All bedrooms are furnished with the following items for each student upon their arrival (more information can be found in the Parent & Student Handbook
- Twin bed (some have three drawers underneath) – boys are expected to make their own beds
- Desk with three drawers, three shelves, desk lamp, and chair
- Closet with shelf and hangers
- Dresser (three or four drawers)
- Cork board on the wall (for appropriate photos, posters, flag, awards, memos, etc.)
- Pillow, pillow case, mattress cover, top sheet, and light blanket. Clean bedding provided weekly. Extra pillows available upon request.
Roommates share the following in their room:
- Strong metal main door with key lock, mirror, and brass hooks
- Window with curtain
- Radiator heating with thermostat (no air conditioning in any of the houses)
- Smoke and fire detectors
- Small blue recycling box and small trash bin (emptied regularly by housekeeping staff, although students are encouraged to do so when needed)
- Almost all rooms have hardwood floors, a few are carpeted (maintained by housekeeping staff)
The following facilities are available in each house (although configurations differ):
- Hand sanitizer pump and notice whiteboard in the main foyer
- Laundry room (no coins required). Laundering process will be taught in both Middle and Upper School. Professional wash-and-fold and dry cleaning is available for pick-up and delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Basic kitchen with small appliances; i.e., toaster, kettle, etc. (available after study)
- Common room
- Television room
- Games (pool table, foosball table, etc.)
- Showers and washrooms on each floor (cleaned daily by staff) supplied with paper towels and liquid hand soap
- Big blue recycling boxes and big trash bins on each floor
- Water fountains on main floors
- Security cameras, emergency lights, fire extinguishers, alarms and pulls on each floor
- Water sprinkler system
- Parking lot for staff and students
Providing leadership within the residences are: Housemasters (teachers), Assistant Housemasters (teachers), Duty Masters (teachers who usually live off campus), and Resident Dons (recent B.Ed. grads or co-op university students), Heads of Houses (grade 12 students), Assistant Heads of Houses or Residential Assistants (grade 11 or 12 students), Prefects (grade 12 students), and House Captains (grade 11 students in Macdonald House).
Each house has two housekeepers who work through the week. They are helpful and will assist new families with orientation.
Tip: Label all personal belongings with boy’s name (use a label maker, iron-on personalized labels, masking tape, permanent marker), everything from his cellphone and alarm clock to his towels, shoes, winter jacket, and socks. Things get misplaced sometimes and the more roommates there are, the messier it can get!