Housing Search

Things to consider:

Depending on your current needs, there are a lot of things to consider before renting off-campus as different people require different things. It is important to assess your needs and know what exactly you can and can’t put up with. Before you start your housing search, take a moment to self-reflect and consider what you’re willing to put up with and what you won’t put up with. For example, if you do your laundry twice a week, a unit with on-site laundry will be best suited for your needs. If you cannot stand messy people, a one bedroom will be ideal.

Here are some things to consider beforehand:

  1. Commute – How long is the commute to school? Is it a walking distance to a MiWay bus stop?  
  2. Furnished vs unfurnished – Can I afford to buy and move furniture? If I’m here for only a year is it worth it to furnish my place?
  3. Laundry – Is a washer/dryer in the unit? Is there a laundromat close by?
  4. Utilities – Are utilities included or provided at an additional cost? Should I get cable?
  5. Housing Style – Is a basement, house, condo or apartment right for me?  
  6. Neighbourhood – Are there things to do here? How close is the nearest grocery store?
  7. Roommates –  It is more affordable to live with someone, how many roommates can you deal with?

Popular Housing Websites 

Here are a few websites to assist you in your search: