Welcome to the University of Toronto Mississauga Residence’s Faculty Off-Campus Housing Site.
Whether you are planning on renting or buying a home, we have provided you with the necessary information and resources needed to prepare you for your move to Mississauga. Get to know the Mississauga area, the housing market and so much more!
Getting to Know Mississauga
Neighbourhoods in Mississauga
Each Neighbourhood in Mississauga offers its own unique landscape and access to services and facilities close by. Click each community below to learn more:
Port Credit Streetsville Cooksville Square One Erin Mills Erindale
To learn more about the neighbourhoods in Mississauga, visit the website below:
Vacancy Rate in Mississauga
Within the city of Mississauga, the vacancy rate as of 2020 was an average of 2.4%. For more information on the vacancy rate in Mississauga and a breakdown of the vacancy rate per housing style, please visit the website below:
If you are in need of temporary accommodations while you are looking for a home, below are some accommodations that are popular and/or close in proximity to the campus.
Airbnb Holiday Inn Hotels.com Guest Housing Glenn Erin
Non-Affiliation Disclaimer: You are advised to do your research before booking as quality varies between establishments. Student Housing & Residence Life is not affiliated with, nor do we endorse the above listing services. Links are provided for information purposes only.
When renting housing accommodations you can decide between renting an apartment (including low-rise/high rise apartments and a basement apartment in the house), and a House (including townhouses, duplexes, semi-detached and single-detached homes). As a general rule, housing costs should be less than 30% of before-tax household income.
- Utilities (electricity, heat and water)
- Municipal services (if applicable)
Before renting please consider the following:
Affordability: How much can you afford each month and still have money left over for your other bills (property insurance, cable, telephone service, Internet connection, parking, etc.)?
Location: How far are you comfortable commuting to work? Are you in close proximity to groceries stores, parks etc.?
Parking and public transportation: If you have a car, is the parking included in the rent, is it an additional cost? If you don’t have a car, how long is your commute by the MiWay bus?
Amenities: Most apartment buildings have amenities that are accessible to their residents, are amenities important to you?
For information on the average rental prices for each neighbourhood, please see Neighbourhoods in Mississauga.
Popular Housing Websites
University of Toronto - Off-Campus Housing Listings
Here are a few additional external websites to assist you in your search:
Non-Affiliation Disclaimer: Student Housing & Residence Life is not affiliated with, nor do we endorse the above listing services. Links are provided for information purposes only.
Is this your first time renting?
If you are already not familiar with renting, The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is the law that sets the rules for rent increases, evictions, repairs, and many other issues that affect tenants. If you rent your apartment, room, or house, the RTA probably affects you.
Check out any of the resources provided here for more information on common concerns covered under the RTA:
Harassment and Discrimination
Can your Landlord take your stuff?
NEW Eviction requirements
Buying a Home
Buying a Condominium Unit
If you are considering purchasing a condominium unit, as an owner, there are a number of things you consider, including:
maintaining and repairing your unit
participating in how the condo is run
all other rules about living in your condo (e.g. pets, time restrictions on noise, etc.)
For more information here on rights and obligations related to owning a condo, please see here.
Buying a House
If you are interested in purchasing a house in Mississauga, there are some you need to consider:
- Are you financially stable and ready to make a large purchase?
- What kind of home do you need now? What will you need in 5 to 10 years?
- The location and neighbourhood, Is it close to a school (if applicable)?
- Determine your preference for a new, resale or custom-built home
Are you new to Canada? If yes, please see the additional homebuying resources for newcomers to Canada.
For more information on homebuying, please visit the following websites:
What to know before buying a home
- Finding the right home
The following reflects the average housing market price for the housing styles.
|Property Types||Average Sold Price|
|Semi-Detached Housse||$1, 254, 006|
|Freehold Townhouse||$1,212 399|
The overall average price of homes sold in January 2022 was $1,153,635. For more information on the Mississauga housing market please visit The Canadian Real Estate Association.
Searching for your home
The following external resources can be used to assist you in your search for a condominium unit or house:
Below are some additional resources that you may find helpful after you have found your home.
As a University of Toronto Employee, you can receive discounted rates through different providers, see here.