Neighbourhoods Near Campus
Not living in Residence? There are various types of off-campus accommodations available to you in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Mississauga is home to a number of neighborhoods that are accessible and close to campus.
Click each community below to learn more:
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. Before you start your housing search, take a moment to reflect and consider what you need vs. what you want. 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 live with messy people, a one bedroom might be ideal.
Here are some things to consider beforehand:
Commute – How long is the commute to school? Is it a walking distance to a MiWay bus stop?
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?
Laundry – Is a washer/dryer in the unit? Is there a laundromat close by?
Utilities – Are utilities included or provided at an additional cost? Should I get cable?
Housing Style – Is a basement, house, condo or apartment right for me?
Neighbourhood – Are there things to do here? How close is the nearest grocery store?
Roommates – It is more affordable to live with someone, how many roommates can I live with?
Types of Housing
When you’re looking to live off-campus, you have a lot of options to consider, some include:
- Traditional Houses
Student Housing Buildings
There are several independently owned and operated student-housing buildings in Toronto near St. George downtown campus. They offer similar arrangements to on-campus residence: some include meal plans and dining halls, social spaces like common rooms and gyms, events and activities for residents, etc.
- Campus Common
- Harrington Housing
- Neill-Wycik Cooperative College
- St. Vladimir’s Institute
- Tartu College
The University assumes no responsibility in regard to any agreements entered into by students/residents with these residences, and makes no representations or warranties and assumes no responsibility for the conditions of services provided at these residences.
Canada Homeshare is an intergenerational housing initiative that matches older adults (55+) who have a spare bedroom with students enrolled in post-secondary education.
Students pay $400-$600 in monthly rent and contribute to 5-7 hours/ week of assistance around the home. The entire Canada Homeshare process is overseen by social workers.