JANE JACOBS HOUSE

Address120 Madison Avenue, Toronto, M5R 2S5
Housing Fees$560.00 to $785.00  
Houses14 members
Shared Bathrooms3, one on each floor
Shared Kitchens 3, one on each floor
Common Spaces1 living room
LaundryUnlimited, in-house
WiFiUpgraded in 2020, $9 per month
Meal PlanMembers are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food. This house has three fully outfitted shared kitchens.
EligibilityNew members of Jane Jacobs House apply through the central office. They complete a phone interview with the central office to determine eligibility. The central office confirms their membership. Only graduate students are eligible to live in this house.
HistoryJane Jacobs House houses 13 members, 3 washrooms and 3 kitchens. George (aka King) Umehara was an early Co-op member, former General Manager, and founder of King Entertainment. During the 30 years in which he was a Co-op member, George Umehara founded and led Co-op’s Alumni Association. He left a substantial amount of money to Co-op when he died in 1969. CCRI purchased Jane Jacobs House with these funds in 1969.