A Place to Grow
A modern student residence in the heart of the Downtown Toronto. HOEM is a place to come together, engage, learn, experience and grow.
HOEM residence was built in 2018, with 30 floors and 593 rooms. HOEM features study rooms and lounges throughout the building. The main floor houses: residence services desk, laundry facilities, a living wall, an automated package delivery system and mailboxes. The second floor includes a large student lounge, maker space, gym facilities, and yoga studio. All suites are fully furnished and include a kitchen, living room and single bedrooms.
HOEM is a community within a community. The building is divided into neighbourhoods with colour theme, to make navigating residence easy. Each neighbourhood has its own common room and cozy chill room. The HOEM community is tightknit and connected, with regular contact and updates from building management so you’re always in the loop. HOEM offers lots of opportunities to get involved, meet people, learn new things and volunteer ...but only when you want to. You don’t lose points for Gryffindor if you decline to participate – same here – your space is respected.
The Maker Space is where you can get messy and tackle that physical project you’ve been wanting to bring to life. Express your creative side in a hands-on way: invent, design and build that idea that’s been fomenting and growing in your mind. You can make noise, swear under your breath and perhaps hoot and holler when you’ve successfully completed your project – all without fear of passive aggressive side-eye or shushing from mnemonic memorizers or students labouring over an essay. Just don’t blow the place up.
Taking care of yourself doesn’t always have to be a solitary pursuit. HOEM provides residents with access to health and wellness resources and facilities that in the real world would cost real money: Well-equipped Fitness Centre, group workout classes led by Fitness On Demand™, yoga and kick boxing workshops (not together), cooking and nutrition classes and more. .
HOEM places the highest priority on safety and security for our student residents. While Toronto consistently scores high in safe city rankings, we have incorporated features and procedures designed to protect students and provide peace of mind. Only students and building staff have access to HOEM, and this is enforced with 24/7 reception and overnight security. The main entrance and individual bedrooms have key card access and there is surveillance in all communal areas. Feel secure at HOEM with RA’s on call who help students build community, and respond to needs in the middle of the night, the 24/7 and Maintenance team is on-site daily, and available overnight as well for emergencies.
An important #HOEM goal is creating as little impact on the environment as possible, generating good vibes not garbage. The building is equipped with water conservation system, Building Automation System (so energy consumption is kept in check) and tonnes of bike storage with repair stations (where you can use tools with cool names like hex key set). HOEM also has a green wall and green roof which brings back vegetation to urban centres, promoting cooling and improved air quality.
Located in friendly, accesible and diverse Toronto, HOEM is in the core of Downtown Toronto with less than a 5-minute walk to all your classes. Located on Jarvis, between Shuter and Dundas Streets, HOEM is just steps away from the vibrant culture of Toronto: the nightlife, the arts, music, theatre, amazing food and shopping.