The CCS campus is made up of two unique sites

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A. Alfred Taubman Center
for Design Education

The Taubman Center offers high ceiling, loft-style furnished rooms with one private bath. Each room is approximately 500 square feet and accommodate three to four people.

The Taubman Center is built on the philosophy of community, so just outside the student’s living quarters are work spaces, fitness rooms and lounge areas for students to interact. Each floor also houses a laundry room. Continuing with the theme of community, a full-service dining area is just a few floors below. Students living in the Taubman Center are required to have a meal plan.


Taubman Center three & four students per unit:
$3,450 per semester*

In each suite:

  • bed and large clothing storage (wardrobe or dresser) per person
  • large closet
  • couch and coffee table
  • elevated storage area
  • basic cable provided with upgraded cable available
  • ethernet and wireless internet in the room

In the building:

  • spray/work spaces
  • lounge areas
  • fitness center
  • game room and meeting spaces
  • multi-purpose
  • coin-operated laundry room

Walter & Josephine
Ford Campus

Located on the Walter and Josephine Ford campus. These are suite-style accommodations for one, two, four and six people or three people and include a living room, dining room, and full kitchen.

Six person suite:

  • three bedrooms
  • two bathrooms

Four person suite:

  • two bedrooms
  • one bathroom

One to two person suite:

  • one bedroom
  • one bathroom


Art Centre Building one student per unit:
$3,900 per semester*

Art Centre Building two students per unit: 
$3,750 per semester*

Art Centre Building four students per unit: 
$3,450 per semester *

Art Centre Building six students per unit:
$3,350 per semester*

In each 4-6 person suite:

  • bed, dresser, 4 drawers and hanging space per student
  • one customizable couch
  • coffee table
  • kitchen with refrigerator and stove
  • 3 bar stools (4-6 spaces)
  • ethernet cable connections
  • cable television service available, but not provided

In the building:

  • coin-operated laundry
  • spray/work room
  • fitness room
  • U245 student art gallery
  • community space (public)
  • public study space

Virtual Housing Tour

Common Features

Dining and Meal Plans

There are four different dining facilities for our students to enjoy. The Ford Campus is home to the Arts & Crafts Café which features a coffee bar, grab and go items and a grill. The Argonaut Grill, Tim Horton’s, and a full service dining facility are located at the Taubman Center. We also provide extensive vending services with customizable meal options provided 24 hours a day on both campus sites.

Meal plan options:

  • 785 dining dollars each semester — $725 per semester
  • 1570 dining dollars each semester — $1,450 per semester

The 1570 dining dollar plan is approximately 14 meals a week, and the 785 dining dollar plan is approximately 7 meals per week. Please keep in mind that this is an approximation and depends on how much the student actually eats.

If you were to run out of dining dollars, you may also put money on your CCS SmART card. Money added outside of the meal plan is refunded at the end of the year.

All students are locked into a meal plan for the academic year starting on move-in day. After move-in day, the size of the meal plan can be switched until the end of the add/change period at the start of each semester (approximately two weeks after semester start). Dates are published in the CCS Academic Calendar.

Housing Staff

We have a dedicated and energetic staff ready to assist you during your stay in CCS student housing. The staff consists of 11 resident assistants in the Art Centre Building and 10 resident assistants in the Taubman Center. The resident assistants are experienced students who assist residents and plan programs and activities. In addition to the resident assistants, there are professional staff members who live in each of our housing facilities.

Security in Housing

The security of the residents is of utmost concern. Both the Art Centre Building and the Taubman Center have a 24-hour front desk staffed by security personnel to assist students. The building is locked from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day. Residents use their student ID to get into the building and to access the elevator or stairwell. Shuttle service is also provided between the Cultural and New Center locations.

Students with Disabilities

All efforts are made to assist CCS students with disabilities. Assistance in educational matters is provided through the Student Success Center. Other types of assistance for students with physical disabilities are provided through the Office of Student Affairs. Students with a physical and/or learning disability must provide the College with documentation of their disability before any assistance can be provided.


Service from Ford and Taubman campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also provide shuttle trips to shopping centers that you need to sign up for.

Housing Staff

Rebecca Hanna
ACB Residence Life Coordinator

Ryan Harrison
Director, Residence Life

Ann Hawkins
TC Residence Life Coordinator