play Golf, Skate, Swim, Play Tennis

Living & Dining Service

  • Private Single bedrooms
  • Kitchen in each apartment
  • Men and women stay separate
  • Swipe in and out
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Cleaning and Linen service
  • 24-hours Monitoring
  • Gym
  • Nutritious lunch
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour securities
  • Sleep Management
  • Healthy dinner
  • Internet access
  • School bus transfer

Building Amenities

  • Theatre Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Exciting Games Room
  • Party Room
  • Lounge/Library
  • Luxury Lobby
  • Laundry Room
  • Secured Bike Storage
  • Secured Underground Parking
  • Controlled Access
  • On-Site Management Office
  • On-Site Retail/Commercial

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Living Abroad


An UYSS representative is available to welcome international students upon arrival at the airport and transfer them to their accommodation. This service provides an excellent introduction to Toronto and allows for a smooth transition to your new home. Students must provide details of their flight prior to their arrival in order to use this service.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires foreign students studying in Canada to have a legal guardian in place if they are under the age of majority, which in most provinces is 18 years old. Through our Guardianship program, temporary custody of your child is given to UYSS for the duration of the school year. Our school representatives will provide you fees and application procedures.

Medical Insurance

All international students in Canada must have health insurance. Medical coverage available to international students varies from province to province. Our school representatives will provide you fees and application procedures.

School Activities

We encourage students to be active and experience new and unique activities that living in Canada has to offer.