Location, Location, Montreal!

The United Theological College sits on the eastern edge of the McGill University campus, in the downtown Montreal, one of North America’s most vibrant multicultural cities. Known for fine food, and a rich cultural life, Montreal is a great place to live for a host of other reasons too!

The historic McGill campus, the woods and parkland of Mount Royal, and the bustle and nightlife of the Plateau neighbourhood are all minutes away from the College.

Montreal is a safe city. People are friendly, welcoming, and tolerant. Most will go out of their way to help or give directions. While most Montreal residents are francophone, many are bilingual. You should be comfortable using either of Canada’s two official languages – English and French. Or try a little of both. It’s a good way to make friends.

Low Cost of Living

Compared to other Canadian cities, Montreal is an inexpensive place to live. Students particularly appreciate the reasonable rents, lower than average tuition fees, affordable public transit prices, and manageable food, restaurant, and entertainment costs.


Students have access to the McGill University library system, the Joseph C. McLelland Library (specializing in reformed theology and ministry practice), and the Birks Reading Room (theological and biblical studies). Together they offer one of the largest theological library collections in Canada.

Student Services, Residences and Privately Owned Housing

Campus-based students enrolled in Master of Divinity I and II have access to the recreational, health care and student support services of McGill University. They are also eligible to lodge in McGill residences. Off-campus housing is relatively cheap and easy to find.

McGill publishes an excellent listing of rental accommodations of all types and sizes.

The Presbyterian College, on University Street (just a few doors south of UTC) has student apartments and single rooms for rent. Students in the Montreal School of Theology’s Master of Divinity Program are given priority. More information can be found here.

The Edison Residence, Is a privately operated student residence which opened in 2014.  It is a newly constructed low-rise building on University Street, adjacent to UTC, with private rooms and shared community spaces.