Housing Search

Thinking about living off-campus? Get help finding a place, learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and discover some handy tips for moving out when the time comes. Use these resources to help out with your 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. 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:

  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 I live with?

Popular Housing Websites 

Off Campus

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

Kijiji

Padmapper

Trovit

Viewit

Places4students

Torontorentals

Gottarent

GSCrentals

Casalova

4Rent

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.

Do you have a place you’d like to rent out to other students? You can use our off-campus housing website to place a rental ad.