Solin Hall


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 the 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. Soupe Cafe, located near Solin Hall on rue Notre Dame O, is especially popular with the students. The cafe accepts oneCard both in person and for deliveries. 

A former chocolate factory, Solin Hall 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.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. 

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.

Solin Hall highlights:

2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments; a limited number of studio units. Some double bedrooms. 

5th and 6th floors are reserved for Transfer and Exchange students and the Annex will be exclusively for Graduate students. 

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.

The lease is 11 months in length, beginning on move-in weekend 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

Internet connection and WiFi is part of your residence rent charge. 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 have the oneCard account on their McGill ID, with a base amount of $500. Visit to explore the full plan.

Locked entrance with intercom, overnight security.

For information regarding insurance, visit Regulations and Services.

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).