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  • A Solin Hall living room.
  • A Solin Hall living room.
  • A typical Solin Hall kitchen.
  • A typical Solin Hall bedroom.
  • The exterior of Solin Hall.

ATTENTION SOLIN HALL RESIDENT FOR THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR: Please note that unlike previous years, your lease agreement will not extend until July 31st and will instead terminate on April 30th, 2015 due to planned summer renovations. Accordingly, students will be charged for rent in 8 equal monthly installments instead of 11 monthly installments, reducing the total fees associated with this residence for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Solin Hall is the ideal choice for the student who desires the experience of living in a university residence but is also prepared to explore the exciting possibilities of living on one's own. 

Solin Hall, a former chocolate factory, was renovated for student living in 1990. The fully furnished apartments have spacious interiors, high ceilings and oversized windows that flood them with plenty of natural light. Solin features large common areas, a computer lab, pianos, a fitness room as well as pool and air hockey tables.

The hall is located southwest of McGill's downtown campus. Most students choose to purchase a monthly Metro/bus pass, which covers the daily 4-stop subway commute from Solin to main campus. Solin's location is close to the Atwater Market, where fresh produce, baked goods, dairy and meat items are available, and to the beautiful Lachine Canal, which is perfect for walking, cycling, rollerblading or relaxing.

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Cycling Around

Make sure you check out Solin Hall's volunteer-run bike collective, La Cave, which provides residents with free access to tools and expertise for bike maintenance and repair.



  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments; a limited number of studio units. Some double bedrooms. All apartments have their own bathroom(s), kitchen, living room, and dining room (Studio apartments are one-room apartments with kitchen facilities and bathroom).


105 apartments housing 280 male and female students.

Residence fees

Please see Fees for details. (Please note that room rates may vary by room size.)


The lease is 11 months in length, beginning on move-in weekend (usually the last weekend in August) and ending on July 31st. Those who do not choose to remain in the city during the summer months are permitted to sublet their apartments. Information on how to sublet is distributed to students in early spring.


Electricity, hot water, heating (controlled by individual thermostats) are included in the rent


  • Bedroom: Twin size bed and mattress (some may be loft beds), desk, dresser, bookshelf, lamp, drapery, wall to wall carpeting
  • Kitchen and Living Area: Refrigerator, stove, dining table and chairs, sofa, lamp, drapery

Phone and internet

Internet connection and WiFi are part of residence rent fees.

Telephone service is not provided by McGill. Students may purchase phone plans from an independent mobile service provider, or use pre-paid calling cards.


Although Solin Hall allows students to shop and cook for themselves, students assigned to Solin Hall will automatically be enrolled in a Commuter Meal Plan with a base amount of $300.  Students may opt out of this meal plan by choosing the appropriate selection in the online residence registration.


Locked entrance with intercom, overnight security.


McGill Residences does not insure students' belongings. In case of theft, fire or flood, students must rely on their own insurance providers. Many home insurance plans offer benefits for students who stay in a university residence away from home - check with your insurer for details. Alternatively, ask an insurance company about their options for university residences.


On-site maintenance staff, card-operated laundry facilities, computer lab, TV lounge (with cable), study room, games room (pool table, piano and arcade games), vending machines, storage, underground parking available (extra fee).

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